Museums in Kuala Lumpur

Top Museums in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Museums in Kuala Lumpur

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  • Poxbox61
    138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    KL's Islamic Arts Museum is a jewel. From the beautiful and varied collection of fine art to the stunning interior of the building itself, you can't go wrong.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • David L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fabulous place full of models of great intricacy lovingly created and well maintained.

    The museum is excellently laid out and thoughtfully presented and very much worth a visit.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • Meshydo
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of exhibits and opportunity for children to play and explore. 3D cinema movie was so cute
    Energy capsule was a gd ride as well.
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Simon C
    Ashtead, UK767 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located just the other side of Central, the national museum was opened over 50 years ago, almost as a mark of independence and over four main galleries, explains the origins of Malaysia over time with the fourth gallery covering Malaysia’s independence leading up to the modern day.

    This was an interesting visit but I do get irritated at the discriminatory prices whereby international visitors are charged twice the rate as Malaysians, regardless of where they are from.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States7,429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in Merdaka Square, the main draw seems to be the I Love KL sign out in front. However, there was a much better sign located on the second floor but not in red.

    On the first floor was a small diorama of KL, a room cataloguing history of KL as well as a busy cafe and gift shop.

    The second floor was much quieter so don’t miss it. Here was a much larger 3D model of the greater KL city in one large room, a wall with details about the tall buildings in KL, an angel wings wall (for IGs), a cool floating model of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
    Written 19 October 2023
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  • Michael Wright
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good contemporary art in a lovely building. Interesting art. Gives a more modern perspective worth a visit for sure
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • Prinsenhof
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Jay E
    Washington DC, DC33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent displays of various techniques for weaving and embroidery used by peoples of Malysia. Great way to get a visual idea of the diversity of clothing designs and their inspiration. It only costs about 5RM to enter. Highly recommended.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • Dot H
    Ipswich, UK209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came across this little museum on the way to somewhere else and decided to pop in. It was a very interesting museum, lots of information and many exhibits well displayed. An impressive display of weaponry. Well worth a visit
    Written 31 March 2023
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  • Tien
    Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was expecting it to have a larger collection and there was not that much to see. The main collection (called NUSA if I'm not wrong) is well curated, the narrative has strong research foundations, and the selection of artists is wide and diverse. The environment is cozy and comfortable. I learned a lot more about local artists and narratives in the nation-building process of Malaysia. I find the interactive board at the entrance which shows all the paintings in the main collection quite interesting and fun.
    Written 20 July 2023
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The national oil company had an art gallery already in 1992 before the famous towers were built. These abstract paintings show that expressionism arrived to Malaysia late, only in the 1950's and has held a strong position in the local art world. One of the pictures in the enclosed portrait exhibition stands out as exceptional, the Heart surgery by Hoessin Enas from 1980 as the author is obviously the patient. Pop into the gallery on the third floor while shopping, the space is open from 10-20, Mondays closed.
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • ALM
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully curated art gallery and a great source of inspiration. Its located on the hidden rooftop of The Gardens Mall and is a worthy must visit with such friendly service. Also free admission.
    Written 8 February 2019
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reading about this exhibition I was wondering where the gallery might be until realizing it was in the black cube which I was looking at while swimming next door. As the Galeri Petronas has closed this was a good opportunity to have a look at local art. Their shop was full of nice things though nobody paid any attention to me.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • Michael
    Woking, UK255 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Planetarium was a great educational, free attraction. We went on a weekend during the day and it was almost deserted! They had enough exhibitions to keep you entertained for a couple of hours, and there were several paid for exhibitions available, however we did not visit these. We walked to the Planetarium following a visit to the Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Park as they are all in the same area. It was very informative whilst also being interesting for kids so that both adults and children can enjoy it. If you don't have something to do in KL then I definitely suggest visiting the Planetarium.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • lxglobetrotter
    Cambridge, UK15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I feel obliged to publish this review in order to give potential visitors a more balanced view of the centre.

    We visited on a weekday with young children, and they had a fun morning exploring all the interactive exhibits. The entrance fee is low (free for kids 6 and under!). There were a few visiting kindergartens and primary schools but it was still large enough that the crowds moved through quickly enough for everyone to have a go.

    There are some exhibits with set timings, so it's worth finding out what those are at the entrance to better plan your trip. Overall a good way to spend a few hours learning in a fun way with your kids.
    Written 30 October 2023
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