The Royal Museum (Old Istana Negara)

The Royal Museum (Old Istana Negara)

The Royal Museum (Old Istana Negara)
3.5
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mohammed
United Kingdom3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Unfortunately the old Istana Negara the national museum is closed for renovations until 2025 but you can see it through the gates
Written 1 January 2024
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Raditya A
Jakarta, Indonesia484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Educational nice facility and parks. Well guarded also. Came here from indonesia i se lot of malayan culture similarity
Written 24 September 2023
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Peter A
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Very little to see, cannot walk around grounds. Toilet not open forget it. More staff than visitors, try the police museum, well worth a visit.
Written 12 March 2020
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Magdalena Cardozo
Harare, Zimbabwe52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
It's a beautiful place, clean, info and photos displayed throughout. Unfortunately, much is cordoned off and so you don't quite get the full view and effect, and taking photos inside is not permitted. They offer to take a photo of you at the entrance though. The ticket isn't expensive either, so it's still worth seeing. I had difficulty booking an uber due to peak time. One of the staff members (I think his name was Dodi), who was also at the entrance, made sure that I was ok and not left stranded, even though they had already closed. Please pass on my "Thank You" to him.
Written 7 March 2020
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Marion F
New York City, NY298 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
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 retro, most of the furnishings looked like they hadnt been changed since the 70/80s.
I thought it was weird that you couldnt take photos, since it is now a musuem but i would recommend a visit.
WARNING the only way in and out is by car, be prepared to take a cab or tour group if you want to go
Written 29 September 2019
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RafiqueMultan
Multan, Pakistan97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
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 others i had visited. The rooms and furniture inside was not elegant.

There was no literature at the ticket office or in the museum about the historical background of this old palace. None of the on duty staff could give us any clue about this palace. There were many photographs of Kings with visitors on display.
Out of curiosity, i went through the web and found out some reliable information about this old palace. The place was originally built by a Chinese tycoon,in 1928 who later flee to China during Japanese occupation. After Malaysian independence, Govt: purchased this building and converter it in to Royal palace for new King in 1957.
This palace was abondoned (as new palace was built for King) and converter in to Royal Museum in probably 2013.
Written 11 August 2019
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Wei F
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
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 plus.

it is not the kind of grand place u imagine, furnitures are a bit old, but it's big, and very true to life. you get to see in front of you the royal family's living places almost untouch, very original, very true to life.

oh, right, if you see one review saying it's just empty rooms, which i have seen before i go, that's simply not true. almost all furnitures are still there.
Written 25 June 2019
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Edzhar R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
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 video about the historical stuff about the palace. The balairong is under construction, it was a bummer because its closed for maintenance. The barricades should be put at least further inside rather just in front of the door or room at least u don't have to peek to see everything inside. Anyway, you should try once at least to see it, and no photos allowed inside the museum.
Written 20 January 2019
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friendly_unicorn
Asia222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
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 Kings Malaysia had since independence. When i was there, the balairong seri (primary audience hall) was closed for maintenance so cannot really comment on that.
Written 12 January 2019
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NLB
Union Territory of Pondicherry, India375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
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 of the king and a separate one for the Queen. The children's rooms are shabby and left us disappointed.
Written 7 January 2019
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