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War Museum



Postal Address:
Pengarah,
Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Kelantan,
Jalan Hospital,
15000 Kota Bharu,
Kelantan.
Telephone: 09-748 2266
Fax: 09-747 3366
Opening Hours: 8.30 am - 4.45 pm daily



History:

The War Museum occupies the oldest brick building in Kelantan, dating back to 1912. This historic building now houses Japanese memorabilia and documents relating to World War Two.

Holidays: (except Fridays)

Admision: Free

Collection/display: On the morning of 8th. December 1941, the Japanese troops landed on the beaches at Kuala Pak Amat, Sabak. This was beginning of the Pacific War (1941-1945) and two months later South East Asia fell. The history of this 'Landing Assault' and the Japanese Occupation of Kelantan is now preserved in this Memorial which was used by the Japanese as the Headquaters of their Kempitai (Secret Police).

Other displays include:
* Photographic collections of HRH Sultan Ismail Petra
as the Colonel in Chief of the Malaysian Royal Artillery Regiment.
* The history of Kelantan-Thai relation before Independence.
* The British in Kelantan before and after war.
* The history of the Malaysia Police.
* Gallery on Malaysian Armed Force.

The building was built in 1912 by the Mercantile Bank. After the war is taken over by the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank.

Services: Guided tour (by appointment).

Facilities in the Museum: SHOP MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK