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Muzium Negara (National Museum)
Kuala Lumpur


NATIONAL MUSEUM (1963)

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Address
Ketua Pengarah
Jaabatan Muzium dan Antikuiti Malaysia
Jalan Damansara,
50566 Kuala Lumpur

Open: 0900 to 1800 hrs. daily. Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji.

TELEPHONE03-2282 6255, Fax: 03-2282 7294

Admission: Adults RM 1.00, School children in uniform FREE

Distance from city centre: 1.5 km

How to get there:

TRANSPORTBus or Taxi.

COLLECTION/DISPLAY:

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.

Thematic exhibitions are held at intervals to promote an awareness of the country's rich cultural and historical heritage. This article elaborates on the DG's plans.

Services:
Guided tours (by appointment),
Mobile exhibitions throughout the country,
Loan of objects,
Research facilities.

Web site at http://www.museum.gov.my/


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Updated: 16 Aug 2001