Galeria Perdana Museum
Kilim, Mukim Air Hangat,
Kedah Darul Aman,
Telephone: (+604) 959 1498
Fax: (+604) 959 1819
Feel the magnificence
of the history and the culture of Langkawi from the beautiful museums
that are located in Langkawi. The fine collection bears a true artistic testament of the art
and the society of the contemporary period.The Galeria Perdana museum reflects a kaleidoscopic
montage of the artistic expression of the people of Langkawi. The museum gifts one with a
knowledge of the incredible- diversified culture of the land.
The museum is largely considered an artistic expression of Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk
Seri Dr. Mahatir Mohamed and his wife Datin Seri Dr Hasmah Mohamad Ali. All the gifts bestowed
on him by the various world leaders are featured here. The gifts were awarded to him and his
wife when he held the office of the Prime Minister. Though commonly known as Galeria Perdana,
it is originally named as Sri Perdana Gallery
The architecture of the museum has been very well conceived. Built in a completely oriental
design the interior of the building displays a beautiful creative work. Datuk Seri Dr. Mahatir
Mohamed's former residential place is what presently houses the Galeria Perdana. Dr. Mahatir
had the notion that the Malaysian art and architecture had every right to unravel itself before
the people of the world. The museum was officially opened on 3rd December, 1995.
The ceiling of the building is hand painted with beautiful intricate designs. The two storied
buildings interconnected through three sides covers a total of 5,333 square kilometers.
The surrounding area is beautifilly6 decorated with trees and shrubs.
The Main Lounge which is on display is the place where the important social gathering used to
The Wood Carving Room reflects the exquisite Malay wooden architecture.
The Reading Room houses a huge collection of reading and reference material.
The Green House, a concept that inspired the Prime Minister, has a variety of plants under
The collections displayed in the museum are categorized into several distinct sections.
The basis of division is primarily based on the materials that they are made.
As such you get to see the ceramics section, copper section, pewter section, leather section,
crystals. The art works are also classified by their types that include sections like the art,
game, and musical instruments. Staring from crystals you can see some automobiles.
All the things that are displayed bear a distinct history that is tagged and annotated with
The diversified collection almost accounts to a total number of 2500 displays which are hard to
A nominal entry fees is charged with adults paying RM 3 and children above 12 paying a ticket of RM 1.
Location: just before Durian Perangin, admission in the museum is possible only from Tuesdays to
Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 in the evening. A trip to Langkawi demands a visit to the Galeria
Perdana Museum that is worth watching.