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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

National Museum, Malaysia

National Museum, Malaysia

National Museum, Malaysia

The National Museum, Malaysia, provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture. The museum’s collection serves as a repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

The museum houses four main galleries allotted to ethnology and natural history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing cultural events like weddings, festivals and costumes; to traditional weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics, and flora and fauna.

Highlights of the National Museum, Malaysia

    • Avalokiteshvara of Bidor – 8th-9th-century bronze
    • Istana Satu
    • Bajau headgear
    • Buddha of Ipoh
    • Buddha-Gupta stone
    • Coins
    • Headdresses of the rulers of Malay states
    • Jalong statue
    • Lalandau hat
    • Traditional carts from the 1900s

National Museum, Malaysia

  • Museum:                             National Museum, Malaysia
  • Malay:                                 Muzium Negara
  • City:                                     Kuala Lumpur
  • Country:                              Malaysia
  • Established:                        1963
  • Location:                             Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Tour of Asia’s Museums

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“No matter how big the whale is, a tiny harpoon can kill him.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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Photo Credits: 1) Gryffindor [Public domain]

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