Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

1. Muzium Adat, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan

Housed within this Custom Museum in Kuala Klawang, Jelebu are four galleries: namely Introduction to Customs Gallery, Life cycle Gallery, Intellectual Tradition / Government and Authority Gallery, and lastly, the Adat Perpatih Gallery (customs of Negeri Sembilan).

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

2. Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

3. the welcome sign is reflected on the floor, depicting a pool of water, whereby in a typical Malay home, guests are expected to wash their feet before entering the house

Displaying some 258 items comprising cultural artefacts relating to the customs of various ethnic groups, these exhibits are categorised according to their functions.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

4. golden betel leaves receptacle used to welcome important guests into the home

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

5. batu batikam and batu baling legendary stones

Stepping into the museum, visitors are first made to wash their feet via the light reflected on the floor that looks like a puddle of water. This is the normal practice in a traditional Malay household.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

6. Chinese tea set

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

7. a model of a typical Negeri Sembilan house

Once inside, they are taken on a journey of various customs and traditions, such as weddings, circumcision, baby’s first hair cut, death, music, the appointment of leaders and government paraphernalia.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

8. traditional costumes

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

9. wedding ceremony

Visitors also get to view extensive collections of items based on the individual identities of different ethnicity found in Malaysia.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

10. baby divining ceremony

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

11. circumcision

Other major attractions are the throne of Malaysia’s first Yang di-Pertuan Agong, a replica of legendary stones Batikam and Baling, the Royal Long Keris, Royal Short Keris and royal headgear.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

12. Kadazandusun high priestess

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

13. going out to the sea

With the objective to conduct research, gather, display and disseminate knowledge related to heritage and traditions of all communities in Malaysia, it took 3.5 years to collect these exhibits for this Federal museum from 2006, and it continues to be a work in progress.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

14. traditional healing

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

15. royal orchestra

Custom Museum was officially opened to the public on February 2, 2008.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

16. wayang kulit

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

17. The Inscribed Stone

With its iconic blue head dress, Muzium Adat is easy to spot. Expect a minor traffic jam in this area every Sunday until noon because of the morning market.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

18. kerjan (installation)

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

19. royal seal

The idea for this Custom Museum was inspired from the then Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim, whose hometown is Jelebu.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

20. The Throne

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

21. native court

This is a bilingual museum and guided tours can be arranged upon request.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

22. model of a boat (Lancang Kuning)

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

23. perahu jalur

Admission to the museum is free-of-charge.

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

24. going out to the fields

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

25. tools for rice farming

Visiting hours:
9am – 5pm daily (closed on the first day of Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha)

Custom Museum (Muzium Adat)
Add: 196, Jalan Dato’ Umbi, 71600 Kuala Klawang, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan.
Tel: +606-6136586 / 88
Web: www.jmm.gov.my/ms/museum/muzium-adat

Muzium Adat Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

26. Datuk Lembaga Jelebu

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