Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is the go-to place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to experience pewter, both as a beautiful piece to be admired and as a craft. Wander through intriguing museum exhibits and witness real-time pewter crafting and end your tour with hands-on pewtersmithing workshops. Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is recognised as one of the top tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, winning the Traveller's Choice Award by TripAdvisor in 2015.
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Ting
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
Hard knocks..Great experience and fun. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Recommended place for family
Written 29 January 2023
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Kevspain
7 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
A tour which you can book free transport in advance. The history of Salangor through the ages was most interesting and informative. You can go alone or in a group whichever you choose. To see the craftsman at work and know at firsthand how skillful they are and looking at the finished product in the shop. The staff are very pleasant and helpful and makes for a very enjoyable visit.
Written 11 November 2022
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Mark R
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Thoroughly recommend this enjoyable
and very informative tour led by our guide Joyce. We especially found the tour of the factory and the opportunity to watch the crafts people at work fascinating.
Written 9 November 2022
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Nicole S
Ontario116 contributions
Sep 2022
We visited with our kids ages 11 and 13. This visit turned out to be a surprise hit of our visit to KL. The visitor centre is very well done, both interesting and educational. We enjoyed the School of Hard Knocks and everyone liked having a bowl to bring home. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. One suggestion: having some smaller "trinkets" for sale would be great in terms of purchasing souvenirs. Keychains or backpack charms are always a hit. I would have loved to purchase a Christmas ornament as well, as this is my usual travel souvenir (I fully recognize that Christmas is just one of many religious holidays in Malaysia's wonderfully diverse society.)
Written 20 September 2022
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nan h
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
One of the best visit i ever had from the other place that i ever gone too. From the staff to the fasility there were top notch. Hope to come here again later.
Written 18 September 2022
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842emilyh
Singapore, Singapore284 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Booked a ticket for School of Hard Knocks and experience the traditional way to knock a pewter dish for myself. Recommended for those w families and older children, good release of energy while hammering the dish! Free guided tour with English speaking guide was interesting too!
Written 14 September 2022
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James Matthias Chin
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
School of Hard Knocks session for my son guided by the host Azree who made our family feel very welcome. Great learning about one of Malaysia great heritage. Azree provided us with an excellent tour of the facility and is very knowledgeable about Royal Selangor. Highly recommended to visit this facility.
Written 4 June 2022
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David L
1 contribution
Jun 2021
I really liked the Star Wars Pewter figures they had when we visited in December 2019.

It was interesting to walk through the factory on the tour and see where the crafting occurred.

We went back a second time on another tour and purchased some Pewter mugs, and small Disney figures.
Written 19 May 2022
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Zoe W
3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
The tour was so interesting and with some interactive elements that our 11 year old enjoyed. Grace our guide informative and friendly. The tour finishes in the gift shop but there is no pressure at all to buy.
Written 18 February 2022
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Ryuuken
Irvine, CA53 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Malayan Pewter, Selangor Pewter Malaya, Selangor Pewter Malaysia, Selangor Pewter, Royal Selangor Pewter - The evolution and history of what is today famously known as Royal Selangor is just some of the takeaways you will come to be familiar with after completing the guided tour at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Tucked away in the suburbs of Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, this venue effecfively simultaneously achieves being a museum, a manufacturing factory, an exhibition centre and souvenir shop.

The interior is very well kept (including bathrooms) and our guided tour experience (which I highly recommend) led by the impressive Ravi left us with a deeper awareness of Royal Selangor's rich history and a great deal of appreciation for the level of craftsmanship that goes into their pewter products; the vast majority are molded and created by hand. Swing by on weekdays to see more of the factory in action.

With parking fees skyrocketing in shopping malls and crowd levels returning to pre-pandemic times, the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is a fantastic alternative for both tourists and locals alike. The guided tour (or self guided if you prefer) and parking is free and the cafe inside serves up good food at reasonable prices.

Growing up in the 90s, the Royal Selangor brand was synonymous with pricey goods and the pride of the nation. Fast forward to today and upon spending time at the souvenir shop, you can definitely find many practical items at various price points. Pop culture based pewter such as Marvel, Harry Potter, Disney, Star Wars and others are definitely worth checking out while sister companies Comyns and Selberan cater to more upscale clientele.

As with most companies, I can't imagine how badly Royal Selangor was impacted by the pandemic and I hope they're able to find their feet again. With almost 150 years of history to their name, I hope this family owned business can still thrive and uphold their quality over time. This visitor center is a good way to showcase the best of Malaysia and exceeded my expectations. I'd easily recommend checking out this place.

Written 30 January 2022
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