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Muzium Negara

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Muzium Negara

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Background

Located in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur, the National Museum (Muzium Negara) built in the style of a Malay palace is the guardian of the nation’s history. The recently upgraded galleries present an exciting and innovative approach to exploring the history of Malaysia from prehistoric times to the present. Muzium Negara was officially opened by His Majesty, the Third Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Syed Putra Al-Haj Ibni Al-Marhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail on 31st August 1963. The museum building, apart from being stimulative from the point of tradition also presents a panoramic view of the development of Malaysia, as depicted by the two large murals of Italian glass mosaic, which extend across the museum facade. Muzium Negara is a repository of Malaysia's rich cultural and historical heritage. The three storied structure is 109.7 meters long, 15.1 meters wide and 37.6 meters at the central point. The museum houses four exhibition galleries featuring Malaysia's history and rich cultural diversity. Muzium Negara endeavours through its collections, exhibitions, research, publications, educational and public programmes, to inspire a broader understanding of our nation and her multiracial people.
 

Galleries

Prehistory Gallery

The Prehistory Gallery on the first floor showcases the formation of the Malay Archipelago to the findings of numerous important prehistoric archaeological sites in Malaysia.

Malay Kingdoms Gallery

The Early Malay Kingdom Gallery features the existence of the Malay States and highlights the zenith of the Malaccan Empire during the 15th century as centre for the spice trade and the proliferation of Islam.

Colonial Era Gallery

The fall of Malaccan Empire in 1511 to the Portuguese was the start of 446 years of foreign influence, from the Dutch, British and then Japanese.

Malaysia Today

The Malaysia Today Gallery brings visitors to the sights and sounds of the Road Towards Independence.
 

Visiting Hours

Opens daily from 9.00 am - 6.00 pm Closed only on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha.
 

Entrance Fee

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

Guided Tours

Free one hour guided tours led by volunteer docents. Reservation needed for groups and school groups, please contact 03-2267 1000 ext. 321 / 317 (Mondays-Fridays, 8.00am-5.30pm) or email at prmuziumnegara@jmm.gov.my
 

Contact

Mr. Azmi bin Ismail - Director (azmi@jmm.gov.my)
Ms. Kiew Yeng Meng - Curator (kymeng@jmm.gov.my)
 

Transportation

By Bus: RapidKL Bus No.115 (KL City Shuttle RM2) from Sentral KL
By Train: Disembark at KL Sentral and walk along the pedestrian path for 0.5 km to Muzium Negara.
By MRT: Muzium Negara Station
 

Accomodation

  1. The Heritage Station Hotel, KL Railway Station Building, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.
  2. Carcosa Seri Negara, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Kuala Lumpur Mandarin Hotel, 2-8 Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur
  4. Swiss Inn, 62 Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur.
  5. Renaissance Hotel, Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Nearby attractions

  1. Lake Garden
  2. Planetarium
  3. Islamic Arts Museum
  4. KL Sentral
  5. Bird Park
  6. Memorial Tun Razak
  7. Royal Malaysia Police Museum
  8. Orchid Park

Souvenir Shop

Located at the ground floor near the exit of Muzium Negara.You can find a collection of unusual and unexpected gifts that educate, entertain, aesthetically stimulating, and encourages awareness of the rich artistic heritage contained within the Museum.You can also find gadgets and clever devices, as well as books, compact discs and special publications. Each object has artistic and historical significance.
 

Other Facilities

Cafetaria, Car Park, Surau, and Guided tour


 

Location Map

Address: 
Muzium Negara, Jalan Damansara, 50566 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 
03-2267 1111
Fax: 
03 -2267 1011
Email: 
pr.mn@jmm.gov.my

Last update: 11 December 2017 - 4:17pm

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