Geological Museum Ipoh

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Location : Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 30820 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : Monday to Thursday - 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Friday - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays

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Located in the Kinta district of Perak in Malaysia, the Geological Museum Ipoh exhibits the heritage of the geology of Malaysia since 1957. Crafted with modern architecture, the museum encircling an area of 343 Square Metres, also houses 600 minerals, more than 200 gemstones of the region, crystals, and dinosaur fossils. The Geological Museum has seven divergent zones exhibiting history to artefacts, murals, mining equipment, mineral exploration journeys, and several aspects of geo-heritage.

A section of the Department of Minerals and Geoscience in Malaysia, this museum exhibits more than 200 fossils and 150 rock specimens placed within a timeline. Constructed under the leadership of Raja Idris Shah Ibni al Marhum Sultan Iskandar Shah, the Raja Muda of Perak, the Geological Museum Ipoh acts as a major source of history, education, and learning in Malaysia. The museum renovated and upgraded under the Ninth Malaysian Plan is one of the major tourist attractions of Ipoh in Malaysia.

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Zones of Geological Museum Ipoh

The entire space of the Geological Museum Ipoh is divided into seven different zones, depicting artifacts and the history of Malaysia and its geology.

Zone A - This zone depicts the history of the evolution of mankind from the formation of the earth to the age of dinosaurs and until now. Travellers can also get a glimpse of the past stories of the museum and the Geological Department.

Zone B - This zone revolves around the existence of dinosaurs, fossils, and rock. A T-Rex moving animatronic model is also present to give the travellers a jolting experience at par with reality.

Zone C - This zone is a treasure trove of glamorous minerals, gemstones, and crystals from the past, namely Malachite, Agate, Quartz, and many others. 

Zone D - A thorough in-depth explanation about the everyday use of minerals in our lives is depicted in this zone. Elucidation about diamond, asbestos, bauxite, boras, and others can be seen.

Zone E - A visual presentation of the days of tin mining can be seen in this zone. Together with that, depictions of the coal mining of the Sarawak and Sabah region can also be seen.

Zone F - This zone specifically deals with the descriptions of methods of mineral exploration and marina geological surveys.

Zone G - To add some fun and frolic, this zone is primarily designed for kids to enjoy the geologically themed snake and ladder game, filled with pieces of information. Facts regarding important geographical features of Malaysia like Tioman Island and Gua Tempurung is found here. The Zone also deals with information on geo-heritage, hydrogeology, geological hazards, and research and development.

Need to Know

  • Travellers can opt for a guided tour inside the Geological Museum Ipoh for a thorough in-detail experience.
  • Do not touch any specimen or artefact displayed inside
  • For group visits to the museum, send the prior application to the Department of Minerals and Geoscience, Malaysia.

How to Reach Geological Museum

Reaching Geological Museum Ipoh is very easy from Ipoh Airport, which is 2.5 KMS from away from the airport. You can hire a cab and reach your destination in 10 minutes only.

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