National Museum, Kuala Lumpur

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National Museum narrates the history of Malaysia from prehistoric times, through the rise of the Islamic kingdoms, colonialism, and into the modern era. A mixture of dioramas and historical artifacts bring the past to life. The surprisingly compact and well-laid out museum includes an outdoor section containing traditional houses, ancient burial poles, a steam train engine, and more. The museum complex also encompasses ethnology and craft museums, both of which deserve a visit. To visit National Museum on your holiday in Kuala Lumpur, and find out what else Kuala Lumpur has to offer, use our Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Very well laid out. The guides are very informative, several speaking different languages. Very impressed. 
    Very well laid out. The guides are very informative, several speaking different languages. Very impressed.  more »
  • The museum was very good, they had information in 4 halls, one on prehistoric malaysia, one on the various early kingdoms in the area, one on colonial malaysia and one on modern independent malaysia.....  more
    The museum was very good, they had information in 4 halls, one on prehistoric malaysia, one on the various early kingdoms in the area, one on colonial malaysia and one on modern independent malaysia.....  more »
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  • Probably one of the worst “national museum” I’ve been to. There was no a/c. A lot of the writings are tampered over, making me doubt the credibility of this museum. Some translation aren’t accurate. Some exhibition had holes and gaps, not surprised as it is not well maintained. There were only 4 different exhibition in the main building. Felt like it was a very quick summary of Malaysian history, nothing enriching. I’m pretty sure Malaysia’s history is richer that this. Quite disappointing. Do not recommend to go, especially if you’re a foreigner. Go watch a documentary or read a book to learn more about Malaysia’s history!
  • With rm2 entrance fee you're able to learn so many things and bring back memories when I visited this museum as a small kid. The museum was full during weekends but there's no line to buy the tickets. My kids enjoyed the exhibits and the trains. Recommended.

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