History Museums in Kuala Lumpur

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History Museums in Kuala Lumpur

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  • Simon C
    Ashtead, UK762 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located just the other side of Central, the national museum was opened over 50 years ago, almost as a mark of independence and over four main galleries, explains the origins of Malaysia over time with the fourth gallery covering Malaysia’s independence leading up to the modern day.

    This was an interesting visit but I do get irritated at the discriminatory prices whereby international visitors are charged twice the rate as Malaysians, regardless of where they are from.
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • mohammed
    United Kingdom3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfortunately the old Istana Negara the national museum is closed for renovations until 2025 but you can see it through the gates
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • 李智优
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia50,867 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This memorial display items, documents & history related to our first prime minister. Located top of hill behind center bank of Malaysia. Free parking & admission to entrance. Must visit
    Written September 1, 2017
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,207 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting small museum housed in Tun Abdul Razak's former residence. Very well maintained with small fountain in the gardens, furnished rooms throughout the residence with informative signage in Malayan and English. Other buildings house a great collection of associated artefacts and items of political significance.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,178 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part of the governement subsidied Craft Complex now in the middle of a huge construction site the museum is waiting for a new display in February. Judging from the previous it isn't much to expect, this is a very oldfashioned establishment. There is a textile museum at the corner of Merdeka square in central KL showing more of the local craft techniques.
    Written February 21, 2020
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  • harrymikael80
    Putrajaya, Malaysia525 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    National Archives of Malaysia (Malay: Arkib Negara Malaysia) is an organization that manage most of the memorials dedicated to Malaysia's former prime ministers and notable figures. The headquarter of National Archives is located in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (was known as Jalan Duta) and near to the new Istana Negara. Visitors are allowed to visit the National Archives if they would like to get some information or data on Malaysia's history.
    Written November 5, 2016
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  • Vandieman111
    Adelaide, Australia1,358 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    For such an interesting subject in the middle of the capital city I would have expected more. However, if you are in the area it is probably worth a short visit, just don't expect too much. The exhibits are interesting although not displayed in great detail.
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • 李智优
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia50,867 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gallery is free admission fee. Display Malaysia 4th prime minister life, history & family. Very imformative but a bit running down on maintenance
    Written November 11, 2017
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  • 李智优
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia50,867 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small museum orang asli located in an orang asli village in Gombak. Museum is well keep & organised. Informative and educational tour for public to know better orang asli history & culture in our country
    Written August 13, 2017
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  • Witoldzio
    Manhattan, KS614 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a relatively small, but very informative and excellently organized museum that gives visitors insights into early history of KL and especially of the early Chinese community in KL and their religious and social practices.
    The exhibits are prepared with real attention to detail and aesthetics, and the material truly captivating.
    Don't forget to see the actual temple next door.
    Written June 23, 2024
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  • harrymikael80
    Putrajaya, Malaysia525 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorial Negarawan meaning "Statesmen Memorial" in Malay is a memorial which dedicated to 7 Malaysian statesmen who played significant roles in the achieving of the nation's independence. The statesmen are Tun Dr Ismail, Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Tun V.T. Sambanthan, Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Tun Datu Mustapha, Tun Fuad Stephens and Tun Temenngung Jugah. The admission to this memorial is completely free and it is closed on Mondays except on public holiday. If you get the chance, take your time to visit other attractions which located nearby such as the Tun Hussein Onn and Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorials and Bank Negara Museum.
    Written August 12, 2019
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,040 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Trade Museum is located in Menara Matrade. It provides visitors information on the evolution of trade pertaining to Malaysia from ancient times to this modern era. The information centre displays trade agreements and policies as well as Malaysia's Industrial Master Plans.
    Written November 8, 2016
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