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National Museum

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Muzium Negara was officially opened on 31 August 1963, on the site of the Selangor Museum, which was accidentally bombed during the Second World War.The main museum building houses four exhibition galleries featuring Malaysia’s history and rich...more
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Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
+60 3-2282 6255
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Musuem Have histrionics event and paper, items, artificial item that makes us to come one more to the Museum and also to the Malaysia.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank muhd252
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being in the middle of the day, we thought best to spend it at the National Museum. It guides you through around 15 different sections (although there are quite a few repeats), so it is great to learn abit about the history of Sri Lanka...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yuann00
Reviewed 1 week ago

4Galleries: Pre history, early days, colonial period, Malaysia today. If you had to skip one, make it prehistory. There are lots of interpretative signs (in English as well as Malay). Many display cases that are well lit. I wish there’d been more on the Japanese...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a short distance from KL station however to walk there is a bit of a mission as KL is not greatest pedestrian friendly city in parts. However the museum is a must see in KL. Set in a large airy building the lay...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum gives an interesting overview of Malaysia’s history. It is well laid out with most of the information written in English.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L_K1509
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today Leslie, a lovely lady originally from Canada gave us a fascinating tour of the museum. We were limited for time so she covered off the most important parts of the history. Leslie is extremely knowledgable and interesting and we learned so much more than...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank T G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is the best place to learn the history of Malaysia. The four exhibit halls (prehistoric, kingdoms, colonial, and modern era) are well organized. As I previously learned little and had piece-wise information about Malaysia, the information provided here "fill my blanks" very nicely!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank icchen11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are four galleries: prehistoric, Malay kingdoms, colonial era, and modern era. They provided a great introduction to the history of the country for a foreigner like me. My driver is a lifelong resident of KL and said he'd never been there. I suggested he...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dorsalmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really loved spending the two hours I spent in the museum today! I learned a lot and loved seeing the prehistoric archeological displays. Particularly informative for me was the historic context for the city of Melaka and its importance in so many different areas...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mpmilestogo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very informative and interesting museum if you are interested to learn more of Malaysia and her history!

Date of experience: February 2019
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3 January 2019|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they have a storage area, but not lockers
Tan L
13 December 2018|
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Response from KeyaSampat | Reviewed this property |
Entry fees is RM 5. I took 4 hours to see all the rooms.
Duy N
2 November 2016|
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Response from Ashwathram r | Reviewed this property |
Its just a walkable distance you nees to cross the KL Sentral mall , there is no pedastrian walkway, be care ful with the speeding cars, walk along the road and you need to climb down the stairs of the crossover brighe and... More