National Museum Negara

Attraction Jalan Damansara, 50566 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Published on: 14-04-2016

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
First-time visit
1.30 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The National Museum (Malay: Muzium Negara) is a museum located on Jalan Damansara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture.

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Why National Museum Negara is special ?

The National Museum is a palatial structure built in the style of Rumah Gadang, an aspect of Minangkabau architecture. Its facade comprises elements of traditional Malay and modern features. National Museum was opened on 31 August 1963, and it serves as a repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

The National Museum is a three-story structure of 109.7 meters long and 15.1 meters wide and 37.6 meters at the central point. The museum houses four main galleries allotted to ethnology and natural history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing cultural events like weddings, festivals and costumes; to traditional weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics, and flora and fauna.


How to get to National Museum 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.

Selling points

  • Great Intro to the History of Malaysia
  • Lots to see for a quick visit at a nice price
  • What a nice to play to walk around
  • A huge well organized museum
  • An interesting, and varied museum
A wonderful trip to Malaysia

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5.0 days
134.90 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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Jalan Damansara, 50566 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Tips for you

  • They have free tours available in multiple languages. You can check the time on their website.
    Things to do
  • They have activity packs for children available free at the information counter on weekdays.
  • You can enjoy a snack or a meal at the cafeteria available. Food and beverages are not allowed in the museum.
  • Photography and video recording is permitted in the galleries for private purposes only, using hand-held equipment .
  • There is ample parking space available at the Muzium Negara. The parking rate is RM3.00 for cars and RM1.00 for motorcycles.
  • There's a museum shop located at the ground floor near the exit of Muzium Negara. You can find a collection of unusual and unexpected gifts here.


FourSquare View more

This small museum about the history of Malaysia is oké. It's worth to visit when you're around. It will give you a nice cooling down after spending a hole day in the park.

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I had a great visit to the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur. I arrived at 10am for the free daily English guided tour (you just have to pay the museum entrance fee which is RM5) I was greeted by the friendly faces of Douglas and Fiona; my guides. The tour lasted around 1.30-2 hours, visiting the 4 main rooms of the museum. The tour was extremely interesting and Douglas and Fiona were obviously very passionate and informed about the history, geography and culture of Malaysia. A really enjoyable and educational morning :)

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