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 The wooden floor however had been replaced by marble.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.

Image by: Miss Prema Darshini

Operating Hours

Daily: 10.00 a.m – 5.00 p m


There is no entrance fee.


Bukit Chandan,33000 Kuala Kangsar,Perak Darul Ridzuan.

View map.

Hear From Others

This is a cool-looking wood and bamboo building that was also once a royal palace. It’s painted yellow and has a super distinctive look.


It is an amazing architecture because it was built without any architectural plans and without using any single of nail.


If you take a closer look, you can see the scrupulous craftsmanship in the building.


Nearby Attractions

Ubudiah Mosque

The Ubudiah Mosque is a mosque located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak. It is claimed to be the most beautiful mosque in Perak. It stands proudly and majestically with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar.

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.

Bukit Larut

Bukit Larut is one of the highland destination in Malaysia. It is located at an altitude of 1,250 m above sea level in Taiping, Perak. The hill is the wettest area in the country due to the heavy rainfall all year round.

Leave a Reply