Malaysia is indeed a melting pot of different cultures. If you happen to visit its capital city, Kuala Lumpur, do take time in visiting the following museums in order to have a glimpse of the culture, customs, and way of life of Malaysians. Below are 4 of the many museums that I was able to visit during my short but sweet trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

1. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MALAYSIA

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MALAYSIA
Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, Tasik Perdana, 50566 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Sunday, 9AM-6PM
+60 3-2267 1111

2. ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM MALAYSIA

ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM MALAYSIA
Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Sunday, 9:30AM-6PM
+60 3-2092 7070
https://www.instagram.com/islamicartsmuseummalaysia/

3. NATIONAL TEXTILE MUSEUM

Museums in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: National Textile Museum
Museums in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: National Textile Museum
Museums in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: National Textile Museum
Museums in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: National Textile Museum

Located beside the Sultan Abdul Samad Building across the Merdeka Square, it was inaugurated in 2010 and the building previously housed several government offices before it was turned into a museum. Entrance to the museum is free of charge.

NATIONAL TEXTILE MUSEUM
26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Sunday, 9AM-6PM
https://www.facebook.com/muziumtekstilnegara/

4. BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Sasana Kijang, 2, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Sunday, 10AM-6PM
+60 3-9179 2784
https://www.facebook.com/BNM.MAG/

6. MUZIUM TELEKOM

MUZIUM TELEKOM
Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 9966
https://www.facebook.com/muziumtelekom/

7. ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE MUSEUM

ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE MUSEUM
Jalan Lapangan Terbang Sungai Besi, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50634 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Thursday, 9AM-5PM
Saturday-Sunday, 930AM-5PM
+60 3-2117 1202
https://www.facebook.com/RMAF-Museum-352455388180236/

8. TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA MEMORIAL

TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PUTRA MEMORIAL
Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM
+60 3-2694 7277

9. P. RAMLEE MEMORIAL HOUSE

P. RAMLEE MEMORIAL HOUSE
22, Jalan Dedap, Taman P Ramlee, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM-5PM
+60 3-4023 1131

10. TUNKU ABDUL RAZAK MEMORIAL

TUN ABDUL RAZAK MEMORIAL
Malaysia, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday- Sunday, 10AM-5:30PM
+60 3-2693 7141

11. BADAN WARISAN MALAYSIA

BADAN WARISAN MALAYSIA
2, Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM
+60 3-2144 9273
https://www.facebook.com/heritagemalaysia/

12. MEMORIAL TUN HUSSEIN ONN

MEMORIAL TUN HUSSEIN ON
Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM
+60 3-2072 7870

13. PETROSAINS, THE DISCOVERY CENTRE

PETROSAINS, THE DISCOVERY CENTRE
Petronas Twin Tower, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday-Friday, 9:30AM-5:30PM
Saturday, 9:30AM-6:30PM
Sunday, 9:30AM-7PM
+60 3-2331 8181
https://www.facebook.com/petrosains/

14. MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS KUALA LUMPUR

MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS KUALA LUMPUR
Level 1, Ansa Hotel Kuala Lumpur, ( Between Fahrenheit 88 and Lot 10 Mall, 101, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Sunday, 10AM-10PM
+60 3-2110 2654
https://www.facebook.com/moi.kualalumpur/

15. MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART

MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART
Jalan Ilmu, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM

16. BIOMEDICAL MUSEUM

BIOMEDICAL MUSEUM
Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, 50588, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
+60 3-2616 2755

17. JADE MUSEUM

JADE MUSEUM
No, 26, Jalan Delima, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Sunday, 9:30AM-5PM
+60 3-2142 9648

22. MEMORIAL NEGARAWAN

MEMORIAL NEGARAWAN
Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM
+60 3-2604 0559

23. NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE

NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE
Persiaran Bukit Kiara Bukit Damansara, Bukit Kiara, 50662 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sunday-Thursday, 9AM-5PM
+60 3-2089 3400
https://www.facebook.com/PusatSainsNegara/

24. ILLUSION 3D ART MUSEUM

ILLUSION 3D ART MUSEUM
Lot 4.01-4.03, Second Floor Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Sunday, 10AM-8PM
+60 3-2022 1613

25. LOST IN CHINATOWN (5D GLOWING CULTURAL CENTER)

LOST IN CHINATOWN
22, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday-Sunday, 10AM-10PM
+60 12-208 1182
https://www.facebook.com/lostinchinatown/

26. MALAYSIA CARTOON AND COMIC HOUSE

MALAYSIA CARTOON AND COMIC HOUSE
jalan cenderawasih tasik perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM
Saturday-Sunday, 9:30AM-6:30PM
+60 12-380 8552

28. ETHNOLOGY OF THE MALAY WORLD MUSEUM

ETHNOLOGY OF THE MALAY WORLD MUSEUM
The Office of Malay World Gallery, Department of Mesuem Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, Malaysia
+60 3-2267 1000

30. NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF MALAYSIA

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF MALAYSIA
Kompleks Kerajaan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-6209 0600

While there are a lot of other museums to visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, these four museums are the ones that history, art, and history buffs should consider visiting first. In my next trip to Kuala Lumpur, I will make sure to add more to this list.

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