Speciality Museums in Kuala Lumpur

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Speciality Museums in Kuala Lumpur

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  • Nghi Ta
    1 contribution
    - Fully packed experience: Deserves multiple visits, you will find something new every time. It's an amazing experience for those who seek understanding of Malaysia. Detailed miniatures done with careful research, accompanied by detailed descriptions, fun facts, mini games, and interactive bits that are better experienced in person than reading from reviews. It would require 30 minutes minimum for just breezing through everything. The staff suggested 45 minutes minimum to get an enjoyable experience, but I believe each person's interest will keep them there as long as they would like, as there are so many things to explore.
    - Friendly, informative staff: I visited very last minute on the day they had to close early for private matters (only saw the announcement when already walking to place). When the staff knew I couldn't stay longer in Malaysia to come back later, they were more than welcoming & made sure I could have a short version of the visit with a taste of everything.
    - From and for great inspirations and causes: I was fortunate to have a little chat with the team, especially Alvin. They are very passionate about this project, it's not just as a place for sightseeing but highly valuable for education and cultural awareness.
    Written 7 December 2022
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  • G2Kpauly
    Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
    I had a quick walk through here and it's cool to see. It has abit of information about the history of KL, a huge model of the whole city of KL which shows how big the city is. A nice cafe looked popular and afew good photo spots with I love KL. Free also which was handy.
    Written 30 October 2022
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  • AIDANADIAH@SEU338E
    Penang Island, Malaysia127 contributions
    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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  • Jay E
    Washington DC, DC30 contributions
    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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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,753 contributions
    We wanted to see the building on a self guided tour whilst in this part of the city. It was good to see and very quiet.
    Written 5 September 2020
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  • B T
    London, UK1,092 contributions
    The museum was free and they have lots of exhibits with information about police, uniforms, documents and lots of guns.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Rita
    Selangor, Malaysia9 contributions
    The place is good for those u like to take picture. The picture is based on 3d illusion and it so cool.
    Written 15 February 2020
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  • Pieter S
    Nelson, New Zealand1,698 contributions
    This little Interesting Museum of communication in Malaysia. It’s very nicely laid out. Great explanation in English. Upstairs you can use computers iPads. Are use my own with free Wi-Fi.
    Written 24 August 2019
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  • YYSen
    Malaysia731 contributions
    good place for pictures and family time together. they have 9 rooms in total, but only have 10 mins each room for pic. if a lot of ppl that may not enough time for each room.

    entrances rm45 per pax, we went on 31/12 which they have buy 3 free 1. so cost around rm33+ per pax.
    Written 2 January 2019
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  • Pieter S
    Nelson, New Zealand1,698 contributions
    I would like this museum the craft of Malaysia it was really well put together. Explanation in English it is a very small museum it wouldn’t take long to go through it. It’s worth adding on we go to the National Museum.
    Written 22 August 2019
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  • ronin1770
    Karachi, Pakistan739 contributions
    It is a hidden gem. If you love history and museum - then it is a must do place. Not only local music instruments and gurus are show-cased here - but all amazing master pieces from across globe are.

    I stumbled upon on it on my way back from Merdeka square. I was feeling bit flu-ish. I decided to seek little rest in an air-conditioned oasis. Entrance was free - Air-conditioning was great.

    It is a small museum perhaps you need around 1 hour. But displays are interesting and educational. Best part is that the place was deserted and I took as much time I can without noise of crowds.
    Written 18 September 2017
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  • nellielim
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
    Located in a bungalow off Jalan Imbi and a road away from Jalan Tun Razak, near RHB Building is this Jade Museum. It is more a shop than a museum but there are some exquisite and museum grade jade pieces from the owner's personal collection. There is not much information displayed here but there is a poster explaining the grading scale of jade. The museum is open from 9 am - 5pm and admission is free.
    Written 24 January 2018
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  • 李智优
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
    The gallery is free admission fee. Display Malaysia 4th prime minister life, history & family. Very imformative but a bit running down on maintenance
    Written 11 November 2017
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  • The Walker
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions
    Home for the LEGENDARY Malaysian Actor, Film Director, Composer, Singer, Comedian, etc. Place for who wanna get to know more about this LEGEND.
    Written 14 November 2020
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,721 contributions
    Part of the governement subsidied Craft Complex now in the middle of a huge construction site the museum is waiting for a new display in February. Judging from the previous it isn't much to expect, this is a very oldfashioned establishment. There is a textile museum at the corner of Merdeka square in central KL showing more of the local craft techniques.
    Written 21 February 2020
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