Negara Museum-1963(National Museum)
Jaabatan Muzium dan Antikuiti Malaysia,
50566 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 603-2282-6255,603-2282 -6434
Opening Hours: 09.00 to 18.00 hrs
Vintage cars, Conventional weapons & instruments
The museum was established in 1888 as Selangor Museum. After almost being virtually destroyed
by bombs during the 2nd World War 1945, proposals were made to set up a central museum for
Malaysia, hence the National Museum which was declared open in 1963. Collections vary from
ethnographical objects, archaeological artifacts and natural history specimens. Thematic
exhibitions are held at intervals to promote an awareness of the country's rich cultural and
historical heritage. This article elaborates on the DG's plans.
Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Facilities in the Museum:
* Souvenir Shop
* Wheel Chair and Disabled access
* Prayer Room
Adults RM 1.00, School children in uniform FREE
Guided tours (by appointment),
Mobile exhibitions throughout the country,
Loan of objects,
The National Museum was designed according to a compilation of aesthetic elements and traditional
Malay carving motifs. Y.T.M. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the Father of Independence, as well
as the First Prime Minister of Malaysia, personally chose this exquisite design.
The architecture of the National Museum comprises 26 concrete pillars, positioned to reflect the
features of a traditional Malay palace. The 26 pillars concept is based on the assembly of 13
pillars to the east and 13 more to the west of the building, which represents the 13 states of
The mural on the west side of the building illustrates the economic activities, traditional
ceremonies and customs inherited by the Malaysian society. The mural on the east side of the
building faces Jalan Travers is chronologically documents the significant events of Malay
history, including the eminent Malacca Malay Sultanate, colonization and the independence of
Malaysia in 1957.
No pets allowed.
Smoking is prohibited.
No food or drinks allowed.
Motorcycle Helmet is not allowed.
Do not litter.
Do not touch Exhibits
located near Damandara, J; 0.1 kilometre away from Stesen Sentral, J; 0.1 kilometre away from
Damansara (ne), J; 0.1 kilometre away from Damansara (w), J; 0.2 kilometre away from Mahameru, P;
Muzium Negara is geographically located at latitude (3.1375 degrees) 3° 8' 15" North of the
Equator and longitude (101.6876 degrees) 101° 41' 15" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of
Distance from city center: 1.5 km
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Exhibition Mall Sentral 0.3km,
KL General Post Office 1km,
Ocean Petaling St 1.2km,
Petaling Street Bazaar 1.3km,
Sinar Kota 1.6km,
Jalan Tun HS Lee 1.7km,
are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Muzium
Stone Henge Replica 0.3km,
Police Museum 0.4km, Tun Abd Razak Memorial 0.5km,
Islamic Arts Museum
Bird Park 0.6km,
Butterfly Park 0.9km,
Civil Service Museum 1km,
are places of interest
(attraction) located near Muzium Negara.
Hornbill Restaurant 0.7km,
Restoran Sin Seng Nam 1.4km,
Mcdonalds, Bangsar 1.8km,
Devis Corner 2km,
Coliseum Cafe 2.1km,
Thim Kee Steam Fish 2.8km,
Hard-rock Cafe 2.9km,
eating places (food court, cafe, hawker food) located near Muzium Negara.