Lenggong Archaeological Gallery
The Lenggong Archeological Gallery is located in a former oil palm plantation area in Kampung Tampan Village, Lenggong. The gallery was established after the discovery of Lenggong Valley as the archaeological site of the Paleolithic period.
Lenggong Valley is a Region that has contributed a lot to the prehistoric knowledge. The number of sites found in the area suggests the presence of a fairly large, semi-sedentary population with cultural remains from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Metal ages. The discovery contributing to the valley’s inscription as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Gallery is managed by the Department of Museums and Antiquities under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It was opened for public in 2001. The gallery includes four archaeological sites in two clusters which span close to 2 million years, 2 building blocks with 2 exhibition gallery, an office, an audio visual room, a meeting room and a research room.
The gallery features all the artifacts and information gathered from the Prehistoric archaeological excavations found in the surrounding Lenggong Valley. The exhibits are displayed in the form of attractive and informative mediums.
There are 10 sections for the exhibits altogether. It started with the introduction, the archaeology section, the technology section, the Paleolithic period, Cave of Mount Runtuh and The Perak Man (the name given to the skeletal remains of a man thought to have lived about 11,000 years ago in the Lenggong Valley) , Baton Cave, Tiger Cave, cave painting section, orang asli section and Lenggong Modern Sites.
Image by: TourismPerakMalaysia
Monday – Saturday: 9.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m
Friday: 9.00 a.m – 12.00 p.m & 3.00 p.m – 5.00 p.m
There is no entrance fee.
Hear From Others
The highlight of the museum, the skeletal remains of Perak Man, was anticlimactic. He lied serenely, protected from the curious observer in a transparent case, instead of being portrayed in interesting postures like a dinosaur rearing his head. There was however an entertaining display of the identity card offered to our Perak Man, an evidence of him being a Malaysian citizen.
Kah Soon Ang
The beautiful scenery of the lush landscape is testimony to how the Lenggong Valley has provided a fertile and environmentally stable habitat for repeated human occupation since early Paleolithic times.
Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap
The Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary is located at the northern tip of Matang Forest Reserve in Perak. The sanctuary was established in 1970 by the Wildlife and National Parks to safeguard migratory and resident species of birds. The Sanctuary has won the “Best Tourist Attraction (Natural Attraction)” category during the Malaysia Tourism Awards
The factory is located along the northern Perak coastline, just 15 kilometres from Taiping. The charcoal produced here is claimed to be the best charcoal in Asia and has a lot of demand from the large Japanese market.