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Perak State Museum-1883

Postal Address:
Jalan Taming Sari,
34000 Taiping,
Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Telephone: 05-822057
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 to 17:00 hrs. Closed Fri. 12:15 to 14:45 hrs.

Collection/display: Royal throne The Taiping Museum -- the oldest in the country -- is a fascinating place to visit with its various artifacts and exhibits. The museum was started in 1883 at the suggestion of Sir Hugh Low, the British Resident of Perak, who initially alloted two rooms in a government

building for the exhibits. The present building itself is 100 years old, with a library and several galleries to house

The following exhibits:

* History of Larut and Matang
* Traditional costumes of Perak and Perak Royalty
* Natural history -- animals, birds, insects
* Local fruits and herbs
* Culture
* Aborigines
* Ceramics

Admision: Free

Source: New Straits Times, 19 Mar 99

Services: Guided tour ( by appointment)

Facilities in the Museum: The museum boasts a library containing rare and valuable documents. SHOP LIBRARY MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK