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Telecom Museum-1997

Postal Address:
Bangunan Muzium Telekom,
Jalan Raja Chulan,
Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 03 2031 9966
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 5pm

Holidays: except public holidays

Admision : Free

Highlights: Artifacts, Historical Pictures, Earlier Phones


Collection/display: Muzium Telekom is the first interactive museum in Malaysia. A visit to the museum promises to be an informative experience. Upon entering, chronological accounts of every milestone in the nation's telecommunications history are revealed, supported by a wealth of artifacts from the respective eras and soundscapes.

History: tanding among Kuala Lumpur's skyscrapers at the junction of Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Gereja is a unique two story building of Neo Classical Greek architecture. Built in 1928 to house the Central Battery Manual Telephone Exchange, this building with eight imposing pillars as its dominant feature was gazette for conservation in 1985 after the Prime Minister stepped in to stop it from being demolished to make way for a new 26 story office complex. Over 10 million was spent in its restoration. Telekom Museum Kuala Lumpur

The building itself was used as a telephone exchange in the old days. Today, this 70-year-old two-storey building contains eight imposing columns and features a sprawling 900 square metres of exhibition space. It is the first interactive museum in the country. Known as the Museum Telekomunikasi Negara or National Telecommunications Museum it captures 120 years of telecommunications development, from the early days of the Morse Code Telegraph with its "ketuk-ketuk" to the cellular phones and digital networks of today.

There are parking spaces available nearby Muzium Telekom such as car park at Jalan Ceylon and at Jalan Gereja beside St John Cathedral that situated behind of Muzium Telekom.

Enjoy a snack or a meal at the cafeteria available. Foods and beverages are not allowed in the museum.

Please contact our Visitor Services at 03 2031 5581 for further information.

Location: Jalan Gereja, Kuala Lumpur


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There are plenty to see. Bukit Nanas Forest, Kuala Lumpur Tower, KLCC, Bukit Bintang are located not too far from the Muzium Telekom. Visitors can also visit the Tugu Negara (the National Monument) or experience bird watching at the nearby Bird Park. Thanks for visiting us online. We hope to see you at the Muzium Telekom soon!