10 Unique Museums in Malaysia You Must Visit!

Our beloved country Malaysia is well-known for its rich and diverse culture. This, in turn, means we have plenty of stories to tell and many customs and cultures to...

Our beloved country Malaysia is well-known for its rich and diverse culture. This, in turn, means we have plenty of stories to tell and many customs and cultures to display.

From up north in Perlis to all the way in Sabah, there is plenty to discover about our country. Throughout these various locations are multiple museums which celebrate these stories. Surprisingly, even many locals are not aware of these museums. With the school holidays and year-end celebrations on the horizon, it would be a good time to pay a visit to at least few of them.

So let’s take a look at 10 such unique museums in Malaysia that you should visit!

1.Ghost Museum, George Town

October is the month of Halloween and you might feel a spooky atmosphere during this period. If you want to learn more about ghosts and ghouls from around the world then the Ghost Museum in Penang is the place to be. There are themed ghost stories featuring mannequins here and also costumes for visitors to wear. Admission fee is RM18 for local adults and RM8 for children.

WHERE: 57, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

WHEN: Daily 10 am to 7 pm

2.Wonderfood Museum, George Town

Malaysia is recognised as a global food destination and Penang is known to have the best food in the country. It is little wonder though that Penang would play host to a museum which celebrates food! Here at the Wonderfood Museum you can find large replicas of Malaysian dishes with plenty of fun information.

WHERE: 49, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

WHEN: Daily 9 am to 6 pm

3.Toy Museum, Penang

Staying in Penang, we now go to the largest toy museum in the world. With an area spanning 1,000 square meters, it features a whopping 110,000 toys, dolls, and collectable items. Entry fee is RM15 for adults and RM10 for children.

WHERE: 1370, MK2, 11050 Pulau Pinang

WHEN: Daily 9 am to 6 pm

4.Yasmin Ahmad Museum, Ipoh

The late Yasmin Ahmad’s commercials and films touched many of our hearts. A special resource centre will act as a “museum” dedicated to the immensely talented director. Located at Kong Heng in Ipoh, content at the location is refreshed every six to 12 months.

WHERE: 88-91, Old Block Apartments, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh.

WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.

5.Chocolate Museum, Petaling Jaya

Offering free entry, The Chocolate Museum in Kota Damansara offers four unique experiences: interactive education, chocolate-making workshops, enjoyable shopping, and exploration of the world of chocolate. Over 100 brands of chocolate will also be made available for purchase at the best prices.

WHERE: Jalan Teknologi 3/5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya.

WHEN: Daily 10 am to 5 pm

6.Telekom Museum, Kuala Lumpur

With smartphones and gadgets being ubiquitous in our lives, this truly has become a digital generation. Today’s youth will have no idea how telephones and telecommunications were back in the day. The Telekom Museum here in the city will surely be an eye-opener for them.

WHERE: Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

WHEN: Daily 9 am to 5 pm

7.Bank Negara Museum, Kuala Lumpur

Also known as Sasana Kijang, The Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery is an informal venue for learning about the importance of economics, Islamic banking and financial planning. Even children would love the place, thanks to the many games organised for the public to enjoy and learn more about finance.

WHERE: Sasana Kijang, 2 Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

WHEN: Daily 10 am to 6 pm

8.National Automobile Museum, Selangor

With talks of the newly-elected Malaysian government planning to build a new national car company, why not take a look at the history of our automobile history? The National Automobile Museum is strategically located at the Welcome Centre of the International Sepang Circuit, which until recently, played host to F1 races.

WHERE: Litar Antarabangsa Sepang, Jalan Pekeliling, 64000 Sepang, Selangor

WHEN: Daily 9 am to 6 pm

9.Museum of Enduring Beauty, Melaka

The Museum of Enduring Beauty aims to create awareness of the different viewpoints held by different cultures and periods of time on what constitutes ‘beauty’. There are exhibits from the very early periods in human history right up to the modern era here.

WHERE: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka

WHEN: Daily 9am to 5pm

10.Cat Museum, Kuching

With roughly 4,000 collections of all things cat, it’s hard for cat lovers to miss this adorably irresistible Cat Museum located in Kuching (which also means cat in Malay). Here, a huge range of cat-related souvenirs, arts, photos, and exhibits can be found.

WHERE: Jalan Semariang, Bangunan DBKU, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

WHEN: Daily 9 am to 5 pm


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