Museums play a crucial role in preserving the heritage and culture of a place or people.
In Malaysia, there are numerous interesting museums. If you are looking to draw up an itinerary that is fun for everyone and one that also includes Malaysian art, culture and history, then add these places to your travel list:
The National Museum houses four main galleries allotted to ethnology and natural history. One of the attraction is an original-scale Terengganu timber palace known as Istana Satu, while the Orang Asli Crafts Museum nearby offers visitors a glimpse of the cultures of indigenous communities in Malaysia.
Borneo Cultures Museum
This is Malaysia’s largest museum complex and the second largest museum in Southeast Asia. There are over 1,000 artefacts that represent the rich history, culture and heritage of the diverse population and indigenous peoples of Sarawak, as well as those on the island of Borneo.
Islamic Arts Museum
This museum serves as an ambassador of Islamic Arts in Southeast Asia. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the museum is home to a vast collection of Islamic arts and artefacts, beautifully curated in 12 permanent galleries.
Photos sources: Museum’s websites