Magnificent Museums in Malaysia

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Magnificent Museums in Malaysia

Visiting the museums in Malaysia is one of the best ways to appreciate Malayan culture, history, geography, education, etc. Various interesting displays draw foreigners to museums in Malaysia, includ (Read More)ing taxidermy, textiles, religious artefacts, ancient and contemporary art, memorabilia like old radios and clocks, architecture and the 11,000-year-old Perak man replica.

Here is the list of 13 Magnificent Museums in Malaysia

1. National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur

National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur
4.2 /5

The most significant heritage landmark of Kuala Lumpur, National Textile Museum is situated in Merdeka Square and has some magnificent textile collections, accessories and classic apparel. The museum also exhibits the methodology and technology of textile manufacturing. Two storey building with four different galleries showcases elegant Mughal- Islamic heritage in architecture and textile artefacts.

Timings: 09:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed on Monday

Entry Fees: Malaysian Citizens: RM 2
Foreigner Tourists: RM 5

Nearest MRT/ LRT station : Masjid Jamek

2. Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur
4.3 /5

The National Museum of Malaysia, popularly referred to as Muzium Negara, is located near the Southern tip of Lake Garden, past the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. It presents a combination of ethnology and natural history, and unveils the culture and history of Malaysia. The display at Muzium Negara is an amalgamation of crafts, weapons, currency, tradition and culture. The three-story museum comprises of four exhibition galleries, each of which has a different theme. The two murals are renowned for their aesthetic appeal. The design of the National Museum of Malaysia is marked by carvings and aesthetics of traditional Malay Palace.

3. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
4.6 /5

The Islamic Art Museum of Malaysia has an extensive collection of ancient Islamic artefacts and books from the Middle East, the birthplace of Islam. Located at the brink of Lake Gardens, this museum is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Spanning 30,000 square meters, the Islamic Arts Museum is adorned with Islamic patterns and houses more than 7000 artefacts. The gallery is divided into 12 themes and has displays reflecting the theme

4. Petrosains, Kuala Lumpur

Petrosains, Kuala Lumpur
4.6 /5

Petrosains is a fun and interactive science discovery centre spread over an area of 7000 square metres. Located on the fourth and fifth floor of Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, it is a perfect edutainment spot for a family getaway.

Timings: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Last Admission: 2:30 PM
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Last Admission: 4:00 PM
Closed on Monday

Entry Fees: Child (3-12 years): RM 7.50 (Malaysian), RM 16.50 (Non–Malaysian)
Adult (13 – 60 years): RM 18.50 (Malaysian), RM 28 (Non–Malaysian)
Senior Citizen (61 years and above): RM 9 (Malaysian), RM 14 (Non–Malaysian)


Parking Charges:
Normal Parking: RM 5 for the first hour & RM 4 every subsequent hour thereafter.
Valet Parking: RM 35 for the first three hours and RM 5 for every hour thereafter.

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5. Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka
4.3 /5

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock is a complex of three restored houses showcasing the typical 19th-century Chinese-Malays (Baba-Nyonya) residence. The Chinese Palladian houses were converted into Peranakan Museum now known for their exquisite woodwork, porcelain and furniture.

Timings: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Last Admission: 4:15 or 5:15
The museum is closed for three days during the Chinese New Year

Entry Fees : Adult: RM 16
Child (5-12 years): RM 11

6. Perak Museum, Taiping

Perak Museum, Taiping
4.2 /5

Regarded as one of the oldest museums in Malaysia, Perak Museum is a small public museum that stands as a landmark to the city of Taiping. It was founded by Sir Hugh Low, the fourth British Resident of Perak in 1883. This athenaeum is stacked with a whooping 8474 displays out of which 5074 are cultural collections, 523 nature-based, and 2877 miscellaneous collections.

Timings: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha

Entry fees: Adults: RM 2
Children below 12 years of age: Free

Car Parking: Available

7. Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang

Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang
4.6 /5

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion, also known as the Babas and Nonyas, is a two storey treasure trove of historical antiques and artefacts, making it one of the most unique museums of Malaysia. The mansion is a unique and carefully preserved place where one can see just how the old Chinese houses were decorated.

8. Art in Paradise 3D Museum, Langkawi

Art in Paradise 3D Museum, Langkawi
4.5 /5

For a completely unique experience, visit this Art museum of Langkawi.The Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum is a great tourist attraction. When you click a picture of any of the 200 plus artworks here, they will appear in the 3D format, on your devices. The works range from optical illusions and landscapes to safaris and castles. It is an experience you will never forget.

9. Camera Museum, Georgetown

Camera Museum, Georgetown
4.2 /5

Step into the world of cameras at Georgetown's Camera Museum. It includes cameras and photographic accessories, on display. This is an ideal place to visit for photographers and camera enthusiasts.This is actually the first Camera Museum of South East Asia and includes unique cameras through the ages, information on the history of these devices and of course, wall displays.

10. Port Dickson Army Museum, Port Dickson

Port Dickson Army Museum, Port Dickson
4.4 /5

Set in two old army buildings, the Port Dickson Army Museum is entirely dedicated to Malaysian army artefacts. Also known as Muzium Tentera Darat, it houses 9 galleries along with outdoor exhibits tracing the army from the 16th century Melaka Sultanate to the British era.

Timings : 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fees: Free

11. Sarawak Natural History Museum, Kuching

Sarawak Natural History Museum, Kuching
3.6 /5

Established by Charles Brooke the Second Rajah in 1860, Sarawak Natural History Museum pays homage to the great naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace. Open daily, it is the oldest museum in Borneo. There are two floors displaying specimens of Sarawak fauna like reptiles, mammals, birds, ethnographic artefacts of the indigenous people, musical instruments and handicrafts.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

12. Rainforest Discovery Center, Sabah

Rainforest Discovery Center, Sabah
4.6 /5

Open daily, the Rainforest Discovery Centre offers engaging activities in the tropical flora and fauna of Sabah Rainforest. Outside the exhibit hall, a botanical garden presents samples of tropical plants. Walk the gentle 1km lakeside trail, a series of eight canopy towers connected by walkways to give you a bird's-eye view. Admission costs 30 RM.

Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM

13. Wonderfood Museum, Georgetown

Wonderfood Museum, Georgetown
4.4 /5

The Wonderfood Museum is a unique museum in Penang that features oversized replicas of traditional Malaysian dishes, art and historical information. Discover interesting larger-than-life delicacies from across Asia, and learn about Malaysian cuisine, street food and cooking methods at Information Zone. Close to Victoria Memorial Clocktower, Wonderfood Museum is open daily.

Timings : 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee : 50 MYR

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