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Written by Nigilesh on June 5, 2020 Share on

7 Best Museums In Malaysia That Take You Back in Time

People do have their own reasons to travel to the beautiful place Malaysia. Starting from Great climate, incredibly rich wildlife, beautiful landscapes, to great diving sites. But one of the reasons that have been overlooked by many travellers is that its perfectly curated museums. You don’t get to hear people talk about the museums after their Malaysia vacation. Theses are attractions that sure will take people back in time. You can visit these awesome places to get to know more about Malaysia’s history and culture.

Already you would have understood that Malaysia has all the components to provide you with a fun-filled experience for the whole family. Now without anymore due let’s dive right into the list of top 7 museums in Malaysia.

7 Best Museums In Malaysia

These museums on the list are not the only ones in Malaysia. But these are enough to keep you engaged for the most part unless you are travelling only to visit the Museums. These are the famous ones that one shouldn’t miss while they are in Malaysia.

1. National Textile Museum – Top Museums in Malaysia

National Textile Museum
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Considered as one of the best museums in Malaysia, is the world-known National Textile Museum. Which should have been a railway department building is now a Museum. The bottom floors are built in Mogul style, which has the history of textiles like Songket and other famous Malaysian fabrics. One can get to know the complete details about the process followed and the machinery used to create this awesome piece of fabric. The upper floors house a variety of personal clothes and exquisite jewellery.

This is open on all days of the week between 9 AM to 6 PM, except for Sunday. It is located in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The entry is free.

2. Islamic Arts Museum – Top Museums in Malaysia

Islamic Arts Museum
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As you know the kind of influence that Islam has on this country. It is so obvious that the Islamic Art Museum exists. If you want to appreciate the intricate teaching of Islam, then we are sure that this would be your best bet. It is not just a museum, it is considered as a sacred place which is being worshipped by many people in the country. This place depicts the country’s religious stories and a few other stories of Islam artists who lived in this place. This is also one of the biggest museums dedicated to a sole religion in the whole of south-east Asia.

The Islamic artefacts from Middle east Iran and India are kept as showpieces in the museum. People can also participate in workshops to understand how religion is practised all over the world. This is open on all days of the week. The operating time is between 10 Am to 6 PM. It is located in the Perdana Botanical garden. You have to spend an entrance fee of 15RM.

3. Royal Malaysian Police Museum

It’s absolutely fine if you don’t visit all the museums on the list but be sure to visit the Royal Malaysian Police Museum. This is a curious collection of exhibits and artefacts that reflect the history of Policing in the place back in the time. This museum has 3 different galleries with specific themes to it. The gallery A explains how policing was carried out in the Malay Sultanates. Gallery B takes you through the roles carried out by the policemen during the Straits settlement and gallery 3 speaks about the struggle of the forces to defeat the communists.

Entry to this place is absolutely free and you can visit this place on weekdays between 10 AM to 6 PM.

4. National Museum

national Museum Malaysia
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This museum is often mistaken for the famous one on the list, the National Textile Museum. This is yet another museum solely depicts the history of the place, Malaysia. It is called the ‘National Museum’. The historic timeline starting from the prehistoric times to the present is sure to mesmerize you. Not just history but also about the geological features. You can see a realistic replica of the Perak man whole is said to have lived before 11 thousand years. There is another wing in the museum that takes you through the recreations of temple walls and royal beds.

This is located in Jalan Damansara of Kuala Lumpur and is open on all days between 9 AM to 6 PM. There is an entrance fee of RM2 for Malay people and for foreigners, the charges are 5RM.

5. Sarawak Natural History Museum

Sarawak Museum is the beautiful output of the passionate project by the English-born naturalist Alfred Wallace. He wanted to collect some of the wildlife specimens from the untouched lands in the nearby Borneo Island. This place now holds the best examples of Victorian architecture and also has some of the exquisite exhibits present in the locally surrounded region. It contains many artefacts related to the indigenous people who once lived in the lands of Sarawak. Few of the archaeological expeditions have unearthed the fossils of human skills dating back at least a few thousand years.

This operates in two different timings. From Monday to Friday this operates between 9 AM to 4.45 PM. On Sundays and Saturdays – 10 AM to 4 PM.

6. Perak Museum

Perak Museum
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This is the oldest museum in the list and is located in the heart of the city. This is a building that has some heritage to it and also depicts the natural history of this place. For example, visitors can get to see the Skeletal remains of various reptiles, fishes and insects. You can see the shells of the sea animals preserved for decades. The museum contains 4 galleries in total. The other galleries contain different collection like bicycles and old radios.

This again is open on all days from 10 AM to 6 PM. There is an entrance fee of RM2 for adults and children under 12 have free admission to this place.

7. Wonderfood Museum

For all the foodies out there, this is for you. This museum has 3 different zones dedicated to the culinary of this place and few etiquettes to be followed while cooking and eating. This is a great place to learn about the different authentic Malay recipes. The zones are categorized as Educational Zone, Info Zone, and Wow Zone.

This is located in the George town of Malaysia. Opens every day from 9 AM to 6 PM. It has an entrance fee of RM15

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