Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – When planning a visit to a new country or a new place, make sure that ‘visit museum’ is part of the itinerary. We think one of the best way to learn about a place is by visiting its museum. Thus, a true traveler’s must-do list must not miss this one.
For expats, like us, it is important for us to know more about the history and culture of the country we’re living in. A visit to the museum will give us perspective about our host country that will help us also to adapt with our surroundings. Thus, off we went to Muzium Negara (National Museum) of Malaysia, our second home, for a Saturday date.
How to get there?
The museum is located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur and set among KL’s top attractions. Few of the nearby attractions are Lake Garden, Planetarium, Little India and Merdeka Square.
To get here one can easily take the LRT or KTM line and get off at KL Sentral Station. From KL Sentral, follow the signs and take a 10 minutes walk.
What to see?
Built in the style of old Malay architecture, the museum is currently divided into 4 galleries:
- Prehistory – showcases prehistoric Malaysia and old artifacts.
- Malay Kingdom – highlights early Malay states and empire formations
- Colonial Era – features the years of foreign influence, from the Dutch, British and then Japanese
- Malaysia Today – features after World War II events, Malaysia’s independence and the plans for the future
There are also vintage cars and trains displayed outside. Apparently, these were the old transportation systems in the country.
Opens daily from 9.00 am – 6.00 pm except Hari Raya days. With its interestingly laid out displays and exhibits, plus, the upcoming renovated and enhanced galleries , it’s definitely worth a visit!
Ticket rate for Malaysian (Adults) is 2 MYR, 5 MYR for Non-Malaysians .
50566 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia