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ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA


MUSEUMS OF MALAYSIA

Malaysia reflects different cultural traditions, including those of China, India, the Middle East, Europe, and the entire Malay Archipelago. Early Malay empires absorbed Indian influences, such as Hindu epics and the Sanskrit language. The kingdom of Malacca, centered in the present-day state of Melaka, developed as an Islamic state, or sultanate, in the 1400s. Later, new cultural influences from Europe and China mixed with Hindu and Islamic traditions. A collective but distinctively Malay cultural pattern has emerged out of all these influences, with artistic expressions in literature, music, dance, and art forms. "Malaysia."

There are many museums found in Malaysia. Mostly are located within Kuala Lumpur City.



MUSEUMS FOUND IN KUALA LUMPUR

THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS
The National Museum, located atop a hill at Jalan Travers and Jalan Damansara, provides an interesting introduction to the history and culture of Malaysia. The museum was established in 1888 as Selangor Museum. After almost being virtually destroyed by bombs during the 2nd World War 1945, proposals were made to set up a central museum for Malaysia, hence the National Museum which was declared open in 1963. Collections vary from ethnographical objects, archaeological artifacts and natural history specimens.

Address :
Jalan Damansara, 50566 Kuala Lumpur
Open: 0900 to 1800 hrs. daily.
Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Tel : 03-2282 6255, Fax: 03-22826434
Admission: Adults RM 1.00,
School children in uniform FREE
Web site at http://www.museum.gov.my



THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Houses a permanent collection and display of artefacts and dioramas depicting Malaysian natural history, the pre-historic ages, megalithic civilization, coming of Islam, Johor-Riau Empire, Malacca sultanate, colonial era, right up to modern day Malaysia.

Address :
Jalan Temerloh, 29 Jalan Raja, 50566 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-2694 4590 Fax : 03-26944640
Open: 0900 to 1800 daily
Admission: Free

Situated:
near Dayabumi, High Courts, Dataran Merdeka and Royal Selangor Club



INTERNATIONAL HANDICRAFT MUSEUM

The museum is a centre to display international handicrafts from other countries. Its periodic exhibitions display selected handicrafts from a particular country.

Address :
No. 9, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-21627533
Open: 0930 to 1800 daily, Mon. 0930 to 1700 hrs.
Closes on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free
Getting there : Seri Jaya bus No. 18, Mini buses No. 44, 41 and Taxi.



ASIAN ARTS MUSEUM

Collections comprise of local and Asian Art objects, (Sculpture & ceramics, Islamic and Malay Arts, Textiles etc.)

Address :
Muzium Seni Asia, University of Malaya,
Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-79673805/1066, Fax: 03-79673985
Open: Mon. to Thurs. 0900 to 1700 hrs. 1300 to 1400 hrs. closed.
Closed Friday 1215 to 1445 hrs.
Sat. from 1230 hrs. Sundays and Public Holidays.
Admission: Free
Situated within the University of Malaya campus.
Getting there : Seri Jaya bus No. 40 and Taxi. Putra LRT : Universiti Station.



ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM

The Islamic Arts Museum of Malaysia is the only one of its kind in the Asia Pacific. Celebrating the art and culture of the Islamic religion, the museum is located in Kuala Lumpur on Jalan Lembah Perdana next to the National Mosque. Among the galleries found here is the Islamic Architecture Gallery which showcases miniature replicas of renowned buildings such as the Taj Mahal, lmam lsmail Albukhary Mosque and Museum and the Amir Timur Mausoleum.

Address :
Jalan Lembah Perdana,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2274 2020, Fax: +603-2274 0529,
e-mail: info@iamm.org.my
Open:
Tuesdays to Sundays 10.00 am - 6.00pm
Public Holidays 10.00 am - 6.00pm
Mondays Closed
Admission:
Adult - RM8.00
Visitors below 18;
Students of Higher Learning Institutions;
Senior Citizen(Malaysian) - RM4.00
Students in uniform (in a group of 30 & above)- RM3.00
Children below 6- Free
Free Admission to:
Museum Shop/Restaurant &
Museum Café/ Children's Library/Art Workshop
Getting there : Bus, taxi, train or LRT.


TEXTILE MUSEUM


The museum housed four main galleries - the Batik Gallery which featured a Batik Shoppe, the Embroidery Gallery, Weaving Gallery and Gilding Gallery. Besides the galleries, the museum also housed dioramas illustrating various production techniques like weaving, dyeing and gilding; a boutique, mini theatre and the museum shoppe. It also hosted occasional exhibitions and talks as well as do-it-yourself workshops.

Address :
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : +603-2691 7136
Open: 0900 to 1700 hrs daily,
closed Fri. 1215 to 14445 hrs. Hari Raya Puasa
and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free
Location :
Next to Dayabumi, Natural History Museum
and Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
Getting there : Bus, taxi, train or LRT.


