The National Museum of Malaysia is located in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur. Opened in 1963, the museum is housed in a striking building incorporating traditional Malay and Minangkabau architectural features. 

The Museum was accidentally bombed during the Second World War. The main museum building houses four exhibition galleries featuring Malaysia’s history and rich cultural diversity. recently upgraded galleries present an exciting and innovative approach to exploring the history of Malaysia from prehistoric times to the present. 

The National Museum houses four exhibition galleries featuring Malaysia’s history and rich cultural diversity. It endeavors through its collections, exhibitions, research, publications, educational and public programmed, to inspire a broader understanding of our nation and her multiracial people. 


Prehistory Gallery 

The Prehistory Gallery on the first floor showcases the formation of the Malay Archipelago to the findings of numerous important prehistoric archaeological sites in Malaysia. 

Malay Kingdoms Gallery 

The Early Malay Kingdom Gallery features the existence of the Malay States and highlights the zenith of the Malaccan Empire during the 15th century as center for the spice trade and the proliferation of Islam. 

Colonial Era Gallery 

The fall of Malaccan Empire in 1511 to the Portuguese was the start of 446 years of foreign influence, from the Dutch, British and then Japanese. 

Malaysia Today 

The Malaysia Today Gallery brings visitors to the sights and sounds of the Road Towards Independence. 

Visiting Hours 

Opens Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm 

Closed on Monday, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha. 

Entrance Fee 

Visitor Type Price 
Malaysian Citizen RM 2.00 
Elderly and Disabled (OKU) RM 1.00 
Children aged 12 years old and under (Malaysian CitizenFree 
High School Students Dressed In Uniform (Malaysian CitizenFree 
High School Students Not Dressed In Uniform (Malaysian CitizenRM 2.00 
International Council of Museums Members (ICOM) Free 
Non Malaysian Citizen RM 5.00 
Children aged 6 to 12 years old (Non Malaysian CitizenRM 2.00 
Children younger than 6 years old (Non Malaysian CitizenFree 

For more information about Malaysia join us on here more helpful links to know The National Museum of Malaysia better   

The National Museum of Malaysia site 

Kuala Lumpur By 

Malaysia Traveller 

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