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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Paul C
29 contributions
History and cultural treasure
Sep 2019
I just visited the main museum which tells of the geological origins historical moments of Malaysia history. A great learning point for a first visit to this beautiful country and it’s warm and friendly people. It explains very well how three different cultures of Malay Muslim and Buddhist have managed to share power and living space so successfully After enduring a very painful history of colonisation and oppression.
Written 23 September 2019
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Mistfidz
Penang Island, Malaysia19 contributions
Enjoy the day
Aug 2019 • Friends
No entrance fee. But must prepare a deposit RM5 & you will get a token (50sen) to put your belongings in the locker. After finish, get your belonging, return the token & you will get the deposit back.

The environment is nice, clean & comfortable. For Muslim, the surau is very nice, comfortable, clean & beautiful.

Must visit:
you can see rare syillings , money from different government.
Written 10 September 2019
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Wan Ersyad
6 contributions
Worth to spend time
May 2019
Good for every generation of visitors. Can easily spend 1 day here, especially if there is a seasonal exhibition. Interactive gallery, well organised. Different level display different exhibition. There is a cafe on ground floor in case you are waiting someone. Highlighted exhibition is the numismatic gallery. It displays in-depth history of currency and coins used throughout the country since the introduction of currency.
Entrance is free of charge. Has a fixed parking rate during weekdays and it is free during weekends. Need to pass a security check first for parking and gallery. Cannot bring bag inside, but no worries, there are lockers to store your stuff.
Written 26 August 2019
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geng59
Kuantan, Malaysia76 contributions
Seeing is believing - know your currency and its history whether old or young
Jul 2019 • Family
> Recommended as a family educational trip to create awareness. gather knowledge or even family bonding.
> Well managed and serene ambiance to welcome you.
> There is even a quaint cafe for some quick bites and to rest your tired feet or even to refresh.
> Do not miss the Money Wall and the Money Tunnel, be there to witness the riches - so near yet so far.
Written 11 July 2019
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Ashish S
374 contributions
Nice Museum
May 2019 • Business
Great and Nice Museum to visit. I liked the place a lot as many interesting things were seen by me over here.
Written 29 May 2019
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ashishdeora123
Jodhpur, India434 contributions
great
May 2019 • Couples
Very informative & interactive museum gallery not like other typical & boring museum There is no entry charge
Written 16 May 2019
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Maizatulliza Z
36 contributions
Great way to expand knowledge - FOC!
May 2019 • Family
One would think that free entrance means shoddy exhibits - but here is not the case. The range of art collection is very impressive and there are also thematic exhibitions (check their website for details). For kids, there is a money tunnel that features actual Malaysian Ringgit collections dated from years ago until recent. Interactive displays enable the kids to have fun while learning (adults too!). If you're filling hungry, there's a cafe on the ground floor to fuel you up.
Written 8 May 2019
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Peter L
Wigan, UK811 contributions
Comprehensive museum
Mar 2019 • Couples
At the current time, reaching the museum requires walking through a building site from Bank Negara railway station, but reaching it reveals an impressive building. Bags must be left in lockers available with a returnable deposit. There is no entry charge.

At the current time again the art gallery is closed, but there is more than enough on the other floors to keep ones-self occupied for a couple of hours.

The museum is of course based around banking, but it is no way one-dimensional.
Written 4 April 2019
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WoodyGraphy
Selangor, Malaysia42 contributions
One of the best museum gallery in Malaysia.
Jan 2019 • Friends
- The facade of the building is symmetrically fascinating.
- One of the Instagrammable-worthy spot in KL
- Entrance is free but need to pay RM5 as refundable deposit for a safety locker if you brings any backpack/handbag.
- Divided by several halls including currencies, economics, islamic finance, art gallery, numismatic etc.
- Very informative & interactive museum gallery not like other typical & boring museum.
- The interior was fascinating and i love the spiral staircase.
Written 20 February 2019
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tjcarroll67
Nantou, Taiwan130 contributions
Great tour of Malaysia History
Feb 2019 • Couples
The museum offers free tours daily at 10am daily and also 3pm on Thursday. Exhibits show the development of Malaysia both historically and personally. A great way to spend 2 or 3 hours. Bathrooms very clean.
Written 8 February 2019
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