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Muzium Perak Museum in Taiping Malaysia

Muzium Perak (or Perak Museum) is a must visit destination in Taiping and an oldest museum in Malaysia. Click here for more information

Muzium Perak Museum Taiping Malaysia Must Visit Summary

  • Attraction: Muzium Perak Museum Taiping Malaysia Must Visit
  • Location: Perak, Malaysia
  • Attraction Type: Historical Building in Malaysia

Muzium Perak A Must Visit Destination in Taiping Malaysia from Official

Perak Museum – The Background

This museum is the oldest museum in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located in the town of Taiping, about 85 km from Ipoh, the capital of Perak. It is also near the Taiping Jail and about 3 km from town. Most of the museum’s earlier collections are ethnological and anthropological items. Geological, botanical and enthamobological collections make up additonal specimens.

To date, the total of accumulated collections is 8,474 , consisting of 5,074 cultural collections, 523 nature collections and 2,877 miscellaneous collections, including archaeological items. The Perak Museum is rich in ethnological, historical, archaeological and ethamobological collections.

Some of them are classified as rare collections over a hundred years old such as animal species like the “benturong” and “pulasan”, skeletons and scores of animal skeletons and smoked clay which are either extinct or extremely hard to find. Most of these collections and artifacts are displayed in the museum’s four main galleries housed in an almost 120-year old building.

It was built in 1883 and maintains an ancient British architectural concept of the Art Dico kind.

Collections and Galleries in Perak Museum

The Nature Gallery exhibits all kinds of animal, bird, fish, snail and herberium species, all of which are housed in unique exhibition cases aged over a hundred years old. They are also placed in various kinds of dioramas which records a British-style presentation method while retaining a wild habitat environment that is both interesting and full of great ecstatic elements.

The Cultural Gallery displays collections and artifacts from various types of handiworks, handicrafts and weavings of the Malaysian people, especially from Perak, such as a unique weaving made by the Sultan of Perak’s mother. Weavings of the “tudung saji” (food cover), “tikar pandan dan mengkuang” (pandan and mengkuang mats) as well as baskets reflect the artistic finesse in these handiworks.

They are also unique, fascinating and full of ecstatic values that are increasingly hard to find this decade. The Clay and Indigenous People Gallery is an abundant source of collections and artifacts. Perak is one of the states which is home to a lot of indigenous people from the Proto Malay, Senoi and Negrito tribes.

The Indigenous People Gallery in this museum is a window to displaying the great handiwoking skills of the aforementioned tribes. Of note is their astonishing display of creating clothes from wood pulp, their traditional musical instruments as well as their great sculptures and crafting arts such as mannequins and masks, adaptated countless times in medical and magickal ceremonies.

Clay works displayed by the museum are traditional industrial products such as “labu”, “geluk”, “belanga”, “pasu bucung”, “buyung”, “kukusan” and “perasapan” all of which are well over 100 years old. The museum also organizes moving exhibitions, especially to schools around the Taiping township and nearby towns, usually upon request by schools who are interested.

Among presented topics are Glorious Taiping and The Perak Sultanage.

Perak Museum Visiting Hours

Opens Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Closed on Monday, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha.

Perak Museum Entrance Fees

  • Tickets are priced at RM2.00 for adults. It can be purchased at the ticket counter.
  • Free admission for children below 12 years old and children in school uniforms.


By bus Board city bus from Taiping Bus Terminal By taxi Board taxi from Taiping Bus Terminal For service, call +605 808 1691 or +6019 569 6182. Fare is RM5.00

Perak Museum Nearby Accomodations

  1. Hotel Seri Malaysia – Tel: +605 806 9502 Fax: +605 806 9495
  2. Hotel Panorama – Tel: +605 808 4111 Fax: +605 808 4120

Perak Museum Nearby Attractions

Visitor statistics throughout the year 2000 was 613,456 people consisting of 554,477 domestic visitors, 55,601 students and 3,378 foreign visitors.

Other Facilities

Muslim prayer room, public washroom and library. Guided tour is available upon request.

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About Perak Museum

The Perak Museum (Malay: Muzium Perak) is a public museum located at the junction of Jalan Muzium (Museum Road) and Jalan Taming Sari (Main Road) in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. It is the oldest museum in Malaysia and highlights the history of the state.

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Customer Reviews about Muzium Perak Museum Taiping Malaysia Must Visit

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Muzium Perak in Taiping Must Visit Malaysia

This museum is pleasingly expansive and includes an interesting number of displays about all sorts of things

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Muzium Perak in Taiping Must Visit Malaysia

2016-6-26 霹靂博物館Perak Museum:座落在太平市博物館路,在太平監獄的對面,原本是太平市最早的錫礦開採地點,建於1883年。這座馬來西亞最古老的博物館,展示了動物學、史前、經濟及人神學上的相關資料。它擁有很珍貴的考古上的寶藏,如古代武器、原住民的各類器具及裝飾物品等。這些皆顯示了霹靂州豐富的歷史遺產。


博物館的外觀是一棟英式紅瓦白牆的建築,外頭矗立著一尊英人將領 R.S.F. Walker雕像,曾協助調停華工紛爭,對治理太平有功。館外陳列品還包括1969年澳洲政府贈送的戰鬥機,首輛太平火車廂,來自英國萊斯頓一位工程師設計的工程車,曾於1920-40年代,在拉律礦場操作鐵船的挖掘器。英國駐霹靂首任參政司J.W.W. Birch 被殺的紀念碑等物。


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Contact Muzium Perak Museum Taiping Malaysia Must Visit

Perak Museum,
Jalan Taming Sari,
34000 Taiping, Perak
Tel : 05-807 2057