#Throwback Travelogue : Perak Museum

When talk about muzium..how many muzium that you have been to? Have you been to Muzium Perak?

This museum is the oldest museum in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located in the town of Taiping, about 85 km from Ipoh, the capital of Perak. It is also near the Taiping Jail and about 3 km from town. Most of the museum’s earlier collections are ethnological and anthropological items.

Family potrait

Geological, botanical and enthamobological collections make up additonal specimens. To date, the total of accumulated collections is 8,474 , consisting of 5,074 cultural collections, 523 nature collections and 2,877 miscellaneous collections, including archaeological items. 

When you walked into the museum you will be great by the huge elephant skeleton... Is not everyday you can found this skeleton right?

The Perak Museum is rich in ethnological, historical, archaeological and ethamobological collections. Some of them are classified as rare collections over a hundred years old such as animal species like the "benturong" and "pulasan", skeletons and scores of animal skeletons and smoked clay which are either extinct or extremely hard to find. Most of these collections and artifacts are displayed in the museum’s four main galleries housed in an almost 120-year old building. It was built in 1883 and maintains an ancient British architectural concept of the Art Dico kind.

This building is so ancient right? My dad love to brought us in the museum to let us learn the history and discover things. So as a parent, I decided to do this with my kids when they grown up. This is a good way to make us learn and appreciate the heritage in our own country.

have you met Unsang?

the sexy owl

Collections and Galleries

The Nature Gallery exhibits all kinds of animal, bird, fish, snail and herberium species, all of which are housed in unique exhibition cases aged over a hundred years old. They are also placed in various kinds of dioramas which records a British-style presentation method while retaining a wild habitat environment that is both interesting and full of great ecstatic elements. 

The Cultural Gallery displays collections and artifacts from various types of handiworks, handicrafts and weavings of the Malaysian people, especially from Perak, such as a unique weaving made by the Sultan of Perak’s mother. Weavings of the "tudung saji" (food cover), "tikar pandan dan mengkuang" (pandan and mengkuang mats) as well as baskets reflect the artistic finesse in these handiworks. 

They are also unique, fascinating and full of ecstatic values that are increasingly hard to find this decade. The Clay and Indigenous People Gallery is an abundant source of collections and artifacts. Perak is one of the states which is home to a lot of indigenous people from the Proto Malay, Senoi and Negrito tribes.

Have you heard about them before?

learn about history of transportation

Kids nowadays will never know and will never bother about the history and the pass. The history is so unique and full of artistic when nowadays things are usually more simple and everything are rely to the technolgy. It actually makes people more lazy... Praise to the ancient people who are so creative in living their live. 

The Indigenous People

The Indigenous People Gallery in this museum is a window to displaying the great handiwoking skills of the aforementioned tribes. Of note is their astonishing display of creating clothes from wood pulp, their traditional musical instruments as well as their great sculptures and crafting arts such as mannequins and masks, adaptated countless times in medical and magickal ceremonies.

The Indigenous People, mask

Name it if you know!

learn history of clay making

8 months Zahra 

my sisters!

Clay works displayed by the museum are traditional industrial products such as "labu", "geluk", "belanga", "pasu bucung", "buyung", "kukusan" and "perasapan" all of which are well over 100 years old. The museum also organizes moving exhibitions, especially to schools around the Taiping township and nearby towns, usually upon request by schools who are interested. Among presented topics are Glorious Taiping and The Perak Sultanage.

In Perak Museum you will also get the chance to take a look the old train in Malaysia and also others old transportation. So many things can be discover with only RM2..hihihi...

Perak State Railway
Perak State Railway

Visiting Hours

Opens daily from 9.00 am - 6.00 pm. Closed only on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha.

Entrance Fees

• Tickets are priced at RM2.00 for adults. It can be purchased at the ticket counter.
• Free admission for children below 12 years old and children in school uniforms.


Muzium Perak,
Jalan Taming Sari, 34000 Taiping, Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Tel : 05-807 2057


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  1. cuti-cuti sekolah boleh la jalan-jalan ke muzium perak


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