KUALA LUMPUR MEMORIAL

The museum functions as an exhibition and resource centre and is housed in a 1909 building which itself was gazetted as a historical monument which forms one of the major landmark of the city of Kuala Lumpur.

Address :
92, Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-26924780/26932908
Open: 10000 to 1700 hrs daily, closed on Sun. and Public Holidays.
Admission: Free


TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN MEMORIAL

The Memorial provides permanent custody for all archival, museum and library materials belonging or relating to the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. Visitors and researchers have the benefit of not only viewing the materials on display, but can conduct self research into the life and times of the premier statesman.

Address :
Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Jalan Dato' Onn,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03 - 26947277
web site at http://arkib.gov.my/memorial/mtarp/menu.html
Opens :
Tuesday - Thursday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday - 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm to 6.00
Saturday - Sunday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Monday - Closed except on public holidays and on school and public holidays
Admission: Free


TUN ABDUL RAZAK MEMORIAL


Memorablias in term of photos, materials, multi-vision and film shows related to the late Tun Abdul Razak bin Dato' Hussein, Malaysia's second Prime Minister (1970-1976). The building was his official residence until his death in 1976.

Address :
Sri Taman, Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-26912111/26912246
Open: 0900 to 1800 hrs daily, closed Fri. 1200 to 1500 hrs. Mon. (except school holidays and public holidays), Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free


P. RAMLEE MEMORIAL


The memorial which is housed at the former residence of the late versatile artiste, is specially dedicated for his vast contributions in performing arts. On display are exhibits and audio-visuals on his biography, involvement in music and films, personal items and achievements.

Address :
No. 22, Jalan Dedap, Taman P. Ramlee, Setapak,
53000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-40231131 Fax : 03-40231131
Open: 0900 to 1800 hrs. daily,
closed Fri. 1215 to 1300 hrs. and Mon.
except public and school holidays.
Admission: Free.


ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE MUSEUM


Depicts the history of RMAF in the form of write ups and photographs, model aircraft, dioramas, uniforms, momentos, engines, armament and communication equipment. Currently, 17 phased-out aircraft types of the Royal Malaysian Air Force and the Malayan Auxiliary Air Force are displayed in and outside the hangar. The latest additions are two trainer aircraft, the Scottish Aviation Bulldog and the Bell 47G-5A helicopter.

Address :
RMAF Base, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama,
50460 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2141 1133 ext. 4129/4198
Fax: 03-2144 4134
website at http://www.gtitec.com.my/af_museum
Open: From 1000 to 1600 hrs. Mondays-Thursdays; Saturdays-Sundays.
Closed on Fridays and public holidays. The Museum is situated in the RMAF Base complex, but has its own entrance
Admission: Free


ROYAL MALAYSIAN POLICE MUSEUM


The history and activities of the Royal Malaysian Police dating back to the Malacca Sultanate (c.1511). Some 7,595 artifacts including the Police Force's first aircraft - a single-engined Cessna, Marine Police boat, Ferret car, guns confiscated from Communist Terrorists (CTs) and the notorious gangstar, Botak Chin are on display at this new location. This facility was formerly the Police Senior Officers' Mess, which was renovated and equipped as a Museum at a cost of almost RM 8 million.

Address :
Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia,
No. 5 Jalan Perdana,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-2272 5689 Fax : 03-22627659
Open: Daily 1000 to 1800 hrs. except Mondays
Admission: Free


MALAYSIAN ARMED FORCES MUSEUM


World War II, Communist Insurgency and Indonesian Confrontation artifacts and historical accounts.

Address :
Muzium Angkatan Tentera,
Bahagian Perkhidmatan Anggota
Kementerian Pertahanan,
Jalan Padang Tembak, 50634 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-20714878, Fax: 03-26939608
Open: 1000 to 1800 hrs daily.
Closed: on Fridays, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free


BIOMEDICAL MUSEUM


Display of medical research materials undertaken by the institute since its establishment in the year 1900.

Address :
Institute of Medical Research, Jalan Pahang,
50588 Kuala Lumppur.
Tel : 03-26986033
Open: 0900 to 1600 hrs daily,
closed on public holidays.
Admission: Free


MAYBANK NUMISTIC MUSEUM

Monetary notes and currency of early Malaya to the present, with some Asean currencies.

Address :
Muzium Numismatik Maybank,
100 Jalan Tun Perak,
1st Floor, Menara Maybank, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-20747418 Fax : 03-20722504
Open: 1000 to 1800 hrs daily, closed on public holidays.
Admission: Free


BANK NEGARA MONEY MUSEUM

Coins, banknotes and other monetary history with particular emphasis on Malaysian numismatics.

Address :
Muzium Matawang, Tingkat Bawah, Blok A.
Bank Negara Malaysia, Jalan Dato' Onn,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-2690 7449, Fax: 03-26970599
Open: 0900 to 1630 daily.
Closed Fri. 1200 to 1300 from 1200 hrs
and public holidays.
Admission: Free


MALAY ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

Artifacts on Malay culture and heritage.

