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Perak Museum

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Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping 64700, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's nice to know this museum is the oldest in Malaysia and located in Taiping Perak. Established in 1883 by Sir Hugh Low, the fourth British Resident of Perak.

Thank mathaviselvadurai
Reviewed August 6, 2018

the musuem located in the city center. the thing that i like most was the building. they preserve the old building and reuse it as a museum. a good place to know the history of perak.

Thank ana_kecik
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Lots of exhibition but you get the feeling that a lot more could have been exhibited.kept in storage,I presume.opens at 8am. Minimal charges.

Thank mathews k
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

The first museum to be built in Malaysia. The museum has Moorish characteristics as well as a combination of Neo classical and Victorian influence. The museum is rich in ethnological, historical, archaeological and ethamobological collections. A great place to learn of the history of Perak.

Thank GAN L
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

The only thing worth seeing is the old colonial building, great architecture, facade looks like a palace. The museum has the normal exhibits/ replica of animals,traditional dressing,old bones,old junks, 1 aeroplane,4 old cars, some trishaws n an old funeral van. Lighting is good n bright.parking...More

Thank mohzan
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. This is Malaysia’s first museum. Architecture is beautiful. Just opposite the prison and very near to the Lake Gardens.

Thank Jo-AnnKYTan
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

This museum had bits in it for everyone. Animals, pottery and cars were the favourites. Open even on Chinese New Year it was a cool respite from the heat. Bargain price of 5 ringgit.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

There are only few chambers of exhibition. The items are very well presented. But as a state museum - there should be more on the tin mining industry and stories of British rule. There shd be more stories of the world war.

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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Went here as an introduction to Taiping. They have many animals - all that are stuffed and the taxidermy is not good. You can see the glue which is holding them together. Many people have said that place has never changed and it doesn’t look...More

1  Thank kgenge
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Built in 1883 by the British, the Perak Museum is the first ever museum in Malaysia. It displays various artifacts and replicas of local people and wildlife, which is indeed an educational experience enjoyable to people of all ages. Explanations are written in both Malay...More

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