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Address: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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That morning it rained n we were unable to make our trip up to maxwell hill. We drove around n stumble upon the museum. First we wandered outside the museum where there was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ee M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

That morning it rained n we were unable to make our trip up to maxwell hill. We drove around n stumble upon the museum. First we wandered outside the museum where there was a world war plane , steam train, old motor vehicles which were all well signed n narrated. Entrance fee was rm5 for foreigner n a mere rm1... More 

Thank Ee M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thou it could be done better with more frequently changed theme exhibition - but thou it does not do it that way, it is still a lovely little museum for visitors to visit and to understand some of the history of the region. Besides history, it also houses a wide varieties of animal species for the family to learn. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A refreshingly low entry free gains you access to this interesting museum. Shah Aslan was an amazing achiever and his life story can be seen here. There is a wealth of information on the ancestral line, but the main attractions - for me - were the memorabilia surrounding Aslan; his academic career, his transport museum and his tenure as Shah.... More 

Thank Graham H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place because of 2D exhibition. Not so much on history of Perak or Taiping, but generally on Malaysia like traditional cloths, games & foods; old cars; and animals. Fun place to enjoy it with your family and small kids.

Thank Yattleel
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is second time I bring my kids here. Before this, there are exhibit toys in this museum. Latest there have a 3D art to take pictures. The fees is cheap for Malaysian. Only pay RM 2 for adults and FOC for kids for 12 and below. My kids really enjoy to know about Perak History.

1 Thank Ayu K
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Nothing much exhibited here, more about the local culture. The building itself is a very histrorical colonial building, well-preserved. We just spent about 1/2 hour here. The museum is in town and within walking distance to other heritage trail spots.

Thank IntanWan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Good place to have a look at the Malaysian culture. It doesn't tell much about Taiping though. Entrance fee is cheap; a short visit to keep the kids occupied; good for primary school children.

1 Thank RowdyMonster
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee for mykad RM2, without is RM5. New add on for the oldest museum in Peninsular M'sia, 3D art for the kids to take pictures. There are 2 level, have to take off shoes before going to the upper floor. For tourist, its a good info to learn about Perak customs and culture.

Thank Angeline K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

You won't find much about Taiping and its history here. Most of the exhibitions are about animals, both land and sea and also Malaysian cultures. It's still interesting though. We make it a must to visit everytime we come to Taiping. Tickets are cheap (free for kids 12 and below and only RM2 for adults) so there's no harm in... More 

Thank alongsj
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

The place was full of really bad taxidermy. There was an elephant skeleton and some british machinary but that was about it in terms of interesting features. There are no facts or features regarding the part Taiping played in the wars, which would have been much more intetrsting than the awful displays that are there. The museum is part of... More 

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