National Museum narrates the history of Malaysia from prehistoric times, through the rise of the Islamic kingdoms, colonialism, and into the modern era. A mixture of dioramas and historical artifacts bring the past to life. The surprisingly compact and well-laid out museum includes an outdoor section containing traditional houses, ancient burial poles, a steam train engine, and more. The museum complex also encompasses ethnology and craft museums, both of which deserve a visit. To visit National Museum on your holiday in Kuala Lumpur, and find out what else Kuala Lumpur has to offer, use our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning tool .
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National Museum Reviews
Visit only if you are a hard core historian. Malaysia has a ver brief history and museum is well-aligned to take you through this short story. Place was not in our bucket list but had a look since we ... more »
This was one of the best national Museum I have seen I have ever seen. Divided into 4parts mainly show cases 4 different eras of Malaysian history. There is a small video available in zone 4, don't mi... more »
There are several exhibits that you can view. First one is nice and has a lot of history as well as being the most maintained and has air conditioning. The other exhibits are nice too, but gets very hot because it is cooled by fans. A lot of history here and interesting to learn about the ancestry of those who lived on the land before. You can be here for hours and there is just so much to learn. There is definitely more tourist here than locals as most locals don't even visit the museum.
I took the free English tour @ 10 & it exceeded all expectations! Our guide was so knowledgeable, made great connections, & even had a quirky sense of humor. I know SO much more about Malaysia than I ever thought I would. Great exhibits but even better with the tour guide.
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