Malaysia Here > Museums in Malaysia > Kedah State Art Gallery


Kedah State Art Gallery-1983



Postal Address:
Medan Bandar,
Jalan Raja,
Alor Setar,
Kedah Darulaman.
Telephone: 04-732 5752
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 to 18.00 hrs.
Closed Fri. 12.00 to 14.00 hrs. Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.


COLLECTION/DISPLAY:

The gallery is housed in 1892 building. Exhibits paintings, photographs, musical instruments and handicrafts. Temporary exhibitions at interval.

Is a fine example of local architecture with strong Thai influence. It has three levels filled with antique weapons, jewellery, costumes and furniture.

As a state museum, it houses a large collection of Kedah's historical, culture, and royal heritages. The collection includes early Chinese porcelain, artefacts from the archaeological excavations in Lembah Bujang (Bujang Valley) and a fabulous pokok bunga emas or 'gold tree' produced as a tribute to the Thais.

Services: Guided tour (by appointment), art and handicraft classes, audio visuals.

Facilities in the Museum: SHOP MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK

Location: Situated near the State Mosque (Masjid Zahir). The majestic State Museum situated at Lebuhraya Darulaman.

How to Reach there:
By Road From Kuala Lumpur, take the North South Expressway (PLUS) heading north towards Kedah and take the Alor Star Selatan exit . The State Museum is located along Jalan Bakar Bata, near the Stadium Darul Aman. Located along Jalan Bakar Bata.