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Malay World Ethnology Museum

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Malay World Ethnological Museum



The gallery focuses on the diversity of Malay society and culture in Malaysia through a highly aesthetic collections of artefacts, such as traditional arts, clothing and jewellery, traditional games and weaponry. In addition, the depiction of the social and cultural life of the Malays in Malaysia in the gallery is portrayed by dioramas of a Malay traditional village; a Wayang-Kulit (shadow-play) theater; a Malay wedding dais; and the making of Wau Bulan (moon-kites). Among the fascinating collections on display are the Cik Siti Wan Kembang dress; the wedding dais of Perak; wayang kulit (shadow-play) figures; a variety of replicas of perahu (boats) and others

Visiting Hours

Opens every day from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Closed on the first two days of Eid Al-Fitr and first day of Eid Al-Adha

Entrance Fees (MEDM & MSKOA)

Visitor Type
Malaysian Citizen
RM 2.00
Elderly and Disabled (OKU)
RM 1.00
Children aged 12 years old and under (Malaysian Citizen)
High School Students Dressed In Uniform (Malaysian Citizen)
High School Students Not Dressed In Uniform (Malaysian Citizen)
RM 2.00
International Council of Museums Members (ICOM)
Non Malaysian Citizen
RM 5.00
Children aged 6 to 12 years old (Non Malaysian Citizen)
RM 2.00
Children younger than 6 years old(Non Malaysian Citizen)


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)

Location Map


Malay World Ethnology Museum, Department of Museums Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, 50566 Kuala Lumpur
03-2267 1000
03-2282 7294

Last update: 23 May 2024 - 10:18pm

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