Perak Museum in Taiping – First Museum In Malaysia

Perak Museum
elephant skeleton

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.

Perak Museum
animal skeletons

Perak Museum
marine life

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.

Perak Museum
Yu Bodoh (Grey Bamboo Shark)

Perak Museum
Malay wedding

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’.

Perak Museum
celebrating Hari Raya

Perak Museum
other cultures of Malaysia

Admission fee:
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
metal craftsmanship

Perak Museum
early history of earthenware

Perak Museum (Muzium Perak)
Add: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, 34000 Perak.
Tel: +605-807 2057
Fax: +605-806 3643

Perak Museum
abode and transportation

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With love

2 thoughts on “Perak Museum in Taiping – First Museum In Malaysia

  1. Hi Henry!

    You are right. Photography is normally prohibited, but I went with a group with special permission. 😛

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