Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery
4.5
Art GalleriesSpeciality MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Peter of Perth Hills
Perth, Australia3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SG_Stuff
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The museum is run by the national bank so as expected the exhibits were of a financial and economic nature. About 50% of the galleries were closed at the time of visit so we did not see any art - just some basic exhibits about trading history and currency. Lots are aimed at school/kid level and indeed we arrived just as a busload of rowdy ones arrived! Allow an hour.
Written 30 January 2024
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Prinsenhof
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A very nice museum (unfortunately the gallery was closed for repairs or so) but the remaining floors offered a good insight into the development of the Malaysian central bank, it’s role and responsibilities, etc. Also a good overview of the development of coins and noted throughout the last few hundred years. All in all, interesting exhibition with everything displayed in BM and English so good for tourists as well. Some nice interactive areas and activities so also younger kids would be entertained for a while. Parking is RM 5 but the museum itself is free (you need to put a deposit of RM 10 for putting any bags you have in a locker).
Written 15 August 2023
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Pau_J_492
Cambridge, UK5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Excellent museum. Only looked around the financial part of the museum. Excellent layout spoilt by lots of groups of schoolchildren running around unsupervised whilst their teachers sat downstairs checking their phones. The museum staff need to do better to make the experience more enjoyable for all.
Written 1 February 2024
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Mas Sabran
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I had a wonderful experience visiting Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, which is also known as Sasana Kijang. Its Numismatics Gallery offers plentiful information on the evolution of currency system used from the Zaman Kesultanan Melayu Melaka till today's modern era. It's suitable for educational and leisure purpose and it's strongly recommended that parents bring their children to this museum.
Written 8 July 2023
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GrandTour11218586457
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Business
Already 1year also same, no change. Very Bad bad bad for the customer service, call for 1 week, call on morning , afternoon also nobody answers😡😡😡, even email also no reply for one week. Because group visit need to make appointment, otherwise also don't want to booking date 😡😡😡😡
Written 23 October 2023
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Xander Shah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
This place is just wonderful and well curated. It is sad that it is ranked so low in the list. Perhaps due to lack of marketing it is not so well known compare to shopping malls? Anyways if you happen to visit KL, it is highly recommended to pay a visit.
Written 17 July 2024
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AIDANADIAH@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Stephen o
Croydon, UK120 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
If not for the lavish conferences that the Central Bank organises at the expense of the taxpayer, you may overlook this add on to their huge monolith built at Sasana Kijang, a good half an hour walk from the nearest LRT Bandaraya. If travelling by car, the building is next to the UM / OUM city campus.Once found one can't but admire the ivory towers that house the Central bankers, shielding them in glass away from the economic realities outside. You will encounter hordes of school children sitting on the pristine marble floors or busying themselves in the souvenir shop. I am glad Governor Zeti has built this expensive cocoon where within its glass walls, one can still enjoy a cup of coffee at yesteryear's price at the museum cafe, no doubt subsidised by taxpayers again. No wonder all the quantitative easing has only made the rich contractors richer and mainstreet poorer. Enjoy this white elephant, a true symbol of Malaysia's delusion of grandeur. We are told the Central Bank will be building an even larger unnecessary billion dollar spectacle of a university to house the retiring bureaucrats.
Written 17 February 2016
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Dear Stephen o, Thank you for your review. Best Wishes,
Written 23 February 2016
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db01212014d
Tampa, FL84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
Very far from the Merdeka Square, you need to ride taxi if you want to go here. Unless you are a backpacker, you can walk from Merdeka Square to this museum for 40 minutes. Very impressive buidling and free entrance. You will see the different coins and bills of Malaysia and you will learn how money evolve in this country. Aside from Malay money, you will see different bills of different country. I am so impressed. After visiting the museum, you can take you snacks at the ground floor and buy some souvenirs.
Written 23 July 2012
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