Sunday, January 3, 2010


Muzium Negara (Malay for National Museum) is a museum located on Jalan Damansara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a palatial structure built in the style of Rumah Gadang, an aspect of Minangkabau architecture. Muzium Negara is situated in close proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens and the museum provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture. Muzium Negara's facade comprises elements of traditional Malay and modern style. Muzium Negara was opened on 31 August 1963, is a repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

Muzium Negara is a three storied structure of 109.7 meters long and 15.1 meters wide and 37.6 meters at the central point. The museum houses four main galleries specialising in ethnology and natural history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing traditional cultural events like weddings, festivals and beautiful costumes; to the rich variety of weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, precious ceramics, and flora & fauna.

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