Address :
Department of Malay Studies,
University of Malaya,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-79677022
Open: 0800 to 1600 hrs. daily.
Closed Fri. 1200 to 1445 hrs. Satu. From 12.30 Sun. and Public holidays.
Admission: Free


PUBLIC SERVICE MEMORIAL


The Memorial is dedicated to the Malaysian Civil Service. There are four sections, namely: Early Government Administration, prior to the coming of the British British Malaya Administration, British colonial role in Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak Administration After Independence, Changes adopted and adapted after Aug 31, 1957 Reforms and Development in Public Services, Introduction of new work culture, punch clocks, TQM, electronic
govt etc.

Address :
Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-2694 5284, Fax: 03-2694 5280
Open: 0900-1800 hrs Tuesday-Thursday; Saturday & Sunday. Friday 0900-1215, then 1500-1800 hrs
Closed: Monday (except during public or school holidays)
Admission: Free


TELEKOM MUSEUM

A 1928 heritage building, the Telekom Museum houses various equipment related to telecommunications dating to pre-war years, inc!uding the first telephone used in Malaya. The building itself is an early prototype of a telephone exchange in old Malaya. Its two floors houses a historical gallery and exhibits of modern telecommunications equipment.

Address :
Jalan Gereja, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-20206841 Fax : 03-20315925
Open: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Tuesday - Sunday.
Closed: Monday
Admission: Free


MISC MARITIME MUSEUM


Set up by the Malaysian International Shipping Corporation in 1992, the MISC Museum is the first of its kind Malaysia. Located at the ground floor of Wisma MISC in Jalan Conlay, the Museum gives an insight into MISC's development as the national shipping line since its incorporation in 1968. The museum is divided into 12 sections, each dealing with a particular range of related subjects such as shipbuilding, ships of the world, communications at sea, history of ships in Malaysia, maritime laws and career at sea.

Address :
Wisma MISC, 2, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2142 8088
Open: 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 12.30pm, Saturday.
Admission: Free



FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE MALAYSIA MUSEUM

Located on the sprawling grounds of the Forestry Research Institute Malaysia at Kepong, 15km from the city is the FRIM Museum. The arboretum was established in 1952 with the objective of collecting and displaying the different varieties of tree species found in the country. The museum also serves to educate the public on Malaysia's rich forest heritage and exhibits the different species of wood, their use and products.Guided tours are available by prior appointment.

Address :
Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
Locked Bag 210, Jalan FRI Kepong,
52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel.: 03-62797573
Website : http://www.frim.gov.my
Open: 8am - 4.15pm, daily. Saturday: 8am - 12.45prn. Closed: Sundays and Public Holidays
Admission: RM3 per car


HANDICRAFT MUSEUM OF KUALA LUMPUR

Address :
Perbadanan Kemajuan Kraftangan Malaysia,
Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-21627459 Fax : 03-21612145
Website : http://www.kraftangan.gov.my
Open Daily except on Aidilfitri and Aidiladha Celebration.
Time : 10.00 am to 5.00pm



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF SELANGOR


STATE MUSEUM SHAH ALAM


Artifacts pertaining to the state of Selangor, history, clture and natural history, the Selangor Sultanate, sports and arts.

Address :
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Selangor,
Persiaran Perdagangan,
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 03-5519 0050/7604, Fax: 03-5510 1799
Opens : Tuesday - Thursday: 0930 - 1730 hrs
Friday: 0930 - 1200 hrs
Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays: 0930 - 1730 hrs
Closed: Monday
Admission: Free


TIN MUSEUM

The museum outlines the early history of Klang to its present state, with display of ethnographic materials and photographs. Exhibits trace the history of Selangor's tin mining industry and the role played in the development and success of the state. It is housed in an 1856 warehouse which belonged to Raja Abdullah bin Raja Jaafar, a royalty who played an important role in the history of early Klang.

Address :
Jalan Raja Abdullah, 40100 Kelang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : +603-33729563
Open: 1000 to 1800 hrs. daily. Closed on Fri.
Admission: Free


MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY UITM SHAH ALAM

A display of outstanding artworks produced by local artists and students from the School of Art and Design. Temporary exhibitions organised at intervals.

Address :
School of Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi Mara,
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Eshan.
Tel : 03-55164502.
Open: Daily 0900 to 1600 hrs. Close: Fri. 1200 to 1445 hrs. Sat. from 1230. Sun. and public holidays.
Admission: Free


NATIONAL HANDICRAFT MUSEUM RAWANG

The museum is a centre to display local handicrafts of exceptional quality. Its temporary exhibitions are devoted to traditional crafts and the latest in handicraft development.

