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Malaysian Armed Forces Museum-1982

Postal Address:
Muzium Angkatan Tentera,
Bahagian Perkhidmatan Anggota,
Kementerian Pertahanan,
Jalan Padang Tembak,
50634 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 03-231 2010
Fax: 03-231 5999
Web site:
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.

In 1976 , 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 Kuala Lumpur 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

Collection/display: World War II, Communist Insurgency and Indonesian Confrontation artifacts and historical accounts.

Services: Guided tour (by appointment), mobile exhibitions to schools and other institutions, research facilities.


Location: Situated in the Ministry of Defence complex in the former Warrant Officers and Sergeants' Mess.