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Sungai Lembing Museum

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Sungai Lembing Museum, Sungai Lembing Pahang is the only museum administered by Department of Museums Malaysia in the east region.

Sungai Lembing Museum


The Sungai Lembing Museum was built to re-live the glorious days of Sungai Lembing as Pahang’s richest manufacturer of tin. Once, this city was even dubbed the Malay States’ very own El-Dorado as it was here that a special settlement for British officers was located. Beginning in 1984, though, all that prosperity and riches gradually dwindled as a result of tin’s price drop.

The uniqueness of this museum lies in the fact that it is situated in what used to be a residency of a mine officer. The residency itself still retains its British architecture features.

The tin mine in Sungai Lembing is the deepest and longest underground mine in the world. It was once commercialized on a big scale and enriched the nation’s economy, making Sungai Lembing renowned throughout the world. The Sungai Lembing Tin Museum displays various collections of mining paraphernalias used in underground mining. Interesting items include a drilling machine, railway track, safety helmet and furnitures belonging to the tin mine manager’s office.

Collections and Galleries

The overall concept of this museum is to utilize various media and exhibition techniques. The arrangement of this museum is according to historical chronology, happenings, and artifacts to make it easier for visitors to see, understand and visualize every information displayed. Therefore, this segment presents diorama and exhibition that re-enacts nostalgia-inducing old days.

Besides that, geological finds around Sungai Lembing and a few panel information which highlights individuals closely connected to Sungai Lembing mining such as Sultan Abu Bakar, Tok Tanggut and W.W. Abel is also presented to increase the kowledge of visitors.

Visiting Hours

9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Contact Person

Mrs. Rebiah binti Md Yusuf - Asst. Curator


The Headquarters of The Department of Museums Malaysia (East Coast Region),
Sungai Lembing
26200 Pahang
Tel : +609 541 2377 / 2378
Fax : +609 541 2377


Bus and Taxi from Kuantan Bus Terminal

Nearby Attractions

A deer-breeding farm, waterfall and hot spring, Mount Tapis Recreational Park, the Charax Cave’s "Sleeping Buddha", Panorama Hill and Recreational Forest.

Souvenir Stores

Visitors will be able to buy souvenirs at the D’Mine Shoppe handled by the museum staff. This store offers all sorts of souvenirs such as mugs, watches, caps, T-shirts, tin products and historical books relating to Sungai Lembing.

Other Facilities

Muslim Prayer Room, Public Washrooms

Location Map

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Last update: 29 September 2023 - 12:01pm

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