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Anushka Jain
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Published: Sep 22, 2018 | 40 Views

#9 must visit museums in kuala lumpur, malaysia


Islamic Arts museum

The Islamic Arts museum in Kuala Lumpur contains various artifacts from the history of the muslim religion across the world. The museums collection forms one of the world’s best and most diverse, in terms of places, collections of objects related to the religion.

It is spread over 30,000 square meters and contains artifacts such as paintings, manuscripts, textiles, etc. as well as audio-visual productions explaining the religion or its history.

Entry to the museum costs about 14 RM for adults and 7 RM for students and senior citizens.  Also, it is located close to the National mosque and hence would be an easy visit to anyone who is headed or heading for the mosque as well.

Timings: Daily, 10AM to 6PM

Location: Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Museum of Illusions

The international chain of the  Museum of Illusions in Kuala Lumpur is Asia’s first ever. With a minimum of two hours required to experience the optical illusions that make you question your own eyes!

The most famous and challenging ride, all credited to the lie that our eyes play on us, Vortex Tunnel, the first of its kind will drive you crazy. This ride makes you believe one is not on solid ground and you struggle to take the next step.

This museum is guaranteed fun for kids, adults and family alike. Rest assured, this is one hundred percent worthy of the time and the price.

Challenge your perception and entertain your brain with 70 different exhibits, this museums is worth a visit to tantalize your senses! One adult ticket can cost up to rm 35 – 45, children 25 – 35, family ticket 90-120.

Timings: Daily, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM  

Location: 101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia

Petrosains Science Discovery Centre

When looking for a packed family adventure, a worthy stop along your journey is the Petrosains Science Discovery Centre. Located in the most beautiful towers in the whole of Kuala Lumpur, this interactive museum has memories and fun to offer.

The museum showcases the evolution of the energy industry of the world, its roots set deep, into prehistoric times as well. The exhibits are interactive, three-dimensional models, or machines that are designed to give stimulations as well, at times.

One of such rides is the Petronas ‘Dark ride’.  A worthy stop it takes one through a journey that the beautiful country once took, focusing on the development and advancement of Malaysia, on an oil drop shaped vehicle.

Petrojaya, a cartoon oriented village, is one more interactive exhibit in the museum that focuses on the role of Petrochemicals in our day to day being.

Something to enrich the whole heritage of Malaysia, Wayang Kulti and a Malaysian way of art with shadow play create an elaborate showcase using high technology.

Timings: Tuesday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm, Last Admission: 4:00 pm (closed Mondays)

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday, 9:30am – 6:30pm, Last Admission: 5:00pm

Location: Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lost In Chinatown

This attraction is the newest addition to the pealing street or commonly known as the china town. With a wide spread of exhibits, this unique little museum is worth a visit, especially if you are visiting Chinatown.

To truly experience the rich and vast culture of Chinatown from around the world, The Culture maze is a must do! Made of intriguing design, the maze takes you on a journey through various celebrities and attraction that will give you a deeper understanding of the history with this adventurous journey.


You will be presented with multiple photo opportunities along the way.

This attraction will prove to be easy on the pocket as you will have a whole option of free tours and the entrance has a whole variety of products for sale at a nominal price. Not just great shopping experience, the entry only costs about 15 RM.

This museum, that is a hidden gem is different from the traditional sense and is a must-see for any history buff, or for someone who loves to get a good bargain!

Timings:  Daily, 10 am to 10 pm

Location: 22, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Royal Malaysia Police Museum

For a beautiful description of the Malaysian History, these museums will offer a huge range of informative exhibits that share the glorious story of how the Malaysian police came into being with lots of uniforms and military regalia this is must on any traveler’s list.

While the entry fee remains free, the museum's knowledge base is deep. The gallery section will provide you with the fascinating story of the sacrifices and the ordeal of the people who make up this force. A Truly humbling experience. Right next door we have the Islamic art Museums.

In addition to being an insightful experience, the location is prime as it’s close to a lot of nearby sightseeing opportunities.

Timings: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm (On Fridays the museum is closed between 12.30pm - 2.30pm for Friday prayers.)

Location: No. 5 Jalan Perdana, Bukit Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia

Wei-Ling Contemporary Gallery

Wei-ling gallery has established their name in Malaysia’s contemporary art, with aiding its rich development, is the largest commercial gallery in Malaysia.

The vast spaces have much thought-provoking art like “who watches the watcher‘s” which Houses two major exhibition area and an art foundation.

Representing few of the most prominent stable of artists, dedicating the journey of Malaysian art across the border to Indonesia, India, China South Korea, and the USA. The museum also has a fascinating collection of art related book and catalog with some hundred titles under its banner.

Due to its location being in a mall, this museum is making contemporary art available to the public. Often overlooked and underappreciated, Wei-Ling with its aesthetic interiors is bridging the gap between the masses and art. Visitors are able to observe masterpieces from around the world for free!

Timings: Monday- Tuesday 11 AM to 7 PM

Location: Lot No RT-1, 6th Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Galeri Petronas

A haven for artist and art patrons, this free exhibits houses many vibrant and contemplative pieces. Something that draws art connoisseur to this place is the constantly changing themes of this place.

Can easily be accessed which touring the Suria KLCC tower, they are located on the third floor and This place can be clubbed along with Aquarium, Petronas tower on the same day.

This proves to be a refreshing and awe-inspiring break from the shopping sprees that happen in the vicinity of this exhibit. Besides artwork, tourist and locals alike can appreciate various architectural pieces too!

Timings: It is also open on all public holidays except during the first week of Hari Raya Puasa (Aidil Fitri) and the first day of Hari Raya Qurban (Aidil Adha). 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m, closed Monday.

Location: 341-43, Suria KLCC PETRONAS Twin Towers, Persiaran Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

This museum is a lovely getaway to gain insightful knowledge while also indulging in the beautiful artwork in the gallery. It is especially loved as the museums hold exhibits that challenge the onlooker and test the existing knowledge base!

Combining the Malaysian art on the upper level and diving into the economic aspect of the nation on other floors while also illuminating the historical finances of not only Malaysian but also the history of finances of the Islamic money, this diverse museum is worthy of the time!

The Bank Negara Malaysia Museum is full of sectors that explain the delicate structure of the economy, how and why inflation happens and many more such thought-provoking ideas with its exhibits.

Covering such vast topics, one can choose from art, economics or History! The comprehensive displays and modern art make it a complete infotainment stop. Highly loved by kids, this museum also holds a good collection of book and any history buff would have a field trip looking through it!!

Location: Sasana Kijang, 2, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

timing: daily, 10 AM to 6 Am

Orang Asli Craft Museum

Orang Asli Craft Museum in Kuala Lumpur showcases multiple handicrafts that gracefully depict the history and origins of the aboriginals.  The art of the Orang Asli people dwelled majorly in the rural sections of the Malaysian peninsula.

The museum has exhibits that explain the settlement of the eighteen different tribes into three major groups, the Negrito, the Senai and the Proto Malay.

With statues, paintings and crafts the sepili figurines depicts the usage of traditional Jah Hut, blowpipes and bamboo container for holding darts among other weaponry devices that were used for hunting, fishing even entertainment in the form of music with instruments!

There is vast knowledge that about medicine system, the clothing, utensils amough  the various thing used by the aboriginals on their livelihood. Any history buff will gain such valuable knowledge all the while appreciating the beauty of the crafts.

Even though the museums is tiny, the journey from there on gives you a peek into the lives of the Malaysian ancestors. The cost for Malaysian Citizens: RM2 (adult) RM 1 (seniors and disabled). Children age 12 and below are free. Non-Malaysians: RM5 (adult) RM 2 (children ages 6 -12) and free for below age 6.

Timings: daily from 9am to 6pm.
locatio: Orang Asli Crafts Museum, Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, 50566 Kuala Lumpur

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