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National Museum of Malaysia

The National Museum of Malaysia is built in a striking building that features traditional Malay and Minangkabau architecture. It preserves Malaysia's cultural artifacts and nation's pride. It was opened by Malaysia’s Third Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Syed Putra Al-Haj, on 31st August 1963, six years after the country’s independence.

The Collection of tangible objects listed in the National Heritage list of 2009 are:

  1. Gold money from Sultan Muzaffar Shah’s rule (1564 – 1570) Johor
  2. Gold money from Sultan Alau'uddin Riayat Shah I’s rule ( 1527 – 1564) Johor.
  3. Gold money from Sultan Zainal Abidin 11’s rule (1793 – 1808).Malay Waist Buckle
  4. Royal Terengganu Metal Container
  5. Sultan Abdul Samad Betel Box 
  6. Avalokitesvara statue
  7. Dong Son Bronze Bell
  8. Statue of the Sitting Buddha

*Please note that 3 artifacts from the list above are today on display for public viewing at the national Museum

  • Royal Terengganu metal container (for cigarettes or rings)
  • Avalokiteshvara statue
  • Dong Son Bronze Bell 

Operating Hours:

  • 9 a.m to 5 p.m (every Tuesday to Sunday)
  • Except Monday and during the first day of Aidil Fitri and Aidil Adha

Admission Fees:

  • Adult Malaysian Citizen - RM 2
  • Elderly and Disabled Person - RM 1
  • Children Under 12 years old (Malaysia Citizen) - Free
  • Secondary School Student wearing Uniform (Malaysia Citizen) - Free
  • Secondary School Student not wearing Uniform (Malaysia Citizen) - RM 2
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM) Members - Free

  • Adult Foreigner - RM 5
  • Children aged 6-12 years (Foreigner) - RM 2
  • Children below 6 years old (Foreigner) - Free



  • RM 3.00 - First Hours or part thereof
  • RM 3.00 - Subsequent Hours or part thereof
  • RM 10.00 Per Entry (Bus, Van & Taxi)
  • RM 50.00 - Lost Ticket (Penalty)

*The above rates are exclusive of 6% SST

Operation Hours:

  •  7.00 am to 7.00 pm (Monday to Friday & Public Holidays)

Getting There


  • The most convenient way is to take a GrabCar from our hotel and the fare is about RM 8 – RM 10 per journey. It will take approximately 20-30 min (depending on the traffic) to reach.

Article Contributed By: Mr. Ajay Kumar, Front Desk Management Trainee