National Museum
National Museum
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • KL Sentral • 5 min walk
  • Tun Sambanthan • 10 min walk
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JonasF
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Great place to visit and find our more about the history. Me and my wife were externally happy with the visit.
Written 22 November 2022
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Lauren L
6 contributions
Nov 2022
Very well laid out. The guides are very informative, several speaking different languages. Very impressed.
Written 14 November 2022
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B T
London, UK1,093 contributions
Aug 2022
The museum was very good, they had information in 4 halls, one on prehistoric malaysia, one on the various early kingdoms in the area, one on colonial malaysia and one on modern independent malaysia. It was well laid out and very interesting. Conveniently located right next to the metro station of the same name.
Written 14 August 2022
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Shannon
Nadi, Fiji921 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
There's a small gallery section here but that's about it. The main building has been taken up by a filming studio. Entry was free on our visit but it's just out of the way and a waste of time unless your doing the botanical gardens or live around sentral come visit.
Written 26 June 2022
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SY Hong
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Li Ling is a walking time machine and a great story teller.

I felt like walking into the past while Li Ling explained the process of each era and development.

Worth a day spend in going through the tour with a super professional Muzium Guide.
Written 17 January 2022
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Connie C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Two days ago I revisited National Museum. My first and last visit was in 1979. Ms Ong Li Ling was our Museum Guide for a small group of 5 of us. I must praise her for her in-depth knowledge of the history of Malaysia. She has almost had all the answers to our questions. The other important mention is, even though the Aircond in the Museum wasn’t working properly yet she was ever so patient in explaining to us and even reward us with mini Kit Kat Chocolates when we answered her questions correctly. This is really showing her passions in letting us know all knowledge possible. Thank you Li Ling.
Written 10 January 2022
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Vin
1 contribution
Jan 2022
The museum went through extensive renovations and it is airy and modern. There are 4 halls : Pre-History, Malay Kingdoms, Colonial Era and Malaysia Today. Outside there are old vehicles and trains, as well as an old royal house.

Any visitor would benefit from the crash course on the history of Malaysia on display at the Muzium Negara.

Thank you for the free guided tour conducted by volunteer guide - Ms. Ong Li Ling whom passionate to share the rich cultural heritage of this country. Kudos !
Written 7 January 2022
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David Yeow
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Me and my wife decided to spend Sunday afternoon at the National Museum. She contacted Ong Li Ling to be our tour guide. Li Ling patiently took us through all 4 exhibition halls A, B, C & D and even helped us to take many pictures. We learned a lot about Malaysia’s rich history and culture. Thank you Li Ling for making this a memorable experience for us 😃
Written 3 January 2022
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mudcow
George Town, Malaysia329 contributions
Oct 2021
Good museum, especially the Colonial section. We didn't allow long enough so will return another time. The air conditioning wasn't working when we visited so it was a bit uncomfortable. Most of the staff were very helpful and it was nice that you can get out without being forced through the gift shop!
Written 23 October 2021
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Kelvin Hoyer
15 contributions
Feb 2020
The national museum of Malaysia is such an interesting place. It is a gem of the country where you can explore the nation with the precious exhibit.
Written 31 December 2020
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NATIONAL MUSEUM (Kuala Lumpur) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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National Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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