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Perak Museum

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Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping 64700, Malaysia
+60 5-807 2057
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much improvement over the last visit. Newly done top floor housing Orang Asli section. The skeletal displays and taxidermy animals were impressive. Lovely to walk around and Have pictures taken with RR cars, Alvis and antique cars. Nice family outing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ivan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice colonial building with very affordable entrance fee. They have the historical section inside the building, small section vehicles and military equipments at the external building area and another inside are on introduction of Malaysian animals inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KYGan777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fascinated by the old colonial building archidecture. Spent around 45minutes. To me, not so historical about the exhibits but worth a visit. My 8-year old son really enjoyed the exhibits in the animal section and outdoor jet.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teikhin
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I simply love the architecture of this old colonial building. the collections are quite decent and they have closed the upper level; which contains some of the Orang Asli collections due to some restoration of the buildings.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Taiping is a small town, we just wanted to take a short break and slowed down a bit. The Perak Museum is near to our hotel, we took a taxi there and walked back to the hotel via the lake gardens.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hongkonger2018
Reviewed September 24, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GanL
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mohzan
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