Sultan Abu Bakar State Museum

The Sultan Abu Bakar State Museum is a fascinating place to visit. Not only because it has a vast collection of interesting exhibits but also because of its location. The building is located in the beautiful park complete with pools, greenery, wooden statues and replicas of military vehicles.

Inside the galleries, The visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibits on traditional weapons, glassware and ancient Chinese relics, native people relics, traditional musical instruments and plenty more.

This museum used to be the living place of the British resident. Later, it became the headquarters of the Japanese military. When the Japanese was ousted. The building was used as an official palace by al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar and called as Istana Kota Beram before it was repurposed to be a museum on 21 October 1976.

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Operation Hours

Tuesday – Thursday & Weekend : 9.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m
Friday : 9.30 a.m – 12.15 pm & 2.45 pm – 5.00 pm
Monday : Closed


Pahang Locals : RM 4.00
Non Pahangites : RM 5.00

students and children : Free


Kampung Pancur, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Entering the magnificent grounds of this historic building, one is taken aback by the beauty and grandeur of the building.


The museum is setup in a sprawling space with a garden frontage, which itself is a tourist attraction. For tourists, this is indeed a worthwhile place to visit and see for oneself part of the history of the state of Pahang.

Pak Idrus


Adopting the concept of open-air museum, Sultan Abu Bakar Museum, the town is one of the must-visit locations Pekan.



Nearby Attractions

Mangga Tunggal Palace

Image source : Warisan Melayu Pahang

The Mangga Tunggal Palace is where the current Sultan Pahang whom is Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was born and raised.

Lake Chini

Lake Chini

Image Source : Airianah Othman

Lake Chini is the second largest freshwater lake in the country. It consists of 13 interconnecting water bodies. The lake is blessed with vast treasures of nature, which is rich in biological resources.

Abu Bakar Palace

Image source : Mrpresidentfaris

A.bu Bakar Palace was built in the early 1960s. It is located in Pekan, which is known as the Pahang royal town. The palace is the official palace for Sultan Pahang.

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