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Negara Museum-1963(National Museum)

Postal Address:
Ketua Pengarah,
Jaabatan Muzium dan Antikuiti Malaysia,
Jalan Damansara,
50566 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 603-2282-6255,603-2282 -6434
Opening Hours: 09.00 to 18.00 hrs


Vintage cars, Conventional weapons & instruments

History: 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.

hoildays: Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.

Facilities in the Museum:
* Parking
* Cafeteria
* Souvenir Shop
* Wheel Chair and Disabled access
* Prayer Room

Adults RM 1.00, School children in uniform FREE

Services :
Guided tours (by appointment),
Mobile exhibitions throughout the country,
Loan of objects,
Research facilities.


Design: 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.

Architecture: 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 Malaysia.

Mural: 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

Location: 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 Kuala Lumpur.

Distance from city center: 1.5 km


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Near By:

Exhibition Mall Sentral 0.3km,
KL General Post Office 1km,
Ocean Petaling St 1.2km,
Central Market 1.3km,
Petaling Street Bazaar 1.3km,
Kotaraya 1.5km,
Sinar Kota 1.6km,
Shophouses along Jalan Tun HS Lee 1.7km,
are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Muzium Negara.
Stone Henge Replica 0.3km,
Police Museum 0.4km, Tun Abd Razak Memorial 0.5km,
Islamic Arts Museum 0.6km,
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,
Nando's 1.5km,
Mcdonalds, Bangsar 1.8km,
Devis Corner 2km,
Coliseum Cafe 2.1km,
Thim Kee Steam Fish 2.8km,
Hard-rock Cafe 2.9km,
are eating places (food court, cafe, hawker food) located near Muzium Negara.