Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A day at the National Museum

The National Museum is the driver of museum activities in Malaysia and has been instrumental in the restoration and preservations of the nation’s heritage. Its construction, which represents the national identity, was the climax in the history of the establishment of the earlier museums such as the Taiping Museum, Perak (1883), Sarawak Museum (1888), and Selangor Museum (1889).

Erected on the site of the Selangor Museum, which was destroyed during the Second World War in March 1945, the idea for its construction was triggered in 1957 after the country’s Independence and it was officially announced in 1959. Inspired by the background of national identity, its architectural design was endorsed by the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, enabling it to become a reality in 1961.

Standing proud, it was then officially opened by Malaysia’s Third Yang di-Pertuan Agong on August 1963, six years after the country’s independence.

Gallery A : Early History
Gallery B : The Malay Kingdoms

Lawatan ke Museum after years tak jejak kaki kat sini. Bawak tourist dari Spain yang teringin sangat ke National Museum.So layankan jela. I think item/material tak banyak sangat. Looking forward to go to Kompleks Sejarah Pasir Salak which i think is lot interactive than National Museum.

Facilities are complete here. They have a spacious surau for us to pray, the foods at the cafe is not expensive, unlike any other place. There are birds and snakes photo booths if you're interested with affordable price. For more info please scroll down this page.You'll find link to the museum's website.

Gallery C : The Colonial Era

Gallery D : Malaysia Today

Admission Fees and Opening Hours

Opening Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Opens every day except during the first day of Aidil Fitri and Aidil Adha.

How to get to Muzium Negara

By Bus

Board the RapidKL bus No.115 (KL City Shuttle RM2 per day) at Central KL. KL Hop-in Hop-Off bus service is also available. For KL Hop-in Hop-Off bus, Muzium Negara is located at bus stop no 12.

By KTM Commuter and Rapid Kelana Jaya Line (Previously known as Putra LRT)

Get off at KL Sentral station, then walk a distance of 0.5 km to Muzium Negara. Pedestrian path is available from KL Sentral to Muzium Negara. Follow the signboards.  


There is ample parking space available at the Muzium Negara. The parking rate is RM2.00 for cars and RM1.00 for motorcycles.  


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


An elevator for wheelchair users are available at the Muzium Negara. Wheelchairs are also available upon request. Please contact Visitor Services Counter at (03) 2267 1000 for further information.  

Taking Pictures

Photography and video recording is permitted in the galleries for private purposes only, using hand-held equipment .  For commercial and reproduction purposes, please obtain a written permission from the Director General, Department of Museums Malaysia.

Museum Shop

Located at the ground floor near the exit of Muzium Negara.You can find a collection of unusual and unexpected gifts that educate, entertain, aesthetically stimulating, and encourages awareness of the rich artistic heritage contained within the Museum.You can also find gadgets and clever devices, as well as books, compact discs and special publications. Each object has artistic and historical significance.  

Source : National Museum Website


  1. ok, bout last 2 weeks ade gak g cni. tengah sengkek sangat seswai. rm2 je masok. hehehe :p

  2. ni lokasi terbaik la utk menghabiskan masa secara berfaedah.hahaha