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The Royal Museum (Old Istana Negara): Tours & Tickets

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Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur 50460, Malaysia
+60 3-2272 1896
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited during the exhibit on the current king and queen and so along with seeing the pictures and old furnishings of the monoarchs of the past 50 years i also saw memorablia and the coronation of the current ones. It was interesting and very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Marion F
Reviewed 11 August 2019

I recently visited this pkace. The admission ticket for adult Malaysian national was 5MR and for foreigner it was 10 MR. The palace stands on the top of hill overlooking city and gardens in front. The palace itself was not that impressive compared with many...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank RafiqueMultan
Reviewed 25 June 2019

we've seen some bad reviews saying this place is run down, nothing to expect, no furniture and has water leak. but we've thoroughly enjoyed the peak into royal life. it is surprising that there are not many people even on a weekend, which is another...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Wei F
Reviewed 21 January 2019

Guess what? Although I live in Kuala Lumpur, this is my first time enter to the former palace. I guess, it need a little bit of a upgrade, especially when there's a torn wallpaper in certain room. The room theater should at least play a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Edzhar R
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

The grounds are well maintained, and the palace has a very colonial feel to it. However, certain parts of the palace need major restoration: leaking ceilings, ageing wallpapers, etc. What i enjoyed was looking at the pictures that adorned the walls; that depicted all the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank friendly_unicorn
Reviewed 7 January 2019

When we visited the old palace that is a museum now little did we know the King would resign? The palace is surrounded by well-maintained gardens, but the palace is not palatial...:). There is hardly any furniture or wall art until one sees the bathroom...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

I like to visit palaces and castles. This former palace is run down. It’s shocking that this was the royal residence of the monarch of Malaysia. It actually doesn’t represent him, his family, and Malaysia in the best light. The ceiling was leaking in a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leo263
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

As part of our city guided tour we visited this museum its very historical of the past and culture a must to visit to learn of the culture and traditions

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank perry986
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Oh what a gem! You can take some wonderful pictures from outside. Inside sadly no photography. We have to take our shoes off. Do look out for the Kings Bathroom all in stunning real marble, the gigantic bedroom with gracious mosaic on the ceiling and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 429Happy
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Basically looking at rooms from the corridor , as we can’t walk in the room . Feels quite unsatisfying . The visit can be done in 30 min as there isn’t any much to learn , each room got a board with the name of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Denisa J
7 February 2019|
Response from Edzhar R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is in Bahasa and English.