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Kedah State Museum-1961

Postal Address:
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Kedah,
Lebuhraya Darulaman,
Bakar Bata,
05100 Alor Setar,
Kedah Darulaman.
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 Hall).

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

Admision: Free

Distance from town centre: 2 km.

Collection/display: 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 interesting.

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


Location: 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:

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.