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National Museum

Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
+60 3-2282 6255
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Muzium Negara was officially opened on 31 August 1963, on the site of the Selangor Museum, which was accidentally bombed during the Second World War.The main museum building houses four exhibition galleries featuring Malaysia’s history and rich cultural diversity. The Prehistory Gallery showcases the formation of the Malay Archipelago with findings of numerous important prehistoric archaeological sites in Malaysia. There's no need to book ahead, just be at the museum front desk about 10 mins before.Tours are in English - but tours in Malay, Mandarin, French, Japanese and other languages are also available. For the latest schedule, please check the museum website.
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Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
+60 3-2282 6255
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They had guided tours (for english, it's at 10 AM). Though we were unable to join the guided tour, the exhibits had sufficient information for us to easily understand it as well. The museum also has a park in its vicinity :)

Thank Dominique R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great air-con and not bad value for 5RM but not a must-see. Very busy on a Sunday morning, quick to walk around the 4 galleries

Thank travellingKarrieG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history and lifelike displays then this is a good place to spend a couple of hours. Readily accessible via one of the next Metro lines the national museum documents Malaysia's change over four periods.

Thank Wheretogo2day
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is 3 storey symmetrical building with a protruding porch and arches on the ground level expresses Moghul architecture eloquently. Formally the national history museum,it exhibited unique historical development of the early days till present it was built in 1919.This place is very good to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offer tours in English on some days at 10 am. We lucked out and joined a great tour. We walked around the museum for two hours and I could have stayed longer. We learned so much about Malaysian history. The tour guide even made...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of friends went to visit this museum and we were guided by a lovely smiling woman named Saida! With her excellent explanation, it gives more extra knowledge and understanding about Malay cultures and history to us. The museum is well maintained and preserved...More

Thank Irma A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum is located in a striking building that features traditional Malay and Minangkabau architecture. It houses collections on natural history, local culture and customs, and outdoor exhibits of artefacts recording the country’s past, RM2 (Free for children below 12 years old and children...More

Thank amirhossein f
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 i made a visit to the Muzium Negara. Was greeted by a cheerful and passionate tour guide, Ms Saida Dasser. Despite the fact that she is not a Malaysian, Saida was very well-versed about the history and explained about any...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is informative and well maintained. The great difference came from our French speaking guide, Mathilde. She made the tour absolutely great and very interesting. She has a deep knowledge of Malaysian history. Her presentation is precise and very lively. We had a great...More

Thank Emmanuel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malaysia is a unique country of tolerance; an excellent blend of religions and cultures, Hindu from India, Buddhist from India and East Asia, Islam from the Mid East and Christianity from Europe. All seem to get along well with one another.

Thank Gary W
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Duy N
1 November 2016|
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Response from Ashwathram r | Reviewed this property |
Its just a walkable distance you nees to cross the KL Sentral mall , there is no pedastrian walkway, be care ful with the speeding cars, walk along the road and you need to climb down the stairs of the crossover brighe and... More
Lola R
17 June 2016|
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Response from Stay_Strong_Thailand | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. But avoid being scantily dressed, or ultra-short shorts.
4 June 2015|
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Response from bellhana | Property representative |
Yes, please purchase the ticket in the ticket counter. (ex) Rm2 for Adult Malaysian Citizen; RM5 for Adult Foreigner) We look forward to your visiting!!
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