Address :
Perbadanan Kemajuan Kraftangan Malaysia,
No 1 Km 20, Jalan Ipoh-Rawang,
Taman Rekreasi Templer, 48000 Rawang, Selangor.
Tel : 03-6091 5322, Fax: 03-6091 2181
Open: 0930 to 1800 hrs daily, Mon. 0930 to 1700 hrs.
Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free


NATURAL RUBBER MUSEUM

Located at the Rubber Research Institute's Experimental Station in Sungai Buloh, Selangor Malaysia, the Rubber Research Museum traces the history and development of the rubber industry in Malaysia. Visitors get to see what a rubber estate looks like and how it functions.


OBORIGINAL MUSEUM

Address :
Kilometer 24, Jalan Pahang,
53100 Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel : 03-61892122 Fax : 03-61883160
Open : Daily except Friday,Aidilfitri and Aidiladha Celebration.
Time : 9.00am to 5.00pm



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF PERAK

PERAK STATE MUSEUM


The Taiping Museum, the oldest in the country is a fascinating place to visit with its various artifacts and exhibits. The museum was started in 1883 at the suggestion of Sir Hugh Low, the British Resident of Perak, who initially alloted two rooms in a government building for the exhibits.

The present building itself is 100 years old, with a library and several galleries to house the following exhibits: History of Larut and Matang Traditional costumes of Perak and Perak Royalty, Natural history, animals, birds, insects, Local fruits and herbs, Culture, Aborigines and Ceramics

Address :
Jalan Taming Sari, 34000 Taiping,
Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Tel : 05-8072057 Fax : 05-8063643
Open : Daily 09:00 to 17:00 hrs.
Closed Fri. 12:15 to 14:45 hrs.
Admission: Free


PERAK ROYAL MUSEUM

The museum building was a former temporary palace built in 1926. Previously known as Istana Kenangan, Istana Tepas and Istana Lembah, the Perak Royal Museum is an amazing achievement in architecture. It was built without any architechtural plans and without using a single nail. It is situated near the Istana Iskandariah, the Sultan of Perak's official residence.
On display are chronological history of the state of Perak and its Sultanate.

Address :
Istana Lama Bukit Chandan, 33000 Kuala Kangsar,
Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Tel : 05-7765500 Fax : 05-7765500.
Open: Daily 0900 to 1700 hrs.
Closed: Thurs. from 1245 hrs., Fri. and public holidays.
Admission: Free


GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Established in 1957, the Geological Museum in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Ipoh, houses a collection of over 600 samples of minerals, classified according to chemical content and structure. The museum is well known for its exhibits of tin ore, including the best specimen of cassiterite in the world. There is also an impressive collection of fossils, precious stones and rock specimens.

Address :
Geological Survey Laboratory,
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : 05-557644/557685

Open: Daily 0800 to 1600 hrs.
Closed Mon. - Thurs. 1230 to 1400, Fri. 1200 to 1445, Sat. from 1230, Sun. and public holidays.
Admission: Free


DARUL RIDZWAN MUSEUM

Among the interesting artifacts on show are the history and development of Ipoh and the mining and forestry industry of Perak. Built more than a hundred years ago, the building has a colourful history. Among others it has been home to the Malay Chieftains of Kinta and the British rulers.

Address :
Muzium Darul Ridzwan,
Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : 05-2531437 Fax : 05-2531437
Open: Daily 0900 to 1700 hrs (half-day Thursday).
Closed on Friday.
Admission: Free

KOMPLEKS SEJARAH KOTA NGAH IBRAHIM

Address :
Kompleks Ngah Ibrahim, Matang,
34750 Taiping Perak
Tel: 05-847 7970 Fax: 05-847 7757
Open Daily 8.00 am - 4.30 pm


LENGGONG ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM

Address :
Kota Tampan, 33400 Lenggong,
Perak Darul Ridzwan.
Tel : 05-7772570 Fax : 05-7772570
Open : Daily 9.00am to 5.00pm


PASIR SALAK HISTORICAL COMPLEX

Address : Kampung Gajah, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel : 05-6311462 Fax : 05-6313246
Open : Daily 9.30am to 5.00pm except Aidilfitri



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF PENANG

PENANG MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY


Natural history and ethnographical objects with some paintings by local and international artists. Rich in Straits Born Chinese heritage.

Address :
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang,
Tingkat 2, Dewan Sri Pinang, lebuh Light,
10200 Pulau Pinang
Tel : 04-261 3144, Fax: 04-261 3144
Open: Daily 0900 to 1700 hrs.
Closed Fri. 1215 to 1445 hrs. Sun. and public holidays.
Admission: Free


MUSEUM AND GALLERY USM

Ethnographical objects, a science corner and paintings. Temporary exhibitions at interval.

Address :
Muzium dan Galeri Seni, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 Minden, Pulau Pinang.
Tel : 04-657 7888, Fax: 04-656 3531
Open: Daily 1000 to 1700 hrs.
Closed Fri. 1215 to 1445 hrs. Sat. from 1300, Sun. and public holidays.
Admission: Free


FORESTRY MUSEUM

Information on Malaysian forestry, its industry, products and other forest related matters.

