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Sultan Abu Bakar Museum-1976

Postal Address:
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pahang,
Jalan Sultan Ahmad,
26600 Pekan,
Telephone: 09-422 1371
Fax: 03-422 1572
Opening Hours: The State Museum is open daily except Mondays, from 9.30am to 5pm and on Fridays from 9.30am to 12.15pm and 2.45pm to 5pm, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.


In 1975 the building was handed to the Pahang State Museum Board and the Museum was formally opened by HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah on October 21st 1976, and named after HRH’s late father.

Pekan State Museum The Museum holds more than 10,000 archaeological, historical, ethnographic and natural history specimens and artifacts. From time to time new artifacts and items are added and exhibited at the Museum.

The Museum contains three Royal Galleries, and displays various currencies of the past, traditional costumes and textiles, traditional Malay games, ceramics, pottery, glassware, brassware, silverware, weapons, and history of Pahang and its ancient kings. At the Royal Galleries, visitors can see exhibits on the decorations and attire of the royalties, royal headwears, royal regalia such as the keris, tombak and spears, and titles and royal conferments.

There are also exhibits of beautifully sewn dresses and fine possessions of the late Tengku Ampuan of Pahang, who died in 1988, and various beautifully crafted products and handiworks from her hobbies.

At an adjacent to the main building, visitors can see old and antique household items used by the Malays in the not so distant past. Utensils such as the kukur kelapa (coconut scraper), lesung batu ( mortar and pestle and used to pound chillies and other spices for cooking), lesung tepung gandum, antique pots and pans, and other items.

When we leave this Museum , we would have felt and understood the rich history and culture of Pahang. They should be preserved for the benefit of the future generations.

Admision: An entrance fee of RM1.00 per person is payable but for students in school uniform and children under 12, entrance is free.

Collection/display: Ethnographical, archaeological, natural history and the Pahang royal heritage. Temporary exhibitions at interval. For more information, please read this article on the museum.

Services:Guided tours, lectures, demonstrations (by appointment).


Distance from Kuantan: 48 km