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National Museum Tours

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National Museum
Housed in a beautiful Minangkabau-style building in Kuala Lumpur, the National Museum (Muzium Negara) details Malaysia’s rich history and diverse cultural heritage. Spanning the prehistoric age to present day, four distinctive galleries exhibit fascinating artifacts such as Palaeolithic-era tools thought to be more than 200,000 years old. 

The Basics 
The National Museum provides a fantastic introduction to Malaysia’s history and is therefore a great way to kick-start your time in Kuala Lumpur (KL). Sightseeing tours nearly always feature the National Museum on the itinerary: Even if you don’t go inside, you’re still likely to stop to admire the museum’s exterior. Comprehensive KL tours typically combine the museum with stops at the Batu Caves, the Petronas Towers, and the National Mosque (Masjid Negara). 

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • The museum appeals to history buffs and first-time visitors seeking an overview of Malaysia’s history. 
  • The National Museum is fully wheelchair-accessible. 
  • There is a small admission fee to enter the museum, which typically takes travelers 45 minutes to enjoy. Children ages 6 and under enter for free.
  • Within walking distance of the museum, the Perdana Botanical Gardens provide a relaxing break from the bustle of the city.  

How to Get There 
The museum is accessible by the RapidKL bus 115 and is stop number 12 on Kuala Lumpur hop-on hop-off buses—a sightseeing option that combines the freedom of independent travel with the convenience of a tour. Parking is available for a small charge. In order to skip the hassle of using public transport in an unfamiliar city, most travelers opt to visit the museum as part of a city tour. 

When to Get There 
The National Museum is open daily from 9am until 6pm. From Monday through Saturday at 10am, Malay volunteers offer free guided tours in English. 

Highlights of the National Museum 
Across the prehistoric, colonial, Malay, and modern-day galleries, museum must-sees include a seated bodhisattva (a person who has reached the Buddhist state of nirvana) thought to be 1,000 years old; a replica of the oldest intact human skeleton in Southeast Asia; an ancient burial pole from Borneo; and a steam locomotive used during Malaysia’s colonial period. 
Address: Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Varies
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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

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Experience the unique blend of modern, historic, secular, and religious sights found in Kuala Lumpur during this half-day sightseeing tour. Explore iconic landmarks like the sky-high Petronas Towers, see the country’s National Mosque and explore the exquisite architecture of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, plus much more. Upgrade to explore the city on a private tour sith a private driver.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$13,00
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Private Guided Kuala Lumpur Day Trip With Skip-the-Line Petronas Twin Towers

Private Guided Kuala Lumpur Day Trip With Skip-the-Line Petronas Twin Towers

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Discover Kuala Lumpur with a personal guide on a full-day tour of the city’s top sites, from Petronas Twin Towers to the shrines at Batu Caves. Climb into cave temples with great views, soar to the Petronas Twin Towers’ observation deck, tour the National Museum and downtown sites, and more. Traveling through the city with a private driver makes this a convenient way to explore, with skip-the-line admission to the towers and round-trip transport from hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.
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  • 8 hours
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US$101,54
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US$101,54
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Cruise Excursion: Kuala Lumpur Full-day City Tour (17 Attractions)

Cruise Excursion: Kuala Lumpur Full-day City Tour (17 Attractions)

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Our English-speaking driver meet at the port arrival hall and proceed the tour. See all of the sites while in port on this Kuala Lumpur private shore excursion city sightseeing tour. This full-day experience offers travelers a unique look at the capital of Malaysia, including landmarks, history and culture. Marvel at the impressive statues that call the Batu Caves home, then visit and stop for photos at inner-city landmarks like the King’s Palace, the National Monument and the Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the convenience of private transport to place like the National Mosque, Petronas Twin Towers and King’s Palace. Learn about pewter artwork at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and enjoy a traditional lunch all as part of this incredible tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$64,62
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US$64,62
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Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge, KL Tower, and Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge, KL Tower, and Kuala Lumpur City Tour

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See Kuala Lumpur's biggest attractions on this half-day city tour that includes trips up the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur (aka KL Tower) for sky-high views. Other sights you'll see include the National Museum and historical buildings like the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Includes admission fees, transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off, and a choice between a morning or afternoon departure.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$123,08
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US$123,08
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KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

