Kinta Tin Mining Museum

Kinta Tin Mining Museum, Kampar: Address, Phone Number, Kinta Tin Mining Museum Reviews: 4/5

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The_Traveler010710
Shah Alam, Malaysia2,180 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
To our surprise, this museum is located next to a petrol station, next to Nasi Kandar restaurant and a supermarket! The authority should relocate it to a more suitable and proper place. It was only a few minutes walk from Grand Kampar Hotel.

There’s many old machine used in the mining industry displayed in the museum. Unfortunately, the outdoor area displaying all these are not properly taken care of! Weeds growing in between the machines, some human statues depicting the mining worker were broken but not replaced or fixed.

I hope the authority will do something to this place in order to preserve the history for the next generation.
Written 2 August 2020
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Curious65101162948
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Jul 2019 • Couples
Very informative Kinta tin mining history for Malaysian and foreign tourists. Bigger and fully equipped tin mining exebition.
Written 30 July 2019
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Winston Chuah
Subang Jaya, Malaysia293 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
I highly recommend a stop here when you're at Kampar. It's located at Bandar Baru Kampar, next to the Econsave department store. There is no dedicated parking but fret not, you can park outside the museum and walk inside. Being a history buff, I was pleasantly surprised how well maintained the museum is.

Entrance tickets are cheap and it is wheelchair friendly. The museum is divided into 2 levels. The ground floor houses exhibits of Malaysia's glorious tin mining days. The second floor houses exhibits of old printing press materials and machinery. All in all, you can easily spend an hour or two here.
Written 11 February 2019
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Sakura Ungu
Cheras, Malaysia4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
The place is good for infomation about history of tin mining in Malaysia especially Perak. Only pay RM5 per person you can see so many collections and materials of tin mining.
Written 22 January 2019
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Florence H
Penang Island, Malaysia97 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We went there in June and it’s our first time to see a lot of the mining apparatus and pictures from the golden mining era. We paid for a guide and were fortunate to have me Jacky Chan guide us (I remember his name as his name is similar to a HK star and also because he is so knowledgeable on the facts and figures and the history). Mr Chan gave us a very detailed tour and shared so much history with us. It was seeing history come alive!

My only recommendation is for the museum to be air conditioned as it is very humid inside with just fans.

Do spend some time on the museum compound as they have replicas of the different tin mining methods. There is also a koi pond which hou can purchase fish food at a nominal price. The children loved that.

I highly recommend this as a family activity which is educational for everyone!
Written 19 August 2018
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Jack Saini
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia113 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
This museum has many illustrations and mannequins to help in portraying the tin mining history but in the same time, it is compact with details. You can walk around the museum too see the tin miner lifestyle and technology of tin mining. Learned the methods they use to take out the tin and the machinery the use back in that time. A good place to learn about tin mining history.. Entrance is free.. Air circulation is a bit bad.. Most of the display items is dusty.. Better wear.a.mask those who have sinus or allergic to dust..
Written 30 July 2018
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JordanTan88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia156 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Simple place with lots of infographic, items and models to throw back to the 1900's of how Chinese people made a living by mining tin. Entry fee is RM5/person.
Written 1 April 2018
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Nelson L.
Penang Island, Malaysia135 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
If you are having short trip around Kampar, this is a place that you should certainly pay a visit. It is an informative place with attentive staffs. Remember also to visit the Souvenir Center to have a taste of their coffee too.

If it could be bigger and less dusty, it would of course be great.
Written 2 December 2017
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
The museum is located beside econsave Kampar. Free to visit. It's focusing at tin mining history in Kampar. Contents are well organised & facilities are well maintained
Written 1 December 2017
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lindasllim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia878 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
An informative museum on the history of tin mining and the early chinese migrants. The museum exhibits information on Kinta Valley tin mining history, tin mining activities and mining methods. There is an outdoor display of heavy equipment, vehicles and sculphures of women and men working as tin miners in the olden days. Inside the exhibition hall are display of the model elephant named Larut, fossil of the oldest tree found in the Kinta tin mine and various artefacts. On the top floor are exhibits of old documents and pictures of the daily lives of the people in the tin mining town.
This museum is worth a visit if one is interested to know the history of tin mining. Entrance to the museum is free.
Written 24 September 2017
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