Top List of Museums in Kuala Lumpur

Are you fond of history? Or do you love taking a journey to the past? Here is a list of famous museums in Kuala Lumpur that let you know the historical stories of the city. Explore these popular museums of Kuala Lumpur to educate yourself! You can visit things to do in Kuala Lumpur page if you want to check all other attractions and activities.

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  1. Islamic Arts Museum

    #1 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Islamic Arts Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Address: JalanLembahPerdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 50480, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is Southeast Asia has largest gallery on Islamic Art. It may also be the most beautiful. The stunning building has a giant blue turquoise dome, is decorated inside with Islamic art, but otherwise...Read more

  2. Petrosains Discovery Centre

    #2 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Petrosains Discovery Centre

    Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Children Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Suria Klcc, Parkson Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    A museum on the sciences behind petroleum sounds dull. This is anything but; in fact, they call it one of Malaysia’s best museums. Superb interactive exhibits, such as journeying within an oil-d...Read more

  3. Istana Negara

    #3 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Istana Negara

    Tags: Museum, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Istana Negara 50500 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This former home of Malaysia’s Yang di-PertuanAgong (Supreme King) has now been converted into a Royal Museum. Most of the 11-hecatre grounds and the building itself are worth visiting, though y...Read more

  4. National Museum

    #4 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    National Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum

    Address: JalanDamansara, 50566 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This magnificent three storey building is the most important record of Malaysian history and culture in the country. It’s built to look like a RumahGadang (Gadang House), a style of Minagkabau a...Read more

  5. Bank Negara Malaysia Museum And Art Gallery

    #5 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Bank Negara Malaysia Museum And Art Gallery

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Sasana Kijang, 2, Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This attraction is far more impressive than it usually gets credits for. The main museum keeps a record of Malaysia’s numismatic heritage, and tells of the country’s economic history. What...Read more

  6. Royal Malaysia Police Museum

    #6 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Royal Malaysia Police Museum

    Tags: History Museum

    Address: 5 Jalan Perdana, Bukit Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Though small, this museum is a veritable treasure. It traces the history of law-keeping forces from Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial times to present day, as well as focusing on the crimes they ...Read more

  7. Old Railway Station

    #7 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Old Railway Station

    Tags: Architecture , Specialty Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: Bangunan Stesen Keretapi, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

    Before Sentral, this glass and iron building, built in 1910, used to be railway hub of Kuala Lumpur. The beautiful building’s architecture is very unlike what you get around the rest of the city...Read more

  8. National Textile Museum

    #8 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    National Textile Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 50050, 26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Explore the development and historical fashions of Malaysian textiles from the prehistoric to current era. The museum is housed in a beautiful Mughal-Islamic building built in 1896. It’s two sto...Read more

  9. Craft Complex

    #9 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Craft Complex

    Tags: Art Museum, Exhibition , Workshop

    Address: Kompleks Budaya Kraf, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This museum was established with as much purpose to help support local artisans as to expose tourists to contemporary Malaysian craft. The are equal areas set aside of exhibitions and workshops, and a...Read more

  10. Asian Art Museum

    #10 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Asian Art Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: JalanIlmu, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The museum’s three exhibition spaces across three floors are dedicated to three main civilisations- the Indian, The Chinese and the Islamic. 6000 artefacts cover about 4000 years of history. Hig...Read more

  11. Muzium Telekom

    #11 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Muzium Telekom

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site

    Address: Jalan Raja Chulan 50200 Kuala Lumpur

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The beautiful colonial building in which this museum is housed was saved specifically because it was decided that the museum would be housed here. They’d have torn it down otherwise. Most of the...Read more

  12. Orang Asli Raft Museum

    #12 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
     Orang Asli Raft Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: KM 24, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    ‘Orang Asli’ means ‘aboriginal people’. The first people to settle these lands came 8000 years ago. There were three indigenous tribes – the Negrito, the Proto-Malay, and...Read more

  13. Biomedical Museum

    #13 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    Biomedical Museum

    Tags: Museum, Science Museum, History Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Jalan Masjid Hospital, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Most of this museums’ specimens are plants and small animals – squirrels, foxes, snakes. There are giant plaster models of some animals such as dust mites and chiggers. The most gruesome e...Read more

  14. National Museum Of Malaysia

    #14 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
    National Museum Of Malaysia

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, Tasik Perdana, 50566 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The National Museum provides the visitors with an overview of Malaysian history and culture. Located close to the Perdana Lake Gardens, this museum offers its visitors a peaceful environment that take...Read more

  15. Galeria Sri Perdana

    #15 of 19 Museums in Kuala Lumpur
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    Tags: Museum

    Address: Jalan Terengganu, Bukit Persekutuan, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The museum at Galeria Sri Perdana will give you enough insight into the lifestyle of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth prime minister of the county. There are plenty of artefacts restored at the mu...Read more

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