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See Kuala Lumpur's best sights and attractions with one pass that lets you visit each one at your own pace. This KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass allows you to get on the hop on, hop off bus for 24 or 48 hours, and ride it as it stops at some of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, such as Aquaria, Karyaneka, Chinatown, the dazzling Central Market, Little India, The National Museum, Bird Park and so much more. You get to choose where you want to stop and explore by simply hopping off the bus when you've reached your desired area. And then, after you're done exploring, just hop back onto the next bus that arrives and continue on your sightseeing journey. You can get a pass for one or two days of exploration, so you can make sure you choose a schedule that fits your needs best. It's one of the best ways to get around Kuala Lumpur to see the sights!
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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US$16,03
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US$16,03
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Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

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See the best of Kuala Lumpur on this morning or afternoon city highlights tour that showcases top landmarks, attractions, and sites. See where Old World meets New World as you follow your guide to the King's Palace and Merdeka Square. Make stops at the National Museum, National Mosque, and other key destinations. This tour includes round-trip hotel transportation and guarantees a good time!
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  • 3 hours
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US$13,34
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US$13,34
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Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour

Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour

Enjoy your half day Kuala Lumpur city tour with us, We cover more attractions than ever by the main city. Contrast the magnificent skyscrapers and upscale shopping malls with the colonial buildings and atmospheric street markets. • See Kuala Lumpur's top historical sites in just half a day • Stop at the Thean Hou temple,King’s Palace,Merdeka Square and many more! • Relax with round-trip transportation covered
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$10,39
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US$10,39
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Private Tour : Kuala Lumpur 2 Days of Wonders

Private Tour : Kuala Lumpur 2 Days of Wonders

2 Days in Kuala Lumpur? If your stopover in Malaysia consists of 48 hours in Kuala Lumpur, you'll have ample time to see most of the must-visit attractions in the city centre as well as plan a day trip to the outskirts of the city, where you can enjoy some of Malaysia’s mountainous view & nature. If you’re unsure of what to do and see in KL in 2 days, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the city’s landmarks and iconic architecture, as well as tranquil temples, high-altitude attraction and fireflies park situated on the outskirts of the city. All private & exclusive.
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  • 2 days
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US$385,90
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US$385,90
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Kuala Lumpur Private City Tour

Kuala Lumpur Private City Tour

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Enjoy all the highlights of Malaysia’s capital city on this private tour of Kuala Lumpur. Check out the National Museum, National Mosque, the Kuala Lumpur Railways Station, the King’s Palace and other important landmarks around the city. Your informative guide will offer insight and history as you take in the wonder of this unique destination where old meets new. Your tour concludes with a stop at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, where you’ll learn about the art of pewter smithing.
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  • 3 hours
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US$40,00
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Private Tour : Kuala lumpur city tour

Private Tour : Kuala lumpur city tour

*See eight top Kuala Lumpur attractions, * including Petronas Twin Towers *Learn about Malaysian history, culture—and chocolate!—from your local guide *Relax with pickup and drop-off from city hotels *Choose between morning and afternoon departures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35,90
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US$35,90

Private Full-Day Tour in Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour in Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

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This full-day Kuala Lumpur sightseeing tour showcases the best of the city. Experience the energy of Independence Square, revel at the height of the Petronas Twin Towers, wander the halls of the National Museum and sample traditional fare during lunch at a local restaurant. Explore the streets of Little India and the stalls of the local craft center before enjoying a guided tour of Batu Caves Hindu temple—one of the city’s architectural masterpieces!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$86,67
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US$86,67
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Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursion: Private Kuala Lumpur City Sightseeing Tour

Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursion: Private Kuala Lumpur City Sightseeing Tour

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See all of the sites while in port on this Kuala Lumpur private shore excursion city sightseeing tour. This full-day experience offers travelers a unique look at the capital of Malaysia, including landmarks, history, culture and food. Enjoy the convenience of private transport to place like the National Mosque, Petronas Twin Towers and King’s Palace. Explore the halls of the National Museum with your private guide who will offer insight and information about all of the artifacts on display. Learn about pewter artwork at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and enjoy a traditional lunch all as part of this incredible tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$174,00
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US$174,00
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Private Tour with Local Host : Kuala Lumpur Full Day City Highlights

Private Tour with Local Host : Kuala Lumpur Full Day City Highlights

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See more of Kuala Lumpur in less of the time on this convenient door-to-door guided tour. Visit the National Museum, the Petronas Twin Towers, Little India, the Batu Caves, the National Mosque, and the National Monument, and watch pewter craftspeople and batik artists at work. Upgrade to include tickets to the KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur) observation deck.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$119,11
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US$119,11
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Private Tour with Local Host : Kuala Lumpur City, Batu Caves & Countryside