Address : Telok Bahang, 11050 Pulau Pinang.
Tel : 04-8852388
Open: Daily 0900 to 1700 hrs.
Closed Mon., Tue. To Sun. 1300 - 1400 hrs. Fri. 1200 - 1445 hrs.
Admission: Adult 0.50, children 0.20, group (more than 15 persons) 0.30.



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF KEDAH

KEDAH ROYAL MUSEUM

The museum building was a former palace built in 1736.
On display are royal artifacts and photographs.

Address : Medan Bandar, 05400 Alor Setar, Kedah.
Tel : 04-732 7937
Open: Daily 1000 to 1800 hrs. Fri. 0930 to 1200 and 1400 to 1800 hrs. Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free


KEDAH STATE MUSEUM


Archaeological, ethnographical and natural history artifacts.

Address : Lembaga Muzium Negeri Kedah, Lebuhraya Darulaman,
Bakar Bata, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah Darulaman.
Tel : 04-733 1162, Fax: 04-730 5100
Open: Daily 1000 to 1800 hrs. Fri. 0930 to 1200 hrs. 1400 to 1800 hrs.
Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free


ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The museum is situated at the foot of Bukit Batu Pahat Bujang Valley in the vicinity of a Hindu - Bhuddist site dated 4th to 14th century. Displays are artifacts from the archaeological excavations carried out in the area. Visitors can also visit the excavated sites.

Address : Lembah Bujang, 08400 Merbok, Kedah Darulaman.
Tel : 04-4572005 Fax : 04-4574635
Open : Daily 0930 to 1700 hrs.
Closed Fri. 1215 to 1445 hrs. Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free.


IBRAHIM HUSSEIN FOUNDATION MUSEUM

It took Dato Ibrahim Hussein 11 years of hard work and toil, and RM 5 million to manifest his dream of "the art museum within the enchanted forest in Langkawi." Only 13 trees were sacrificed to build his stark modernist sculpture rising out of the lovely grip of the pristine jungle of Gunung Machinchang. To date 25 international artists from 15 countries have pledged their support to the foundation, both in the form of contribution of work or expertise, often in exchange for Dato Ibrahim's own paintings.

Address :
Pasir Tengkorak, Jalan Datai,
07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah.
Tel : 04-959 4670
Open: 0900-1800 hrs daily
Admission: RM 12.00



PADI MUSEUM

Exhibits of different aspects of padi cultivation, pictures and paintings of padi planting through the ages, tools used and samples of padi plants from around the world, will be the features of the Padi Museum.

Address : Gunung Keriang, Kedah



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF PERLIS

PERLIS STATE MUSEUM


Archaeological, ethnographical and natural history artifacts.

Address :
Muzium Negeri Perlis, Jalan Raja Syed Sheikh,
Kangar, Perlis.
Tel : 04-9771366 Fax : 04-9769636
Open: Daily 0900 to 1700 hrs (half-day Thursday).
Closed on Friday.
Admission: Free


KOTA KAYANG MUSEUM


Address : Almarhum Kayang, 02000 Kuala Perlis, Perlis.
Tel : 04-9770027 Fax : 04-9782678
Open: Daily 0900 to 1700 hrs (half-day Thursday). Closed on Friday.
Admission: Free



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE IN THE STATE OF KELANTAN

KELANTAN STATE MUSEUM


Historical and cultural artifacts from the state of Kelantan.

Address :
Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Kelantan, Jalan Hospital
15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Tel : 09-748 2266, Fax: 09-747 3366
Open: Daily 1030 to 1745 hrs.
Closed Fri. 1200 to 1430. Wed.,
Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free



ROYAL MUSEUM


Istana Batu was designed and built in 1939 during the reign of Sultan Ismail I. It was used as a venue for royal weddings as well as to house royal guests. Today, it has been converted into the Royal Museum where regalia and palace items belonging to former Sultans are on display. These include silverware, bedroom items and furniture from the royal household. There is also a photographic exhibition on the life of the late Sultan of Kelantan.

Address :
Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Kelantan,
Jalan Hospital, 15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Tel : 09-7482266/09-748 7737 Fax : 09-7473366
Open: Opening hours : 8.30 am - 4.45 pm daily (except Fridays)
Admission: RM 2.00



WAR MUSEUM

On the morning of 8th. December 1941, the Japanese troops landed on the beaches at Kuala Pak Amat, Sabak. This was beginning of the Pacific War (1941-1945) and two months later South East Asia fell. The history of this 'Landing Assault' and the Japanese Occupation of Kelantan is now preserved in this Memorial which was used by the Japanese as the Headquaters of their Kempitai (Secret Police). Other items on display includes : Photographic collections of HRH Sultan Ismail Petra as the Colonel in Chief of the Malaysian Royal Artillery Regiment, The history of Kelantan-Thai relation before Independence, The British in Kelantan before and after war, The history of the Malaysia Police, Gallery on Malaysian Armed Force.
The building was built in 1912 by the Mercantile Bank. After the war is taken over by the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank.

