Perak Royal Museum
Perak Royal Museum was originally a royal residence called Istana Kenangan in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. It was built in 1926 for Sultan Iskandar Shah by the Malay carpenter Enci Sepian from Bukit Mertajam. The palace was converted to the museum in 1986.
The palace was built using the traditional building methods in Perak. It was built entirely of precious woods without the use of nails. It has two floors, the top floor consists of the bedchamber, family bedrooms and a dining hall. The ground floor on the other hand was once used as the official royal office where its original floor was made out of solid wood. The wooden floor however had been replaced by marble.
The exterior of the museum is gaily painted in white, yellow and black, the colors of the Perak flag. Its interior walls are decorated with inlaid bamboo geometric motifs. The museum exhibits collections relating to the history of the Perak Sultanate, the royal genealogy, the royal regalia and medals.
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Daily: 10.00 a.m – 5.00 p m
There is no entrance fee.
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