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Address: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia
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Private Tour: Orangutan Island, Taiping Zoo and Perak Museum from Penang
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Small & Compact Museum

Children love the museum so much because of the animals skeletons and exhibits all kinds of animals and species which housed in unique exhibition cases. They are also placed in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TooP4
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Puchong, Malaysia

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it was a quick walkabout for us. it seemed a bit dark inside, brighter lights would have made a difference to the atmosphere. seemed gloomy. had a lot of information and artifacts.

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Thank Sunshine Z
Puchong, Malaysia
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Children love the museum so much because of the animals skeletons and exhibits all kinds of animals and species which housed in unique exhibition cases. They are also placed in various kinds of wild habitat environment that is both interesting and fun for kids to see. Kids really learn something out of that. Another interesting gallery is the orang asli... More 

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Thank TooP4
Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

By only looking at the building, I could imagine how wealthy and prosperous this area used to be. In most other places, museums are housed in buildings built and used for other purposes before. But people here were rich enough to purposely build a museum more than 100 years ago. Nice to see some artifacts from indigenous tribal groups.

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Thank Barrywuwuwu
Kuala Lumpur
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

some of the displays are really really old. the orang asli section is very good, and a little bit about the Lenggong archaelogical site (the Perak man museum in Lenggong is shut down so this is the next best thing in the region).

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Thank macplastik
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

The Perak Museum is not a huge complex, but it offers sufficient displays to keep one interested, especially since the entrance fee is minimal (RM5 per adult, discounts for MyKad holders). One section is dedicated to natural history with skeletons and stuffed animals on display (which were presented very neatly), another on Perak crafts and cultures, and the top floor... More 

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Thank Adrian F
Penang
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117 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is one of those typical museums that offer the whole spectrum of what Perak is. From clothes and culture to Islamic history, war and weapons, typewriters, money and of course a nice little selection of the kris. Natural history is not forgotten. The fact there are many subjects makes the museum a little lightweight in content quality, you can't... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,971 reviews
1,324 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is the oldest museum in Malaysia and is housed in a colonial building which was built in 1883. The exhibits were arranged in four main galleries with an outdoor exhibit displaying vintage cars. Worth a visit just to see the architecture of the heritage building the museum is housed in.

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Thank nellielim
Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

VARIETY of exhibits: GOOD the museum has a variety of exhibits ranging from weights and measuring instruments used in olden days to animals and aboriginal folk and also vehicles. TOTAL AMOUNT of exhibits: FAIR Due to the space constraints there are not that many exhibits that the museum can put up and thus the tour feels very short. UPKEEP of... More 

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Thank Caladus
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Went with the old and young. The kids enjoyed the animal exhibits and parents enjoyed the old times exhibition.

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Thank tanjung548
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The museum was a great place. It does not have much exhibited there.It has the culture of Malaysia , the old vehicles , the historical tools and many more.

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