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Malaysia
 
 

Asian Art Museum
University Malaya; Tel.: 7959 3805
9-16:30 Mon-Fri; 9-12 Sat; 12;30-15:30 Fridays

Displays local and Asian arts, as well as sculpture and ceramic, Islamic and Malay art and textile.

Bank Negara Money Museum
Central Bank of Malaysia, Jalan Dato' Onn; Tel: 290 7461
9-16:30 Mon-Fri; 9-12 Sat;
The museum displays a wide variety of coins and bank notes, with emphasis on the evolution of Malaysian currency.

Biomedical Museum
Institute of Medical Research, Jalan Pabang; Tel.: 298 6033
Displays research materials and exhibits of medical significance of the institute, since its establishment in 1900.

Craft Museum
Section 63, Jalan Conlay; Tel.: 2162 7465
Daily 8:45-18

A wholesale showcase of Malaysia's handicraft legacy, which also includes textiles. Visitors can also view demonstrations on batik-making, ceramic, traditional Songket weaving and kite-making here.

Forest Research Institute Malaysia Museum (FRIM)
Kepong; Tel.: 634 2633
Museum daily 8-16:30; Park daily 5-19:30

A unique collection of Malaysia's rich forest heritage, varieties of wood, their usage and products can be found at the museum. The park offers fascinating walk through its 1500-hectare natural reserve land.

Islamic Arts Museum
Jalan Lembab Perdana, Tel.: 2247 2020
Daily 10-18; closed on Mondays

A museum dedicated to Islamic civilization, with rare exhibits and permanent collections.

Maybank Numismatic Museum
Menara Maybank, 100 Jalan Tun Perak; Tel.: 230 8833
Daily 10-18

Fascinating display of coins and its use, dating back to the early history of Malay Sultanate.

Misc Museum
Wisma MISC, 2 Jalan Conlay; Tel.: 22730 8088
By appointment only

Showcase of Malaysia's shipping history, hosted by the country's largest and foremost shipping conglomerate. 

Museum of Aboriginal Affairs
24 km, Gombak; Tel.: 6189 2122
Daily 9-17; closed on Fridays

Showcase of the history, culture and lifestyle of the indigenous tribes of Peninsular Malaysia.

National Art Gallery
Jalan Sultan Hashamuddin; Tel.: 273 2855
Daily 9-18

The nation's treasure trove housing the most extensive collection of fine arts and crafts from Malaysia's proud heritage.
Regular exhibitions are displayed here. Entrance is free.

National Museum
Jalan Damansara; Tel.: 2282 6255
Daily 9-18
Displays national treasures, which retrace the origin and history of Malaysia and her people.

National History Museum
29 Jalan Raja; Tel.: 294 4635
Daily 9-18
Exhibition and resource center housing artifacts showcasing the history of Malaysia.

National Science Center
Persiaran Bukit Kiara; Tel.: 252 1150
Daily 9-17; closed on Fridays

Interesting display on science, its history and applications in today's world. Many fascinating discoveries to be found here.

Pucuk Rebung Gallery-Museum
Lot 302A, Level 3 Ampang Mall Suria KLCC; Tel.: 382 0769/0969
10:30-20;30 Sun-Thu; 10:30-21:30 Fri & Sat

The first gallery cum museum of its kind in the country housing Malaysia's proud cultural heritage has over 1000 artifacts from 12th century to modern times. This sprawling 4000 Sq. ft gallery features chronological walk through for visitor, complete with cultural performances and entertainment, amidst authentic architecture and traditional Malay village setting.

Royal Malaysian Police Museum
5 Jalan Perdana; Tel.: 2272 5689
Daily 10-18; closed on Mondays

Get insight into the exciting and often dangerous world of Royal Malaysian Police from its early days in history.

Sultan Alam Shah Museum
Persiaran Perdagangan, Shah Alam; Tel.; 5519 0050
Daily 9:30-17:15; closed on Mondays; Fridays closed between 12:30-14:45

Displays artifacts pertaining to the state of Selangor, including its history, culture, Selangore Sultanate, sports and arts.

Telkom Museum
Jalan Raja Chulan; Tel.; 208 6839
Daily 9:30-17; closed on Mondays
Traces the history and use of the telephone in Malaysia from as far back as 1870s. Interesting exhibits of telephones and their varying designs through the years.
 

 

 

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