Timothy Tye
Museums in Kuala Lumpur

There are quite a number of museums in Kuala Lumpur nowadays. Gone are the days when the only museum in town is the National Museum. Over the years, new museums have been established, both by the government as well as the private sector, for specialized subjects and fields. Often, items that were originally displayed at the National Museum were relocated to specialty museums.

On this page are the museums in Kuala Lumpur that I have been able to describe. I will add to this list from time to time.

Map of Museums in Kuala Lumpur

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery

GPS: 3.15794, 101.691
The Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery offers insight into the history of money in this country.


Institute of Medical Research Museum

GPS: 3.16837, 101.7
The Institute of Medical Research Museum, also called the Biomedical Museum, offers exhibits related to the medical profession.

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

GPS: 3.14172, 101.68982
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, celebrates Islamic Arts from various countries and through different periods of history.

Muzium Diraja (Old Istana Negara)

Muzium Diraja (Old Istana Negara)

GPS: 3.13182, 101.69907
The Royal Museum, formerly the National Palace, offers insights into the monarchy of Malaysia.


Muzium Negara

GPS: 3.13798, 101.6867
The National Museum is the main museum in Kuala Lumpur. It used to hold most of the nation's keepsakes, but some of these have since been segregated into individual museums.

Muzium Telekom, Kuala Lumpur

Muzium Telekom

GPS: 3.14906, 101.69919
The Telecom Museum tells the history of telecommunications in the country.


Music Museum

GPS: 3.14712, 101.69362
The Music Museum offers the history of music and those related to the music industry in the country.

Pustaka Peringatan P. Ramlee

Pustaka Peringatan P. Ramlee

GPS: 3.19494, 101.7081
The P. Ramblee Memorial Museum showcases memorabilia associated with the legendary entertainer.


Textile Museum

GPS: 3.14671, 101.69409
The Textile Museum displays various forms of traditional textiles as found in different states of Malaysia.


List of Museums in Malaysia

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