Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

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Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery
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Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery (“BNM MAG”) offers a multifaceted range of themes through its six permanent galleries: Children’s Gallery, the Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery, Economic Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Numismatics Gallery and Art Gallery. These galleries delve into the Malaysian economy, the Bank’s role in the nation’s economic development and financial landscape since pre-independence to the present-day. Reinforcing the Bank’s role as the leader of national numismatic and supporter of arts heritage, the Museum also showcases numismatic treasures that are as old as history as well as its dynamic collection of Malaysian and ASEAN artworks. Dedicated to providing visitors with a meaningful engagement with the public, BNM MAG elevates visitor experience through innovative temporary exhibitions, special programmes and outreach activities that strengthen and enrich the community from all walks of life.
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AIDANADIAH@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia127 contributions
History and Arts
Jan 2020 • Friends
When we talk about museum, mostly is about history and arts. This trendy Bank Negara Museum showcase the history of finance-how Bank Negara made money, the versions of classic money and also got some art paintings by famous artist at the upper floor.
Written 2 June 2020
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Peter of Perth Hills
Perth, Australia3 contributions
Interesting view of Malaysian economic history
Mar 2020 • Couples
Quite informative, an enlightening view of Malaysian history from an economic angle. No entry fee (10MYR deposit required for cloak service), and a rather pleasant cafe attached for good light lunches. However, we snuck in on 8 March, the day before an indefinite closure due to COVID-19 (although works are also being undertaken at the same time).
Written 11 March 2020
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ITomm
Edithvale, Australia72 contributions
Museum, Art Gallery and Islamic Muslim Eye Opener
Jan 2020
We are not Muslims so we didn't quite know what to expect - but we were soon astounded by the history, the artefacts, the architecture and the mosaical patterns that belong to no other race/religion . The world of Islam stands by itself - it is VERY different from the European Western character we were used to - Islamic art, writings, clothing, rugs, ceremonial weapons, pottery and silverware has an ambience all of its own. There is an entrance fee. The building is air-conditioned, there is a restaurant and there are three floors in a huge complex. Nearby is the National Mosque of Malaysia.
Written 1 March 2020
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Lulu
10 contributions
Nice place to visit in city
Feb 2020 • Solo
I would say it is more like a museum of banking and currency than art gallery as there are only 30 paintings at most but all are great paintings. Well furnished, many seats for resting and can take your time to enjoy the art. Free admission,lockers provided for bags. 10mins walk from lrt/mrt station:Bandaraya.
Written 21 February 2020
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Hanan B
Ramat Gan, Israel535 contributions
Interesting but not stupendous
Feb 2020 • Solo
Malaysia’s Central Bank has set up a museum/gallery for Its citizens combining history with education. I don’t know how many other central banks have done this or something similar, and so kudos. I actually came to see the art on exhibit (top floor) but it was not to my taste.

The museum is located a bit off the beaten track, in a place where you might find a taxi cruising once every millennium. Not having a mobile phone, I was unable to order one, however the kind people at the front desk were kind enough to do it for me.
Written 21 February 2020
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Isz Z
1 contribution
Excellent museum! It's good for young people to study about our currency and other related to finance. Very Innovative!
Dec 2019
Excellent museum! It's good for young people to study about our currency and other related to finance. Very Innovative!
Written 24 January 2020
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Tran Tri Dung
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
A destination you should visit
Jan 2020 • Business
The art collection and museum of the central bank of Malaysia provide you with deep understanding of Malaysian culture and people, in addition to economics and moneytary system.
Written 20 January 2020
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SuffolkLucchese
Suffolk581 contributions
Good displays.
Dec 2019
Visited on a Sunday morning. Starting at the top and working down we enjoyed the artwork of the BNM collection and its mixture genre. Working down the floors to cover the various galleries, each is well set out and several very interactive for kids, this part of the museum is done particularly well. Pleasant staff as well made the visit very enjoyable and well worth it.
Written 1 January 2020
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Marion F
New York City, NY183 contributions
Unexpectedingly great
Sep 2019
I honestly didnt know what to expect from my visit at first, my main reason for going was that it was free, when i learned it was essentailly an economics museum i was very skeptical, but was soon very pleasantally suprised.
Never before has the phrase "money in all things" been so skillfully illustrated. From the history of commerce starting in neolthic times, explored on a bike you pedal, to the examples of Malaysia's currency during its beginning, colonized period to present
Written 28 September 2019
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Phoebe
8 contributions
Nice place and staff!
Sep 2019 • Solo
I arrived with a big backpack, happily left it at the reception desk. Good topics in display, gained a lot of financial knowledge while having fun. The Islamic financial system part was a highlight. Good Cafe at a reasonable price. Super nice staff gave me an in-depth understanding of many little cultural things and that has always been the focus of my travelling. Thanks!
Written 27 September 2019
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