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Muzium DiRaja

Dear All Visitors,

Please be informed that our museum is closed for refurbishment project starting from March 2022 until April 2025. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you.




Royal Museum located at Old National Palace, Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur, is the residence of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong (1957-2011). After this period, the Old National Palace building was converted into a museum known as Royal Museum and was opened to public on 1st of February 2013 until now.

The Muzium Diraja building built since 1928 by a Chinese millionaire called Chan Wing as his mansion. The design of this double-storey building was the creative brainchild of a famous architectural firm in Singapore, Swan and MacLaren. The architecture of this building has a Palladian-style to reflect its opulence and grandeur that mansion. During the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, the building was use by the Japanese as their officers’’ quarters, before it was taken over by the British Military Administration (BMA) for use by the Royal Air Force after the end of World War 2. 

Then, in 1950, the building was converted into a temporary palace for the Sultan of Selangor, the late Sultan Sir Hisamuddin Alam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Alaiddin Sulaiman Shah until the expiration of the lease on February 1957. The building was eventually bought over by the Federal Government and turned into National Palace, the official of His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong. As National Palace, the building has been modified several times and undergone massive extensions in the 1980s with the addition of the Balairong Seri for official ceremonies.


To plan, execute and document all research activities and information to become a reference centre about the Constitutional Monarchy in Malaysia.
To provide and explain the information about National Palace building itself.
To preserve and conserve the historical building and landscape in Royal Museum which was gazetted as monument and national treasure. 
To execute the educational programme and exhibition such as permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition and special exhibition, also tour guide.


To be a reference and research centre about the Constitutional Monarchy in Malaysia.


To become a special museum which disseminating knowledge comprehensively about the role and the functions of National Palace building itself.  
To provide interesting programmes, activities and exhibitions about The Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
To provide information to our local community and foreigner on the importance of Royal Institution. 
To become one of tourism product in Malaysia


1 Exhibition of the Conference of Rulers: Gurdion of the Legacy of Malay Rulers 2013
2 Special Collections of Malay Rulers Exhibition: Kedah, Perlis dan Pahang 2014
3 Special Collections of Malay Rulers Exhibition: Negeri Sembilan dan Kelantan 2014
4 Old National Palace: 54 years of Historic Sovereign 2015
5 The Selected Collection of DYMM Al-Wathiqu Billah Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin   2016
6 Pameran Raja Kita: Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V 2017


Royal Museum complex consists of two blocks, namely:

National Palace Gallery: The former residence of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong. National Palace Gallery displays the official and personal spaces of His Majesty and Her Majesty, each of which has a specific name, function, design and its own protocol.

Balairong Seri: Built in 1980s and was used for the official ceremonies of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong such as Instalation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Ceremony, Oath of Installation and Acclamation, Investiture Ceremony for Federal Awards and Honours and Royal Dining Banquet. 


Abdul Aziz Basri. 2006. Majlis Raja-Raja – Kedudukan dan Peranan Perlembagaan Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. 
Dato’ Md Nizam Md Sherif. 2012. Istana Negara Lambang Kedaulatan dan Keagungan Raja-Raja Melayu. Kuala Lumpur: Maya Maju Sdn. Bhd. 
Dr. Rais Yatim. (Ed.) 2011. Daulat Dijunjung Kasih Disanjung. Kuala Lumpur: Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia
Halim Ibrahim. 2010. Raja dan Rakyat Berpisah Tiada. Kuala Lumpur: Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia. 
Mohd Taib Osman. 2006. Adab Raja-Raja. Kuala Lumpur: Kementerian Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan Malaysia. 
Nik Hassan Suhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman dan rakan-rakan. (Ed.) 2005. Prosiding Seminar Antarabangsa Kesultanan Melayu Nusantara Sejarah dan Warisan, “Memupuk  Warisan dan Tradisi Sejarah Bangsa Beraja”. Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pahang dan ATMA Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Bangi. 
Shamsuddin Jaafar. 2012. Raja Berperlembagaan Malaysia – Raja-Raja Melayu dan Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Abad 21. Selangor: Kaedah Kota Management (M) Sdn. Bhd. 
Siti Rosnah Ahmad. 2004. Raja Permaisuri Agong – Payung Mahkota Ibu Pertiwi. Selangor: Golden Books Centre Sdn. Bhd. 
Sultan Abdul Halim – A Royal Journey. 2008. Kedah: Kedah State Government. 
Tunku Sofiah Jewa. 2012. The Return. Kuala Lumpur: Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia.


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


Adult: RM 5.00
Local Children 6-12 tahun: RM 2.00
Senior Citizens: RM 3.00
Disabled person: RM 3.00
Local students (in uniform): RM 2.00
Local students (without uniform 13-17 tahun): RM 3.00
Local Children Below 5 years old: Free
Non Malaysia 
Adult: RM10.00
Foreign Children: RM5.00
Foreign Children Below 5 years old: Free


Public Washroom, Disabled Person Washroom, Car Park, Wheel Chair and Souvenir Shop.


The visitor can use their own transport or taxi.


Guided tour is available upon request and will be leading by Royal Museum Officers.


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Muzium Diraja, Jalan Istana, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
03-2272 1896
03-2272 1907

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