Private Tour with Local Host : Kuala Lumpur City, Batu Caves & Countryside

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Take the stress out of navigating your way around the crowded city on this convenient day tour. You’ll visit some of Kuala Lumpur’s main attractions, such as Chinatown, the National Mosque, the Petronas Twin Towers, Merdeka Square, and many more. After a delicious Malaysian lunch, head out of the city to visit handicraft factories and the impressive Batu Caves and temple, with the tall golden Shiva statue guarding the entrance.  
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$117,95
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US$117,95
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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Famous Landmarks

Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Famous Landmarks

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See Kuala Lumpur highlights on a private tour that includes Istana Negara, Petronas Twin Towers, the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, and much more. For travelers with limited time, or those who simply want to get their bearings in Kuala Lumpur’s bustling center, this private tour is a personalized introduction to local history, culture, and religion, covering top destinations in just half a day of exploring.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$13,00
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US$13,00
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Kuala Lumpur Garden, Park and Museum Tour with Lunch

Kuala Lumpur Garden, Park and Museum Tour with Lunch

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The Perdana Botanical Garden is Kuala Lumpur’s largest park and home to numerous wildlife parks, museums, and monuments. On this tour, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, including the orchid garden, hibiscus garden, deer park and butterfly park; admire the National Monument; and visit museums like the National Museum, the Royal Malaysian Police Museum, and the Islamic Art Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$173,08
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US$173,08
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2 hour Small Group Segway Tour of Perdana Botanical Gardens

2 hour Small Group Segway Tour of Perdana Botanical Gardens

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Cover more of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest public park in less time on a 2-hour Segway tour of Perdana Botanical Garden (Lake Garden), a great way to escape the bustle of Kuala Lumpur’s commercial center. In a small group limited to 10, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide as you get to grips with your Segway and glide between highlights such as Hibiscus Park and the Deer Park with ease. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52,00
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US$52,00

Private Tour : Kuala Lumpur City & Kuala Selangor Firefly with The River of Life

Private Tour : Kuala Lumpur City & Kuala Selangor Firefly with The River of Life

Zip around Kuala Lumpur's most iconic landmarks with an experienced driver. Visit the King's Palace, gaze up at the Petronas Twin Towers, see the National Mosque, and enjoy ample photo opportunities of sights like Independence Square. And then escape the busy city life of Kuala Lumpur with your trip to the hamlet town of Kuala Selangor. Enjoy the boat ride along the river banks of Firefly Park to catch the colonies of fireflies producing magnificent twinkling lights with dinner at a local seafood restaurant. Complete your evening with a visit to The River of Life Kuala Lumpur, listed as one of the world’s top 10 Waterfront Districts by The Independent, UK. Enjoy the stunning visual experience of Dancing Symphony Fountain, Blue Corridor, fog and lighting effects.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126,54
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US$126,54
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Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

Discover the top sights of Kuala Lumpur in just 3.5-hours on a half-day highlights tour. Perfect for first time visitors, the tour is a great opportunity to orient yourself to the city for future independent exploring. Courtesy round-trip transportation ensures that you stay cool and comfortable for the duration of the sightseeing excursion. Stretch your legs at the King’s Palace, National Mosque, Merdeka Square, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$28,21
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From
US$28,21
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Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursion: City Highlights

Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursion: City Highlights

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When your cruise ship docks in Kuala Lumpur, discover top attractions with ease on this 6-hour Kuala Lumpur city sightseeing tour. Enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing drive through Kuala Lumpur and see famous landmarks including the Petronas Towers and the National Mosque of Malaysia. Admire Royal Guards on horseback at the King's Palace and gain insight into Malay heritage. Discover Malaysian cultural artifacts at the National Museum and enjoy a moment of tranquillity at Lake Gardens. Numbers are limited to six people on this small-group shore excursion, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$174,00
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US$174,00
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Kuala Lumpur Combo Package - Return Airport Transfer with Half-day City Tour

Kuala Lumpur Combo Package - Return Airport Transfer with Half-day City Tour

Take the pain out of Kuala Lumpur transportation with this handy combo package that includes 2-way airport transfers and a city tour. On day 1, relax as your driver collects you from the airport; on day 2, enjoy a half-day city tour; on your last day, enjoy your return transfer. Your transport-only city tour focuses on sights, such as Petronas Twin Towers, that are easily appreciated from the outside.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Taking safety measures
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US$29,49
From
US$29,49