Taiping is a heritage town that boasts a lot of ‘firsts’. It has the first museum in the country, built in 1883. The idea came from Sir Hugh Low, British Resident of Perak.
My previous visit to Perak Museum was ages ago and I have been long due for an update. The museum now has four galleries; temporary gallery where items exhibited are rotated regularly, natural gallery, cultural gallery and earthenware-cum-aboriginal gallery.
A visit to any museum is usually a hit-and-miss experience because not everyone enjoys it, but I think that we should make an effort to check it out, to learn about the ‘Old World’.
Adults (with MyKad) – RM2
Secondary school children without school uniform – RM2
Children (with MyKid) – free
Senior citizens or Disabled – RM1
Members of International Council of Museums (ICOM) – free
Children (6 – 12 years old) – RM2
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm
closed on the first day of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha
Perak Museum (Muzium Perak)
Add: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, 34000 Perak.
Tel: +605-807 2057
Fax: +605-806 3643
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