Kedah State Museum-1961
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Kedah,
05100 Alor Setar,
Telephone: 04-733 1162
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Fri. 09.30 to 12.00 hrs. 14.00 to 18.00 hrs.
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.
The museum is also a research centre on Kedah's civilisation. Before the present premise was
built in 1936, the museum - officially opened by the then Kedah Mentri Besar Tan Sri Tunku Ismail
Tunku Yahya (Tunku indera Setia), on February 3, 1957 - was located in the Balai Besar (Grand
Holidays: Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Distance from town centre: 2 km.
Archaeological, ethnographical and natural history artifacts. Temporary exhibitions at
interval. This article of Tunku Anom the ruler of the State of KUbang Pasu darul Qiyam is
Services: Guided tour (by appointment), audio visuals.
Facilities in the Museum:SHOP LIBRARY MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK
The State Museum is located along Jalan Bakar Bata, near the Stadium Darul Aman. Located along
Jalan Bakar Bata, 2km north of the Padang in the heart of Alor Setar.
How to Reach there:
There are regular air-conditioned express bus services from Kuala Lumpur's Puduraya bus station
to Alor Setar, including Plusliner (Tel: 603-20720763)
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.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) provides regular trips from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar town
in Kedah. For further details please visit www.ktmb.com.my or contact KTMB at 603-22747435.
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