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it is located along the road leading into ipoh from kuala kangsar. there is nothing much inside... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
jeff1955malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Much improvements to be done

No disrespect but I see a lot of potential for this museum. It hurts me to see the state it is at... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2016
MikeChu89
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

it is located along the road leading into ipoh from kuala kangsar. there is nothing much inside except about some tin mining and some old stuff. it has lost its glory. free entrance.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The building architecture & design are interesting. However, nothing much contents inside it. Only open the ground floor for visitors. It only takes 10 minutes to take a round

Thank leecK9330OU
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Dural Ridzuan Museum is located at Ipoh and this museum has been already been renovated to a modern new design. It is a free entry and it has a historic value. The building is of unique well maintained colonial architecture and is also worth a second look. The building itself a small cozy wooden bungalow which a residence of a high rank in the Colonial Regime. This has been converted into a museum. It later used to house a government department before conversion to its current use as a museum.
This museum site is a colonial structure mansion built by tin miner Foo Choong Kit in 1926. In 1950 it was sold to the Perak State Government to house the Department of Works. Then, it was in 1992 that this building finally become a museum. The displays showed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) of Lenggong Valley archaeological artefacts, history of tin mining (the lifeblood of Perak in the late 19th and early 20th century) and forestry in Perak
An hour or two will just be nice to savour the goldem days of Perak state and Ipoh cityThis is a great place to learn about the history of Perak and all the different cultures that meet here.
All exhibits have English explanations which was great. It is better to visit in the afternoon heat as you will be indoors and enjoy the air-conditioning in it.
There is hardly any signage pointing to this although the can be recognized it by the building itself which is in the middle of a large parking lot.
We learnt about the early history of Perak and main characters of the administration and prominent local leaders. We also learnt more about the 1.83 million years old stone-age axe and the skeleton of 'Perak Man' dated back about 10,000 years ago.
There are also tin mining equipment displayed outside of the building, vehicles and equipment used in those days ( for Tin mining, Fire extinguishing ), artifacts weapons and machinery of the army then, as well as an underground air shelter built against air raid during the World War II.
The ground floor portrays the grand history of Perak, being the first colonialised and developed state in Malaysia and all, while the upper floor show the state's natural history.

The visit is very educational. If you wish to come to Sri Lanka, I (top 10 contributor) can help you if you inform me through the message box, found in the pop up, got by clicking my profile photo or “Level 6 Contributor” displayed with this review.

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Very disappointing.....poor exhibits, and nothing in English. Not worth the walk there in my opinion....

Thank travelling2day
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Museum? Or art gallery? They only had a display of some art pieces when I visit this time. Time wasting and not worth a visit.

Nice architecture but nothing to offer. A disappointment.

Thank Hoong L
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Apart from the ground floor which is being used to showcase provincial political issues and history, the museum has been shut down. Not sure what has happened to the artefacts it once contained. A taxi driver thought they might have been relocated to the Perak Museum in Taiping. Worth a visit to see the building but the current exhibit wouldn't mean anything to someone without a detailed knowledge of Perak political history.

Thank kenmoore686
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

No disrespect but I see a lot of potential for this museum. It hurts me to see the state it is at today and I can only think of a million ways to improve the premise and it's historic values.

Thank MikeChu89
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

Located at Ipoh, this museum already been renovated to modern new design. Surely, its good place to spend your time and take a picture. Nevertheless, short 15 minutes already enough for you to see all the exhibition.

Thank NurMuhamad
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

When we were in Ipoh, the ground floor of the museum was beng used for a temporary exhibition of amateur paintings and as a venue to hand out start numbers for an athletic event. Top floor was a mess.

Thank Hansje
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

The museum is on upgrading per March 2015, with almost no signage. However, the building alone is worth to visit, especially for architecture geek.

Thank bastianhidayat
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