Address :
Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Kelantan, Jalan Hospital
15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Tel : 09-748 2266, Fax: 09-747 3366
Open: Opening hours : 8.30 am - 4.45 pm daily (except Fridays)
Admission: Free



ISLAMIC MUSEUM KOTA BAHRU

Islamic Museum, Kota Bharu (Tel: +609-744 0102)




MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF TRENGGANU

TERENGGANU STATE MUSEUM


The Terengganu State Museum Complex consists of a Main Museum, a Maritime Museum, a Fisheries Museum, 4 traditional houses and botanic and herbs gardens. The Main Museum is built on 16 stilts, in accordance with the traditional architecture of Terengganu. Its 4 blocks are adjoined, to represent a big family. There are 11 galleries showcasing textiles, crafts, historical, royal, nature, art, petroleum, Islamic, new generation and contemporary arts. The museum was officially opened by the late Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah on April 20, 1996.
Bukit Losong where the museum is located has quite an interesting background.

Address :
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Terengganu, Bukit Losong
20566 Kuala Terengganu, Trengganu
Tel : 09-622 1444, Fax: 09-623 1209
Open : Daily 0900 to 1700 hrs.
Closed Fri. 1230 to 1430 hrs. Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free for children below 7 years old. Otherwise, RM 0.50 for children between 7 and 15 years old, RM 1 for children above 15 years,
RM 2 for adults and RM 5 for tourist.




MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF PAHANG

SULTAN ABU BAKAR MUSEUM


Ethnographical, archaeological, natural history and the Pahang royal heritage.

Address :
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pahang, Jalan Sultan Ahmad,
26600 Pekan, Pahang.
Tel : 09-422 1371, Fax: 03-422 1572
Open : daily except Mondays, from 9.30am to 5pm and on Fridays from 9.30am to 12.15pm and 2.45pm to 5pm, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.


SUNGAI LEMBING MUSEUM

Address :
Mukim Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai lembing, Kuantan, Pahang.
Tel : 09-5412378
Open : daily except Mondays, from 9.30am to 5pm and on Fridays from 9.30am to 12.15pm and 2.45pm to 5pm, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission : free.



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF JOHOR

ABU BAKAR ROYAL MUSEUM


The Museum is housed in a former palace with collections comprising of antiques and historical artifacts belonging to the Royalties of Johor.
Situated at the town centre, within walking distance.

Address :
Muzium Diraja Abu Bakar, Istana Besar Johor
80500 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Tel : 07-223 0222 Fax: 07-224 8476


FISHERMEN MUSEUM

Address :
Jalan Dato’ Haji Hassan Yunos, Bandar Penawar,
81900 Tanjung Balau, Johor.
Tel : 07-8223867 Fax: 07-8223869



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF MALACCA

MUSEUM CORPORATION OF MELAKA


Under the umbrella of the Museum Corporation of Melaka (Perzim) there are 16 museums and galleries. Each one of them are specialised depicting the diversely rich culture and history of this state.
As a matter of interest, the Museum Corporation has plans to set up another seven more museums in Melaka in addtion to the 14 already established.

Address :
Kompleks Warisan Melaka
Jalan Kota, 75000 Melaka
Tel: (606) 282 6526/281 1289/281 4872
Fax: (606) 282 6745
Email : perzim@perpustam.edu.my


The other museum under Museum Corporation of Melaka are as follows :
1. Museum Islam ( Islamic Museum )
2. Museum KD Sri Terengganu ( Museum KD Sri Terengganu )
3. Museum Adat Istiadat ( Adat Istiadat Museum )
4. Museum Belia ( Youth Museum )
5. Museum Budaya ( Cultural Museum )
6. Museum Kecantikan ( Beauty Museum )
7. Museum Layang Layang ( Kite Museum )
8. Museum Orang Asli ( Aborigines Museum )
9. Museum Pertanian ( Agricultural Museum )
10. Museum Rakyat ( People’s Museum )
11. Museum Samudra I ( Samudra I Museum )
12. Museum Samudra II ( Samudra II Museum )
13. Museum Sastera ( Literature Museum )
14. Museum Sejarah & Ethnografi ( History & Ethnography Museum )
15. Museum TLDM ( Maritime Museum )



PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE MEMORIAL

Address :
Memorial Pengisytiharan Kemerdekaan, Jalan Parameswara
Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka Bandaraya Bersejarah
Tel : 06-241231

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday - 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Monday - Closed except during school and public holidays
Admission: Free

The memorial traced the history of Malaysia from the early Malay Sultanate, foreign invasion until the declaration of independence of the nearby Padang Pahlawan on 31st August 1957.


MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM

Maritime Archaeology Museum is housed in Malacca's museum belt, heart of eco-tourism corridor of Malacca State, a 600 year old historical and cultural city, located at St. Paul Hill, next to our government PERZIM (state museum), a former premises of Malacca State Museum, where the Samudera Museum, Navy Museum, Malacca Sultanate Museum, Museum Rakyat etc. are located. Maritime Archaeology Museum (MAM) is a non-profit organization, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment of "material evidence of people and their environment". MAM's Board of Directors and Trustees consists of 18 professionals from all parts of the world.

Address :
MAM Information Center, No. 11B, Jalan Melaka Raya II,
Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Malacca State, Malaysia
Contact: maritime@tm.net.my
Tel : 606-284 7090, Fax: 606-281 3636 or 606-335 2100
Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday - 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Monday - Closed except during school and public holidays
Admission: Free


JASIN MUSEUM

Established to uncover the facts and the myths, behind the establishment of Jasin as one of the significant settlements of Malacca's territorial expansion. Exhibits range from historical and cultural artifacts. An account of Sultan Mahmud Shah's infatuation for Puteri Gunung Ledang is also included as the permanent exhibit at the museum. The subject should be awe-inspiring to romance novelists and lovers alike.

Address : Muzium Jasin, Jalan Cincin, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel : 06-5295837
Opening Hours: Open daily except on Monday.
Time : 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
Admission: Free


ALOR GAJAH MUSEUM


Exhibits will help visitors to journey into the past and to visualise the amazing stories behind the district of Alor Gajah. The district was the site where the Naning War was waged. There are also exhibits on the cultures of the Malay, Chinese and Indian.

Address :
Muzium Alor Gajah, Jalan Lendu,
Alor Gajah, 75000 Melaka,Malaysia
Tel : 06-5563875
Opening Hours: Open daily except Monday.
9.00 am to 6.00pm
Admission: Free


BABA NYONYA HERITAGE MUSEUM


Intermarriage between early Chinese settlers and local Malays resulted in the unique Baba-Nyonya culture. Within the walls of this heritage building, visitors can learn more about the culture. This is a private museum run by the Babas and Nyonyas of Malacca.

Address :
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, 45-7-50,
Jalan Tan Cheng Lock,
75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel : 06-2831273 Fax : 06-2831273
Opening Hours: Open daily except Public Holidays.
10.00 am to 12.00 pm, 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Admission: Free


MARITIME MUSEUM

Address :
Kompleks Muzium Maritim, Jalan Quay Site,
75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: 606-283 0926 Fax: 606-282 6745
Opening Hours: Open daily except Tuesday
Time : 9.00 am to 6.00pm
Admission : Free



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF NEGRI SEMBILAN

PALACE ROYAL MUSEUM SRI MENANTI


Negri Sembilan's rich traditions go back a long way. One of these has been manifested in the construction of the Sri Menanti Palace in Sri Menanti. Built at the turn of this century to replace an older palace which was burnt down, this uniquely constructed palace has now become a tourist attraction after it was turned into a Royal Museum in 1992.
The Sri Menanti Palace was the official residence of the royal family until 1931 when it was found to be inadequate for the growing functions of the state. Designed by two local craftsmen and carpenters, "Tukang Kahar" and "Tukang Taib", the wooden palace or "Istana Lama" (old palace), which was completed in about six years in 1908, was built without the aid of any nails or screws. The palace, which features 99 magnificent pillars to denote 99 warriors of various "Juak" or clans, is often the subject of study and research among students of architecture.

Address :
Lembaga Muzium Negeri Sembilan, Taman Seni Budaya,
Jalan Sungai Ujong, 70200 Seremban.
Tel : 06-763 1149, Fax: 06-761 5355
Open: Daily 0930 to 1800 hrs.
Closed Thur. From 1300, Fri. 1200 to 1450 hrs.
Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.
Admission: Free


LUKUT FORT MUSEUM

Address : Lot 730 Kota Lukut, 71010 Port Dickson,
Negri Sembilan.
Tel : 606-6512954
Open Daily 9.00 am to 5.00 pm



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF SABAH

STATE MUSEUM KOTA KINABALU


Ethnography, prehistory, natural history, zoology, archaeology, Islamic civilization, science and technology. Objects and contemporary crafts of various indigenous groups of Sabah. Traditional houses and ethno-botanical gardens.

Address :
Jabatan Muzium Sabah, Jalan Muzium,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Tel : 088-253199, 088-225033, Fax: 088-240230
Open: 0900 to 1700 hrs daily except Fridays and 1st May.
Admission:
Malaysian Visitors RM 2.00
Non-Malaysian Visitors RM 5.00
Students in Uniform Free
Disabled Citizens Free
Senior Citizens Free



MAT SALLEH MEMORIAL TAMBUNAN


Under the care of the Sabah Museum, the memorial at Tibabar has Mat Salleh's photograph, some of his weapons and paraphernalia related to his battles with the British.

