No. 9. Visit Museums (educational)
There are two very informative and educational museums in Ipoh. I know many locals do not bother visiting them, which I feel is a pity.
A) Geological Museum (by Minerals and Geoscience Department of Malaysia)
This Geological Museum in Ipoh was first established way back in 1957. It is a centre for education and learning geology and geoscience. The exhibition area is divided into seven zones, where visitors could learn about….
Zone A: the history of the museum and department, the history of Earth and its geological structures.
Zone B: dinosaurs, fossils and rocks.
Zone C: minerals, crystals and gemstones
Zone D: uses of minerals
Zone E: mining activities
Zone F: mineral exploration and marine geology activities
Zone G: geological hazards, quarry and mines, hydrogeology, geology and nation building, mineral resources, geoheritage, JMG products, research and development and laboratory services
Add: Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 35.888′ E 101 7.217′
Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 12.30pm / 2pm – 5pm
Friday: 8.30am – 12noon / 3pm – 5pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
B) Darul Ridzuan Museum
This museum, which opened its doors to public in 1992, is located along Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab. On 2nd May, 2012, the Archeological Department of University Sains Malaysia, Penang, handed over a special gallery on prehistoric Perak, to the State Government. This gallery is named “Perak In The World” (Perak Di Persada Dunia).
For more information on Darul Ridzuan Museum, click HERE.
Darul Ridzuan Museum (Muzium Darul Ridzuan)
Add: No. 2020, Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 36.280′ E 101 4.655′
Tel: 05-547 3885 / 3984
Fax: 05-253 1437
Daily from 9.30am – 5pm
Closed on Fridays between 12noon – 2.45pm
Admission: Free (unless there are special exhibitions hosted here)
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