Famous Museums in Johor Bahru

The museums in Johor Bahru give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Johor Bahru with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Johor Bahru. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Johor Bahru.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Johor Bahru.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Johor Bahru:

  1. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Museum, Historical Site

    Located downtown, the Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is a quaint place of worship. Although there are no records to confirm when exactly the temple was built, an old plaque on the temple wall states that the temple was functional even in the year 1870. There are 3 prayer halls in the temple, all beautifully designed. A major attraction within the temple is the huge bronze bell. You will also fi...Read more
  2. Chinese Heritage Museum

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    Chinese Heritage Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    The Chinese Heritage Museum tells the history of the Chinese community in Johor Bahru. Museum’s collection includes documents, photos, old coins, porcelain, musical instruments and other artefacts. Spread across 4 storeys, the ground floor houses historical documents while the second and third floors showcase artefacts used by Chinese immigrants in the 1800s and 1900s. The 4th floor is de...Read more
  3. Istana Besar

    Museum, Palace, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    The Istana Besar AKA the Grand Place is the royal residence of the King of Johor. Having Anglo- Malay architecture, the palace houses the Royal Abu Bakar Museum. On display are royal heirloom, rare artefacts and records of the history of the state's royal family.
  4. Kota Tinggi Museum

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    Kota Tinggi Museum


    Opened in 2002, Kota Tinggi Museum is a museum about the history of Johor Sultanate. Housed in a two-storied building, Kota Tinggi Museum carries exhibits that will best reflect the evolution of Johor Bahru. Some of the exhibits include centuries-old pottery, ancient musical instruments, rare artifacts, and large canvas paintings. Apart from the incredible history on offer, Kota Tinggi Museum a...Read more