Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

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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
About
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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cor.empire
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia35 contributions
Jan 2022
What a life!?! the best things in life are free, indeed!!!
First time to experience being welcome by the tour guide the moment you enter the museum and guide you through as well which are the top choices at the Café.

As the tour guide knowledgeably stating the important persons, dates and events and Narrating how did it all begin, about the foundation of Royal Selangor, the Founder, first Pewter smiths, the family and the connections.

Showcasing the magnificent and finest collections of products, exquisitely and manually molded. You'll learn the processes from compound or raw preparation, melting, polishing and finishing.

Recommendable and worth as much time as you have available!
Written 15 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rosziana R
7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We took our children to visit royal selangor visitor ctr during school holiday to participate in the school of hard knock activity. Ravi who was the tour person, took us around and provided the info and history on Royal Selangor. Interesting visit and very informative, my kids really enjoyed it a lot. At the end of the tour, we were sent to school of hard knock to “knock” the pewter and make a bowl, which after, the bowl that we’ve made was given to us as souvenir together with a royal selangor apron and a certificate. A gem in the city, definitely.
Written 24 December 2021
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Fion Liaw
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
I accidentally booked the wrong date for School of Hard Knocks but they still let me join the workshop with the same ticket. Super nice! So glad that I made it to the museum as there was flash flood the day before.

Ravi was the workshop instructor. He was very clear in his explanation and most importantly, patient and helpful. The workshop was fun and I had my name engraved on the pewter piece and had it smashed into a bowl. It was a great experience started off with workshop then followed by the guided tour as it induced my sense of appreciation of the pewter craftsmanship after the hands-on session.

The guided tour was excellent and Ravi was again the tour guide. He was knowledgeable, friendly, also very detailed in answering my queries. From history of the company to the display of early pewter items, all was informative and interesting. I was offered to try chilled 100plus in a pewter tumblr and it was a cool experience! Post that, the tour continued with 3 workstations showing how the artists moulded the items and polished them. I got to try hammering a tumblr and oh boy it was so difficult. Mine was so ugly while the artist hammered the prints on the tumblr so perfectly and effortlessly. The skill and patience of these artists is incredible!

Also, Mr Wong from the gift shop was helpful and patient in answering my questions. If time permits, don’t miss out the gift shop as there are a lot of interesting souvenirs to bring home.

It was a highlight of the my short trip in KL. Highly recommended to everyone. I will be back to visit The Foundry in the future.
Written 21 December 2021
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Dr Shawn Paul
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia63 contributions
Dec 2021
Was introduced to this place by my uncle. Free on-site parking easily available, we reached quite late, around 3pm on a Saturday afternoon.

Was greeted warmly by Grace who informed us that the cafe will close by 430pm hence we headed to the cafe to have reasonably priced coffee and cheesecake.

Then we were taken on a guided tour to the museum and factory by Grace who was very warm and knowledgeable. Had a go at pounding the pewter sheet with a mallet which was really interesting and also had an ice cold drink out of a pewter cup, refreshing!

Ended the tour at the gallery/shop. Great pewter collection ranging from household items to Star Wars.

10/10 will recommend for an afternoon day out in KL.
Written 6 December 2021
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Geok Teng
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Perfect tour by Grace👍👍👍
Educational tour for the kids, they enjoyed it very much. Will return again.
Written 30 November 2021
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CherishExter
2 contributions
Nov 2021
Overall a superb experience in visting Royal Selangor Visitor Center @ KL. Thanks to Grace Oh , our tour guide who is a friendly & cheerful girl who explained the history & stories behind the beautiful artwork to us, every single artwork is so special & by handcraft. We get to know more about Royal Selangor & bought some for collection. Will pay a visit again & attend the "Hard knocks workshop" for next visit. Keep it up & will recommed this to friends around.
Written 21 November 2021
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Terry S
6 contributions
Nov 2021
Join the free guided tour with my family, we were served by Tracy, an English speaking guide who is very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour is really fun and informative as we get to visit the museum to learn about the history and look at the preserved pewter. The Science Discovery Gallery allowed us to play along as well. The most memorable experience is the Live Craftmanship Showcase which we were able to watch how the well-trained pewtersmiths craft each products (and we also have the chance to try on!). This is definitely a must-visit place in Selangor!
Written 19 November 2021
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Sumlim
8 contributions
Such excellent service! From the time we arrived till the end Azree and Chloe made us feel very welcomed. Their enthusiasm in guiding us through the workshop and museum is really on par with the many international museums I have visited.
Written 1 October 2021
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Jess
3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I visited this place on a weekend. I am very pleased with guided tour. Mr Wong, my guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained all my questions with enthusiasm and patience. My only regret is because I went on a weekend (PPN Phase 2), I didn't get to try the workshop. So, in case anyone would like to go there, you might want to check if the workshops are available. I will definately visit again to join the workshops.
Written 25 September 2021
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Beng Kiat O
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We booked 8 bespoke whisky glasses and brought the kids to the visitor centre to collect and learn more about pewter.

The tour was very interesting and both my sons enjoyed it very much. They both took a slot in the School of Hard Knocks and got their own souvenir and we had lunch at the cafe.

Been all around tourist sites around the world and I dare say the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is world class and it is a shame not many locals know about it (we discovered after sharing the activities on Facebook).

Good job guys, keep it up!
Written 15 May 2021
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