Museums Malaysia

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Islamic Arts Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia was officially opened on December 12, 1998. The museum is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist belt amidst the lush greenery and within walking distance to the National Mosque, Birds Park and National Planetarium.

Pusat Sains Negara
Pusat Sains Negara or National Science Centre is a science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Perched atop a hill on 8 hectares of landscaped grounds at Bukit Kiara on the northwestern fringes of the city, the centre was officially opened on 29 November 1996 by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. The main aim of the science centre is to promote greater understanding and interest in science and technology. The building resembles a truncated cone capped with a geodesic dome. Among the themes featured in the exhibition galleries are an environmental odyssey, pathways to discovery, future world and thinking machines.

National History Museum
The National History Museum or Muzium Sejarah Nasional is the second national museum in Malaysia after Muzium Negara (National Museum). It is located opposite Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur.

National Museum
The National Museum is the Malaysian national museum, which is located outside Perdana Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a palatial structure built in the style of Minangkabau architecture. Located atop a hill on Jalan Travers, it provides an interesting introduction to the history and culture of Malaysia.

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum
The Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum' is a museum located in Malacca, Malaysia. The building is a modern reconstruction of the palace of the sultans of Malacca. It showcases the history of the region.

Sarawak State Museum
The Sarawak State Museum is the oldest museum in Borneo. It was established in 1888 and opened in 1891 in a purpose-built building in Kuching, Sarawak. Sponsored by Charles Brooke, the second White Rajah of Sarawak, the establishment of the museum was strongly encouraged by Alfred Russel Wallace.

Penang Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum and Art Gallery, Penang is a museum located in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. As early as 1940, a museum had existed in Penang, located at St. Xavier's Institution. This modest museum was destroyed during the Second World War. In 1956, under the encouragement of a Mr. Bingham, the nucleus of a new museum took shape at a residence in Northam Road (Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah). When the building was demolished, the available collections of artifacts and archives were scattered.

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is a museum in Malacca, Malaysia. It showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese-Malays called Baba-Nyonya in Malacca.

Sabah Museum
The Sabah Museum is the only museum in Sabah and is the State's showcase of its rich cultural heritage and exhibits Sabah's history, culture, civilization. The Sabah Museum is the most prestigious museum in Sabah and is the State's showcase of its rich cultural heritage and exhibits Sabah's history, culture, social and natural history in one place.


Sarawak Islamic Museum
The Islamic Museum was declared open by the Right Honorable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, the Chief Minister of Sarawak on the 22nd May 1992. Initially built as a school, it was known as James Brooke Malay College.

Chinese History Museum
This Chinese History Museum was officially opened by the Assistant Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, YB. Alfred Yap Chin Loi on the 23rd October 1993. The building itself is historic and was built in 1912. It was used as a court by the Chinese community from 1912 to 1921.

Niah Archaeology Museum
Niah Archaeology Museum is situated close to the archaeology sites of the Niah Cave, in Miri Division. This Museum exhibits the pre-historical artefacts and culture of the area.

Petroleum Museum
Petroleum Museum is located at Bukit Tenaga (previously known as Bukit Kanada). Being the first oil well in Sarawak, the Grand Old Lady was build in 1910. With the support from Petronas and Shell Malaysia, an ‘Earth Breaking Ceremony’ was formally done by YB Tan Sri Dr. George Chan on 25 April 2003.

Biomedical Museum
The Biomedical museum has two exhibition galleries. In the historical section, there are posters displaying the history of IMR with its achievements and research write-ups. There are also displays of photographs of past researchers and their research activities. In this gallery too, there is a collection of antique laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, scales or balances and other small equipment.

Museum of Asian Art
Officially opened in 1980, the Museum of Asian Art is home to over 2,000 pieces of ceramics from Malaysia, Thailand, Khmer, Vietnam, China, Japan, India and Iran. The three-storey building situated between the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Administration, the Museum is renowned for housing the largest collection of kendi (water vessels) in the world, as well as stone carvings and Islamic art collections from other Asian countries.

Textile and Costume Museum
The proposed Textile and Costume Museum is to be sited at The Pavillion in Kuching City. Its architecture is a mixture of the English Renaissance and English Colonial. It is rectangular in design, three stories high with a flat concrete roof.

