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Malay World Gallery

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This gallery is located adjacent to Muzium Negara and nearby the Department of Museums Malaysia vicinity.

Collection and Galleries

The gathering of collections and researches related to the Malay World is now aggressively pursued and these activities will continue until the Malay World Gallery (fomerly knows as Malay World Ethnological Museum) is fully completed. Collection gathering consists of several kinds, such as textiles, weapons, technological and metallic devices, self-enhancement, musical instruments etc. The finest and most difficult to obtain collections are gathered from countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia/Vietnam, South Africa, Madagascar as well as other parts of the world included in the Malay World. The unique and fascinating Polynesian collections are now stored at the Department of Museums Malaysia.

Visiting Hours

Office : 7.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m daily except public holidays.
Gallery : 9.00 a.m to 5.30 p.m daily.
Closed during Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji

Entrance Fees


Contact Person

Mrs. Zarinah Sarifan
Deputy Director
Email: zarinah@jmm.gov.my


The Office of Malay World Gallery,
Department of Museums Malaysia,
Jalan Damansara,
50566 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : + 603 2284 3157
Fax : + 603 2284 3187


By Bus or Taxi

By Commuter
Get off at KL Sentral station, then walk a distance of 0.5 km to the National Museum.

Nearby Accomodations

1. The Heritage Station Hotel, KL Railway Station Building, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.
2. Carcosa Seri NegaraTaman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
3. Kuala Lumpur Mandarin Hotel, 2-8 Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur
4. Swiss Inn, 62 Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur

Nearby Attractions

1. Lake Gardens, replete with all recreational facilities.
2. Planetarium
3. Museum of Islamic Arts
4. KL Sentral Station
5. Bird Park
6. Tun Razak Memorial
7. Malaysian Royal Police Force Museum
8. Orchid Park

Other Facilities

Souvenir Store, Cafeteria, Car Park, Muslim Prayer Room, Traditional Customs area just outside the National Museum building and guided tour (upon request)

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Last update: 28 June 2022 - 2:22pm

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