Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery
4.5
Art GalleriesSpeciality MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery (“BNM MAG”) offers a multifaceted range of themes through its six permanent galleries: Children’s Gallery, the Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery, Economic Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Numismatics Gallery and Art Gallery. These galleries delve into the Malaysian economy, the Bank’s role in the nation’s economic development and financial landscape since pre-independence to the present-day. Reinforcing the Bank’s role as the leader of national numismatic and supporter of arts heritage, the Museum also showcases numismatic treasures that are as old as history as well as its dynamic collection of Malaysian and ASEAN artworks. Dedicated to providing visitors with a meaningful engagement with the public, BNM MAG elevates visitor experience through innovative temporary exhibitions, special programmes and outreach activities that strengthen and enrich the community from all walks of life.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mas Sabran
    3 contributions
    Enjoyable
    I had a wonderful experience visiting Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, which is also known as Sasana Kijang. Its Numismatics Gallery offers plentiful information on the evolution of currency system used from the Zaman Kesultanan Melayu Melaka till today's modern era. It's suitable for educational and leisure purpose and it's strongly recommended that parents bring their children to this museum.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 July 2023
  • FlameXD
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6 contributions
    Fun Trip! 🎉
    There are a lot of historical paintings, banknotes and some old books. My favorite part is the big "TV". You can just lie down on the "couch" and watch the history of the Islam Bank. You can't take your bag or purse, you can only take your phone or your wallet. Or, you can put all your things into the locker. But it will cost a little bit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Prinsenhof
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg181 contributions
    Money costs money but the museum is free
    A very nice museum (unfortunately the gallery was closed for repairs or so) but the remaining floors offered a good insight into the development of the Malaysian central bank, it’s role and responsibilities, etc. Also a good overview of the development of coins and noted throughout the last few hundred years. All in all, interesting exhibition with everything displayed in BM and English so good for tourists as well. Some nice interactive areas and activities so also younger kids would be entertained for a while. Parking is RM 5 but the museum itself is free (you need to put a deposit of RM 10 for putting any bags you have in a locker).
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
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Pau_J_492
Cambridge, UK5 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Excellent museum. Only looked around the financial part of the museum. Excellent layout spoilt by lots of groups of schoolchildren running around unsupervised whilst their teachers sat downstairs checking their phones. The museum staff need to do better to make the experience more enjoyable for all.
Written 1 February 2024
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SG_Stuff
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The museum is run by the national bank so as expected the exhibits were of a financial and economic nature. About 50% of the galleries were closed at the time of visit so we did not see any art - just some basic exhibits about trading history and currency. Lots are aimed at school/kid level and indeed we arrived just as a busload of rowdy ones arrived! Allow an hour.
Written 30 January 2024
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127Fred
London, UK595 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Place: hard to access,but nice building
Art gallery: modern art with a theme ('storytelling'), we regret that the labelling of the pictures is insufficient
Coins and banknotes galleries: the bank shied away from explaining what is money, why and what for, etc. Instead, the displays are quite superficious and aimed at children: a few coins, a few banknotes are shown, and silence is kept on the challenges of money, such as what is the work of a central bank, money as accounts without physical support, what is inflation, etc.
Written 18 December 2023
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GrandTour11218586457
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Business
Already 1year also same, no change. Very Bad bad bad for the customer service, call for 1 week, call on morning , afternoon also nobody answers😡😡😡, even email also no reply for one week. Because group visit need to make appointment, otherwise also don't want to booking date 😡😡😡😡
Written 23 October 2023
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Prinsenhof
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg181 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
A very nice museum (unfortunately the gallery was closed for repairs or so) but the remaining floors offered a good insight into the development of the Malaysian central bank, it’s role and responsibilities, etc. Also a good overview of the development of coins and noted throughout the last few hundred years. All in all, interesting exhibition with everything displayed in BM and English so good for tourists as well. Some nice interactive areas and activities so also younger kids would be entertained for a while. Parking is RM 5 but the museum itself is free (you need to put a deposit of RM 10 for putting any bags you have in a locker).
Written 15 August 2023
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Mas Sabran
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
I had a wonderful experience visiting Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, which is also known as Sasana Kijang. Its Numismatics Gallery offers plentiful information on the evolution of currency system used from the Zaman Kesultanan Melayu Melaka till today's modern era. It's suitable for educational and leisure purpose and it's strongly recommended that parents bring their children to this museum.
Written 8 July 2023
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AIDANADIAH@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia127 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
When we talk about museum, mostly is about history and arts. This trendy Bank Negara Museum showcase the history of finance-how Bank Negara made money, the versions of classic money and also got some art paintings by famous artist at the upper floor.
Written 2 June 2020
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Peter of Perth Hills
Perth, Australia3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Quite informative, an enlightening view of Malaysian history from an economic angle. No entry fee (10MYR deposit required for cloak service), and a rather pleasant cafe attached for good light lunches. However, we snuck in on 8 March, the day before an indefinite closure due to COVID-19 (although works are also being undertaken at the same time).
Written 11 March 2020
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ITomm
Edithvale, Australia75 contributions
Jan 2020
We are not Muslims so we didn't quite know what to expect - but we were soon astounded by the history, the artefacts, the architecture and the mosaical patterns that belong to no other race/religion . The world of Islam stands by itself - it is VERY different from the European Western character we were used to - Islamic art, writings, clothing, rugs, ceremonial weapons, pottery and silverware has an ambience all of its own. There is an entrance fee. The building is air-conditioned, there is a restaurant and there are three floors in a huge complex. Nearby is the National Mosque of Malaysia.
Written 1 March 2020
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Lulu
10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I would say it is more like a museum of banking and currency than art gallery as there are only 30 paintings at most but all are great paintings. Well furnished, many seats for resting and can take your time to enjoy the art. Free admission,lockers provided for bags. 10mins walk from lrt/mrt station:Bandaraya.
Written 21 February 2020
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