Institute of Medical Research,
50588 Kuala Lumppur.
Telephone: 603-2698 6033
Fax: 603-2693 8306
Opening Hours: 09.00 to 16.00 hrs daily,
The Biomedical Museum
of Kuala Lumpur, established in 1983, aims to be the central repository
of the Institute for Medical Research and the Ministry of Health. It is situated at the Jalan
Pahang. The Biomedical Museum has two exhibition galleries. The historical section has posters
displaying the history of the Institute for Medical Research with its achievements and research
write-ups. The photographs of past researchers and their research activities are put on display.
In this gallery, there is a collection of antique and laboratory equipment like microscopes
and scales or balances etc.
There are also
preserved specimens of human organs showing various
pathologies which have been perfectly labeled and displayed in a special section. Items like a
centrifuge and autoclaves show various habitats of mosquitoes and the kind of virus that they
transmit. The Museum Collection Room has a collection of dry specimens of different mammals
like rodents, squirrels, flying squirrels and flying foxes. The preserved wet specimens include
reptiles, amphibians, and mammals like snakes, frogs and bats. Some of the specimens are
displayed on the corridors between the galleries. Researchers from local as well as
international centers use the place as a source of reference for zoonotic diseases, their
transmission and remedies. The Museum remains closed on Sundays.
Highlights: Wet and dry preserved specimens of small mammals
Holidays: closed on public holidays.
Display of medical research materials undertaken by the institute since its establishment
in the year 1900.
Guided tour (by appointment), research facilities.
Facilities in the Museum: LIBRARY MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK
Situated adjacent to the General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur.
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