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Perak Museum

Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping 64700, Malaysia
+60 5-807 2057
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Old building beautifully kept.

Lots of exhibition but you get the feeling that a lot more could have been exhibited.kept in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mathews k
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kuala lumpur
via mobile
First in Malaysia

The first museum to be built in Malaysia. The museum has Moorish characteristics as well as a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GAN L
via mobile
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  • Excellent27%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
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“vintage cars” (5 reviews)
“entrance fee” (10 reviews)
“local culture” (4 reviews)
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Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping 64700, Malaysia
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+60 5-807 2057
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"on display"
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"located right"
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"world war"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank joeonn
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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

It was a great place for children to learn about some agricultural and biological .And some history of Orang Asli.

Thank Jia Li L
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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

It is more about natural history than local history. There some exibits that tell about recent history and far back history. A nice experience worth a visit.

Thank RonA_Plymouth
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