National Museum

The National Museum, or Muzium Negara, provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture. At the museum, you can find cultural artifacts ranging from ceremonial clothing, traditional clothing, traditional weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics, and flora and fauna.



The museum building is something of interest in itself, featuring modern and traditional Malay architectural elements.

Key Facts

  • Opened in 1963
  • Unique insight into Malaysia’s rich cultural and historical heritage
  • Houses four main galleries – Pre-History, Malay Kingdoms, Colonial Era and Malaysia Today.
  • The museum grounds also features a historic steam train, classic cars, historic machinery and Isanta Satu which is a full size traditional wooden palace.


Entrance Cost: 5RM with discounts for children

Open:  daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.(except during the first day of Aidil Fitri and Aidil Adha)

Official Website:

Address: Jalan Damansara

How to get to Muzium Negara: The museum is serviced by the KL Hop-in Hop-Off (stop #12). For train, take any service to KL Sentral station, it’s about 500M walk.

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