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Kedah Royal Museum-1983

Postal Address:
Medan bandar,
05400 Alor Setar,
Telephone: 04-732 7937
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Fri. 09.30 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00 hrs.


The museum is situated next to the Balai Besar in the heart of Alor Setar. Since 1956, the Royal Museum building once served as the royal palace. It contains the regalia of the Kedah royal family. Here, you can find displays and memorabilia related to the life and times of Malaysia's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who was also a prince of the Kedah royal family. Several hunting trophies can also be found in the Astaka Hall.

Holidays: Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.

Admision :Free

Collection/display: The museum building was a former palace built in 1736. On display are royal artifacts and photographs.

Services: Guided tour (by appointment), audio visuals.


Location: Situated at the town centre, within walking distance.

How to Reach there: By Bus There are regular air-conditioned express bus services from Kuala Lumpur's Puduraya bus station to Alor Setar, including Plusliner (Tel: 603-20720763)

By Plane From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines (tel. 1 300 88 3000 or 603-78463000 outside Malaysia) provides daily flights Alor Setar's Sultan Abdul Halim airport (Tel: 604- 7144301) just north of Alor Setar town. From there, you can catch a taxi to town. Optionally you can also use AirAsia (Tel: 1 300 88 9933 or 603-78849000 outside Malaysia) which provides daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar.

By Rail Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) provides regular trips from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar town in Kedah. For further details please visit or contact KTMB at 603-22747435

By Road From Kuala Lumpur, take the North South Expressway (NSE), heading north towards Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) into Alor Setar which is about 4km from this NSE exit.


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