Palong Tin Museum

Palong Tin Museum

Palong Tin Museum, located just next to the tin mine palong along Kinta River, opposite Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites in Ipoh, is owned and managed by Morubina Sdn. Bhd., the proprietors of the hotel. It is a mini museum and the set up is modest.

Palong Tin Museum

exhibit

Palong Tin Museum

lobby of the museum

Even though there aren’t many exhibits yet, as it is a work-in-progress, a visit to Palong Tin Museum is still an educational outing, where visitors could read about tin mining history in Malaysia, tin mining in Kinta Valley, mining methods in Malaysia, including tin dredging, opencast tin mining and underground mining. Also, modern tin mining technologies currently adopted by mining companies around the world.

Palong Tin Museum

the making of Kinta Valley

Palong Tin Museum

the history of tin mining in Malaysia

This February and March, visitors can watch a short film entitled “Time for Tin” nightly, at the basement of this Palong Tin Museum. Showtimes are at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. Seats are limited.

Palong Tin Museum

mining methods in Malaysia

Palong Tin Museum

tin ore

The main attraction of Palong Tin Museum, however, is the operational palong, though I have no idea what time of the day it is operated.

Palong Tin Museum

exhibit

Palong Tin Museum

monthly records of work done by tin mine workers

Admission to Palong Tin Museum is RM2 per person, free-of-charge for children below 4 years of age. There will be a RM2 rebate at the neighbouring Häagen-Dazs and White Coffee outlets, therefore, admission is essentially free.

Palong Tin Museum

a family of visitors checks out the exhibits

Palong Tin Museum

basic apparatus of a dulang washer

For more information on Palong Tin Museum, refer to its Facebook page HERE or call the MARCOM department of Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites at +605-2458888.

Palong Tin Museum

tin mining towns in Perak

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