National Museum

Bombed to half by the Allied Forces plane during World War II, the 3-storey National Museum in Kuala Lumpur is the place to visit if you want to know more about the country and its history.

malay weapon in museum

The museum has 4 main galleries — starting from the formation of the Malay Archipelago and the golden days of the Malaccan state, right to the Dutch, British and Japanese occupation of the nation.

Notable artifacts include the complete skeleton of the Perak Man (dated 10,000-11,000 years), war weapons as well as shipwreck porcelains found in the seas of Malaysia.

an artefact in the national museum

Opening Hours

9.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Closed during Eid and Aidiladha celebration.

Ticket Prices / Entrance Fee

Citizens with MyKad
Children wearing school uniform and under 12 years of age may enter free.
Adults: RM2 (~$0.51)
Children: RM1 (~$0.26)

Foreign Tourists
Adults: RM5 (~$1.28)
Children: RM2 (~$0.51)

National Museum Guide

Free museum tour is arranged by Museum Volunteers. Comprising of local and foreign volunteers who speaks a variety of languages, the tour leaves the ticket desk at 10am (except Friday and Sunday). Email [email protected] for more info.

 How to Get There?

Despite being close to the KL Sentral station, it is surrounded by a maze of junctions. The best way to get here is by taxi.