Address :
Jabatan Muzium Sabah, Jalan Muzium
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel : 088-253199, 088-225033, Fax: 088-240230
Website : http://www.sabah.gov.my/mzm
Open: 0900 to 1700 hrs daily except Fridays and 1st May.
Admission: Free



AGNES KEITH RESIDENCE’S MUSEUM


Address : Jalan Istana, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

A two-storey house, the residence of author Agnes Keith and her husband, Harry, who was Conservator of Forest and Curator of North Borneo Museum during the time of the British. The house was destroyed in the Second World War but was rebuilt by the couple in 1948. Keith wrote three internationally-acclaimed books on Sabah while living in the rebuilt house. Her first book was about life in North Borneo in the 1930s and was called Land Below The Wind. The title was supposedly inspired by the constant breeze around her home. The Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation is using the title as a tag line in its promotional efforts with the hope of capitalising on the market drawn by the book. Keith's second book, Three Came Home, was made into a film. White Man Returns was her third book.
Renovation and restoration work on the deteriorating building which has a floor area of 8,500 sq ft is estimated to cost about RM1 million.



MUSEUMS FOUND IN THE STATE OF SARAWAK

STATE MUSEUM OF SARAWAK

Ethnographical, archaeological, natural history, local history and archival materials.

Address : Muzium Negeri Sarawak, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg,
93566 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel : 6082-244 4232, Fax: 6082-244 6680
The museum web site is a http://www.museum.sarawak.gov.my/main.htm
Open: Mon. to Sun. 0900 to 1800 hrs.
Admission: Free


POLICE MUSEUM

Police weapons, paraphernalias, lock ups, gambling equipments and weapons confiscated from gangsters.

Address :
Pejabat Komander, Briged Pasukan Polis Hutan,
Peti Surat 1564, 93732 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel : 6082-440811/9 ext. 225.
Open: Daily 1000 to 1800 hrs. Closed on Mon. and public holidays.
Admission: Free


BARAM DISTRICT MUSEUM

Artifacts from the past as well as photographs taken by Charles Hose himself. Among many photographs are salt processing by the Kelabits, other forts in Sarawak such as Lio Matu Fort at Long Akah; the Kelabits megaliths as well as portraits of the tribes back in the 1900s.

Address : Baram District (Fort Hose) Museum, Marudi, Sarawak.
Open: Daily 1000 to 1800 hrs. Closed on Mon. and public holidays.
Admission: Free



SIBU MUSEUM

It has a rich collection of ceramics and cultural exhibits depicting the various races such as the Orang Ulus, the lbans, the Melanaus, Malays and the Chinese. There's also a replica of an Iban longhouse that offers visitors a "feel" of a real longhouse complete with human skulls that were collector's items during the head-hunting days of Sarawak's past.

Address :
Mr John Wong, Sibu Civic Centre Museum,
Sibu, Sarawak.
Tel : 6084-331315 Fax : 6084-316200
Open: Daily 1000 to 1800 hrs. Closed on Mon. and public holidays.
Admission: Free
Tucked away on the ground floor of the Sibu Dewan Suarah


NIAH ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM

Address : Jabatan Muzium, 98200, Niah, Sarawak.
Tel : 6085-737459 Fax : 6085-737918
Open Daily except on Monday and Public Holidays.
Time : 8.00am to 5.00 pm



KAPIT MUSEUM

Address : Jalan Hospital, 96800 Kapit, Sarawak.
Tel : 6084-796002 Fax : 6084-796003
Open Daily except on Sunday and Public Holidays.
Time : 9.00am to 4.00 pm


BAU MUSEUM

Address : Lot 121, Jalan Lee Khoi Chun, 94000, Bau, Sarawak.
Tel : 6082-763433 Fax : 6082-762310
Open Daily except on Sunday and Public Holidays.
Time : 8.00am to 5.00 pm


CAT MUSEUM SARAWAK

Address : Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang, Petrajaya,
93050 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel : 6082-446688 Fax : 6082-441269
Open Daily except Public Holidays.
Time : 9.00am to 5.00 pm


TIMBER MUSEUM

Address :
Wisma Sumber Alam, Petrajaya,
P.O.Box 194, 93702, Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel : 6082-443477 Fax : 6082-442691
Open Daily except on Sunday and Public Holidays.
Monday to Thursday ( 8.30 am – 4.00 pm )
Friday ( 8.30 am to 4.30 pm)
Saturday ( 8.30 am to 12.30pm)


OTHER INTERESTING PLACES
Other Places of Interest related to Arts & culture.

National Archives of Malaysia - Arkib Negara Malaysia
Website : http://arkib.gov.my

Muzium Islam Melaka
Website : http://www.perzim.gov.my/bm/islammsm.asp

Muzium Adat-Istiadat Malacca
Website : http://www.perzim.gov.my/bm/custommsm.asp


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