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Museum
“The National Museum (Malay: Muzium Negara) is a museum located on Jalan Damansara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum is situated in close proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens and it provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture. Its facade comprises elements of traditional Malay and modern features. It was opened on 31 August 1963,[1] and it serves as a repository of Malaysia's rich cultural and historical heritage. The National Museum is a three-storey structure 109.7 metres (359 ft 11 in) long and 15.1 metres (49 ft 6 in) wide, which is 37.6 metres (123 ft 4 in) high at the central point. The museum houses four main galleries allotted to ethnology and natural history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing cultural events like weddings, festivals and costumes; to traditional weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics, and flora and fauna.”
51 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Petrosains, also known as Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a Malaysian science and technology museum located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur within Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers. Petrosains was a brainchild of 4th Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and established on 25 March 1999.”
26 locals recommend
Museum
“The Islamic Arts Museum is excellent and very accessible for non-Muslims who speak either Malay or English.. The collections are well set out, including by nationality. I found the Malaysian section of particular interest, but there were also good sections on Chinese and Indian Muslims. The museum shop is full of quality items and well worth a visit. You can spent a good 2-3 hours here. It is then an easy 15 min walk to the Botanic Gardens afterwards.”
19 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visitor center taking guests through the history of Royal Selangor's pewter manufacturing.”
19 locals recommend
Museum
“City location where food , sightseeing , entertainment , shopping , touristic outlets are all available ”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“Best place to take a glimpse of malaysian rich history of multi racial culture, and ancient trading hub in South East Asia.”
7 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“KLPAC is probably the most active and vibrant arts hub in Malaysia with a wide range of events and activities going on all year round in its various studios and theatres. It is housed in an award winning building which is a fusion of a former railway workshop and a modern glass and steel extension. Its facilities include a cafe and a performing arts library. Opening Hours are 10:30am to 8:30pm on show days and until 6:30pm on non-show days.”
8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The PETRONAS Art Gallery, also known as Galeri PETRONAS, is an elegant art gallery located within Suria KLCC. This non-profit gallery has a robust art programme that ensures each visit is a unique experience, with over 1,000 works of art ranging from a wide variety of origins and styles.”
6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“National Visual Arts Gallery showcases a permanent collection of over 2,500 local and foreign works of art (including photography) by celebrated contemporary artists. Entrance is free Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 Address: 2, Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery aims to provide the public with an informal venue for learning about the importance of economics, Islamic banking and financial planning, along with the role that the Central Bank plays in nation building through prudent economic transformational policies. The Art Gallery showcases the Central Bank’s collection of Malaysian and Southeast Asian art acquired since 1962.”
7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Must visit. There is no better gallery in KL that features local artists. Each featured artist provides a unique perspective on Malaysian culture. Also interesting is the green design of the building”
5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Wei Ling Gallery is an art gallery located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the Brickfields area. The gallery was founded by Lim Wei-Ling in 2002 to actively encourage the works of Malaysian contemporary artists and Malaysian culture.”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“One would think that free entrance means shoddy exhibits - but here is not the case. The range of art collection is very impressive and there are also thematic exhibitions (check their website for details). For kids, there is a money tunnel that features actual Malaysian Ringgit collections dated from years ago until recent. Interactive displays enable the kids to have fun while learning (adults too!). If you're filling hungry, there's a cafe on the ground floor to fuel you up.”
1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“active in organizing art exhibitions which focuses on empowering the local art scenes”
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Jadi Batek is one of the largest batik galleries in Kuala Lumpur. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the batik making process, view works of art made from batik, shop for great souvenirs and fashion apparels, and even participate in a workshop where they may make their own batik master piece.”
4 locals recommend