Money Museum
In the early days, people exchanged goods by 'bartering' for what they needed. Under this arrangement, goods were exchanged for goods. But this is not always convenient. The carpenter must look for a person who can provide him with the right mix of foodstuffs in exchange for the table, which he will make for him. The indivisibility of large items posed a real problem.

Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum
The Royal Malaysian Air Force has a short history; and the RMAF Museum even shorter. From a one aircraft airforce in 1958 and a crew of 14 men, the RMAF has grown to a force it is today, with MiG-29s, F-18s and SU-30s. We hope these pages will give you a fair understanding of Malaysia's military aviation heritage. But there's nothing like seeing, touching and feeling the history unfolding before you, so do make a visit to the Museum when you can afford the time. Entrance is free.

Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah USM
Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah USM is amongst the earliest of its kind to be established in a local university. It combines both the sciences and arts under one roof. The conceptual premise of the Muzium & Galeri Tuanku USM is the emphasis on the promotion of a balanced symbiosis between heritage, modern and contemporary art, history of science and technology and the challenges of securing a sustainable development for the future

Gedung Raja Abdullah
The malay term "Gedung" means "Warehouse" and that was what this tin museum used to be. The 150-year old building, located in Klang, is a testament to the town's long trading history and was once used to store tin and other trade products. Built in 1857, it later housed British government offices. Two decades after that, it was converted into a museum. In the present day, Gedung Raja Abdullah houses a tim museum, a place full of history and memories. There are various exhibits in the museum that depict the history of Selangor’s tin mining industry.

Royal Malaysian Police Museum
The Royal Malaysian Police Museum is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It showcases the history of the Royal Malaysian Police. This museum already aged 41 year since it established in the year 1958 in a building in Police Training Centre (Pulapol) Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur. Then, the wood building loading three main parts viz police force history, emergency and career PDRM.

Petronas Gallery
The Petronas Gallery is a modern-art gallery sponsored by Petronas and located in the Suria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gallery was established in 1993 to provide young, aspiring Malay painters and artists a platform to show their work to the public.

Orang Asli Museum
The Orang Asli Museum is a museum in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia that showcases the history and tradition of the indigenous Orang Asli people.

National Art Gallery of Malaysia
The National Art Gallery of Malaysia was established on August 28, 1958, by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia. The gallery is also a statutory body and an agency under the Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Tourism of Malaysia.

Maybank Numismatic Museum
The Maybank Numismatic Museum is a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that is run and owned by the Maybank. It holds the largest coin and money collection in Malaysia. The museum is housed in the Maybank Tower, Kuala Lumpur at Jalan Tun Perak.

P. Ramlee House
The P. Ramlee House is a museum situated along Jalan P. Ramlee (formerly Caunterhall Road) in Penang, Malaysia. The building is a restored wooden house that commemorates the late P. Ramlee, Malaysia's foremost singer, actor, composer, and director.

Perak State Museum
The Perak State Museum' is a museum located in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. It is the oldest museum in Malaysia and highlights the history of the state.

Kota Ngah Ibrahim
Kota Ngah Ibrahim or Ngah Ibrahim's Fort is a fort of historical value in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. The fort was built in the 1870s as the residence of Ngah Ibrahim. After the murder of J.W.W. Birch on 1 November 1875, the fort became a court for the trial of Birch's murder. Dato Maharaja Lela, Dato' Sagor, Sepuntum and Pandak Indut were found guilty and were sentenced to death by hanging at the court. Ngah Ibrahim, Sultan Abdullah and other statesmen were exiled to Seychelles. Ngah Ibrahim died in 1887 in Singapore and was buried at the Masjid Al-Junied cemetery.

Muzium Sultan Alam Shah
Muzium Sultan Alam Shah is the state museum of the Malaysian state of Selangor. It is situated in the state capital, Shah Alam. This museum was opened in 1989 by the late Sultan of Selangor Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

Tun Ghafar Baba Museum
The Tun Ghafar Baba Museum is a museum which commemorates the life of former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Ghafar Baba. It was erected in 2006 after Tun Ghafar Baba's death. The museum is located in a double-storey wooden house in Peringgit, Melaka, which used to be Ghafar Baba's residence when he was the Chief Minister of Melaka.