National Museum 

The National Museum is located in building that features traditional Minangkabau architecture with its distinctive Minangkabau-styled roof. It stands in the heart of Kuala Lumpur as a repository for the country’s rich historical heritage from the prehistoric time till the recent event.

Muzium Negara was officiated by His Majesty, the Third Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Syed Putra Al-Haj Ibni Al-Marhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail on 31st August 1963.

The museum building presents a panoramic view of the development of Malaysia. The murals of Italian glass mosaic which extend across the museum facade, highlights the significant events and crafts of Malaysia.

After its recent upgrade in 2008, the Museum has become a more interesting and interactive venue for visitors, taking them on an exploration of Malaysia’s history beginning from the prehistory period to Malaysia today. There are 4 main galleries in the main museum. They are “Early History”, “The Malay Kingdom”, The Colonial era” and “Malaysia Today”.

The museum is accessible by public transportation. The nearest stations are Muzium Negara MRT Station and Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter Station.

Image by: Department of Museums Malaysia

Opening Hours

Everyday: 9.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m


Adult: RM 2
Children below 12: Free

Adult: RM 5
Children below 12: RM 2


Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, Tasik Perdana, 50566 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Learning more about the history of the country that exists for 57 years as the independent state Malaysia was very interesting. We can definitely recommend visiting the museum.



The best exhibits to check out? The Early History gallery, with artifacts from neolithic and Bronze Age cultures, and the Malay Kingdoms section, which depicts the rise of Islamic kingdoms within the Malay Archipelago.

Sarah Khan

Established in 1963, the National Museum is on the site of the Selangor Museum which dated back to 1906. The original was bombed by a US B-29 bomber, destroying the right wing of the museum and the rest was flattened at the end of the war.

Stuart McDonald

Nearby Attractions

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

KL Bird Park is a public aviary that host various type of birds. It is part of Perdana botanical Gardens.

National Planetarium

The National Planetarium is dedicated to all things related to astronomy. It’s a fun and educational place for kids to learn about astronomy.

KL Sentral Station

Kuala Lumpur Sentral is a transit-oriented development that houses the main railway station of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. As the main Intercity transportation hub, it hosts Monorail services, LRT services, KTM ETS Services, KTM Komuter Services and ERL Service under its roof.