The National Museum is the driver of museum
activities in Malaysia and has been instrumental in the restoration and
preservation of the nation’s heritage. Its construction, which represents the
national identity, was the climax in the history of the establishment of the
earlier museums such as the Taiping Museum, Perak (1883), Sarawak Museum
(1888), and Selangor Museum (1889).
Erected on the site of the Selangor Museum, which was destroyed during the Second World War in March 1945, the idea for its construction was triggered in 1957 after the country’s Independence and it was officially announced in 1959. Inspired by the background of national identity, its architectural design was endorsed by the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, enabling it to become a reality in 1961.
Standing proud, it was then officially opened by Malaysia’s Third Yang di-Pertuan Agong on August 1963, six years after the country’s independence.
Muzium Negara is unlike any other as it not only houses the history of Malaysia, it also sheds light into the history of the many cultures and traditions that make Malaysia truly unique.
A family friendly attraction, Muzium Negara is a must visit site for tourist and citizens alike.
Adult Malaysian Citizen
Elderly and Disabled Person
Children Under 12 years old (Malaysian Citizen)
Secondary School Student wearing Uniform (Malaysian Citizen)
Secondary School Student not wearing Uniform (Malaysian Citizen)
International Council of Museums (ICOM) Members
Children aged 6-12 years (Foreigner)
Children below 6 years old (Foreigner)
How to get to Muzium Negara
Board the RapidKL bus No.115 (KL City Shuttle RM2 per day) at Central KL. KL Hop-in Hop-Off bus service is also available. For KL Hop-in Hop-Off bus, Muzium Negara is located at bus stop no 12.
By KTM Commuter and Rapid Kelana Jaya Line (Previously known as Putra LRT)
Get off at KL Sentral station, then walk a distance of 0.5 km to Muzium Negara. Pedestrian path is available from KL Sentral to Muzium Negara. Follow the signboards.
There is ample parking space available at the Muzium Negara. The parking rate is RM3.00 for cars and RM1.00 for motorcycles.
Enjoy a snack or a meal at the cafeteria available. Food and beverages are not allowed in the museum.
An elevator for wheelchair users are available at the Muzium Negara. Wheelchairs are also available upon request. Please contact Visitor Services Counter at (03) 2267 1000 for further information.
Photography and video recording is permitted in the galleries for private purposes only, using hand-held equipment . For commercial and reproduction purposes, please obtain a written permission from the Director General, Department of Museums Malaysia.
Located at the ground floor near the exit of Muzium Negara.You can find a collection of unusual and unexpected gifts that educate, entertain, aesthetically stimulating, and encourages awareness of the rich artistic heritage contained within the Museum.You can also find gadgets and clever devices, as well as books, compact discs and special publications. Each object has artistic and historical significance.
What Else Is Nearby
There are plenty to see. Malaysia's beautiful Lake Garden located not too far from the Muzium Negara. Visitors can also visit the Tugu Negara (the National Monument) or experience the bird watching at the nearby Bird Park.
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