Museum of Asian Art

The University of Malaya runs the Museum of Asian Art – a gem showcasing over 6,000 pieces of artifacts

asian arts museum

These are mainly ceramics that come from the three main civilizations of the nation – Malay, Chinese and Indian.

Featuring 1,500 squares feet of gallery space, the museum also showcases the unique material aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture, including Chinese pottery Hindu statuary, textiles from the Malay archipelago, and sacred masks of Orang Asli communities.

Apart from the world’s largest kendi (water container with spout) collection, the museum also houses artefacts like caping, an ancient metal ornament worn by girls to cover their genitals and keris picit, an Asian based weapon said to be moulded by bare fingers.

If you come in group, book ahead as a guided tour may be offered by the museum staffs.

Ticket Price / Entrance Fee


Operating Hours

Closed on Sun & Public Holidays
Mon-Sat : 8.30 am – 5pm

Getting There

LRT RapidKL:
Get off at the Universiti station. Then, take the RapidKL feeder bas into the university campus and get off at the Engineering Faculty. The museum is 5 minutes walk from the stop.

Alternatively, hail a cab/uber from the LRT station directly to the museum.