Malaysian Armed Forces Museum-1982
Muzium Angkatan Tentera,
Bahagian Perkhidmatan Anggota,
Jalan Padang Tembak,
50634 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 03-231 2010
Fax: 03-231 5999
Web site: http://maf.mod.gov.my/homepage/atm/muzium.htm
Opening Hours: 10.00 to 18.00 hrs daily.
Closed: on Fridays, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
It has always been the Armed Forces' aspiration to set up an Royal Malaysian Armed Forces Museum
since the early 1950s. However, the collection of artifacts for the museum only began in 1961 at
the encouragement of General Tunku Osman Tunku Mohd Jewa. From that moment on, efforts were made
by the Armed Forces to make the project a success. For starters, the old "Wade Wing" barracks was
converted into the first building for the museum.
, the museum moved to the Maktab Tentera DiRaja (Royal Military College) in Sungai Besi to
make way for a new Defence Ministry department. Later, the museum was moved again to a new
location in the Ministry premises in the year 1981 and once more in 1985. The Royal Malaysian
Armed Forces Museum Kuala Lumpur was established and governed by a civilian and one committee
member from each military department in the ministry.
Royal Malaysian Armed Forces Museum
It now houses an interesting collection of artifacts from World War II, the Communist Insurgency
and Indonesian Confrontation. The museum consists of an external gallery and five galleries
inside the building, which display the army history according to the specific eras.
Admision : Free
World War II, Communist Insurgency and Indonesian Confrontation artifacts and historical
Guided tour (by appointment), mobile exhibitions to schools and other institutions,
Facilities in the Museum:LIBRARY MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK
Situated in the Ministry of Defence complex in the former Warrant Officers and Sergeants'