The National Museum, a striking building characteristic of traditional Malay architecture stands proud in the heart of Kuala Lumpur as a repository for the country’s rich historical heritage. After its recent upgrade in 2008, the Museum has become a more interesting and interactive venue for visitors, taking them on an exploration of Malaysia’s history beginning from the prehistory period to Malaysia today.
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Open daily 9am - 6pm (except holidays)
On Mondays to Saturdays at 10 am a well-trained Museum Volunteer can take you on a one hour free guided tour around the museum. This way, you are sure not to miss out on any of the ins and outs of the artifacts and the added anecdotes will make Malaysia's history come to live even more. There are tours in English every day. Tours in Malay and Mandarin are available on Saturdays at 10 am and during Malaysian school holidays. Tours in other languages are also available, sometimes on request. Check the museum's website for the latest schedule.
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