Top 5 Best Museums in Selangor

There are many historical museums which can be visited to commemorate the heroes who

fought for the Malay land from the colonies of European countries. Historic visits to Malaysia

have never been disappointing in offering meaningful and significant memories.


It is very important to cultivate the spirit of love for the country and strengthen the unity among the people.


Therefore, below is the list of museums in Selangor that can be visited which are:


1) JUGRA INSITU MUSEUM





It is a building of ancient ruins of a district Police Station which was built in 1878 by a British

officer, Captain Harry Charles Syers and then used as a centre of Government and

administration of the Selangor Sultanate.



Now, it serves as a museum with 3 exhibition halls containing historical views. The admission is free, but do bear in mind that any photography or videography are forbidden.


Visitors can visit the museum from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (Saturday to Thursday)

and 9.30 am - 12 noon and continue at 2.45 pm to 5.30 (Friday).


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2) ROYAL GALLERY SULTAN ABDUL AZIZ


Located in Klang, Selangor, this Royal Gallery is about the former Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.



The museum building was built in 1909 as the Bangunan Sultan Sulaiman in which used by the British Government as the Land Office and Administration Office of British Malaya.


That similar building was also used as the headquarters of the Japanese during the Japanese occupation in Malaya.


After the independence of Malaya, the building was used as the Klang District Office and officially opened as a Memorial Museum and established on 19 October 2007 by Sultan Sharafuddin until now.



The gallery is open Tuesday until Sunday and is open from 10 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.,

Monday and public holidays will be closed. Admission is free.


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3) KUALA SELANGOR MUSEUM


This Kuala Selangor Museum is home to Selangor historical artefacts such as tombstones, weapons, spears, cannons and others which were used during the war from the beginning of the Sultanate of Selangor by Sultan Salehuddin (Raja Lumu) in 1766.



There were local battles in Selangor (Civil War) and also the battles fought with the Dutch and the British.


The civil war involved Sultan Abdul Samad, Raja Mahmud, Raja Abdullah from Kuala Lumpur,

Raja Sulaiman (ruler of Klang), Tengku Kudin, and Raja Mahadi. It was then a battle for

power and a political game between those in power. d



This museum is near to Altingsburd Lighthouse which visitors can visit after going to this Kuala Selangor Museum. Currently, the museum is open daily from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.


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4) KAJANG HERITAGE CENTRE


The establishment of Kajang city is the result of tin mining and rubber cultivation. In the

1850s, Hulu Langat District was the first place for tin mining in Rekoh.


Sultan Abdul Samad offered to open a tin mine in Bukit Arang to Towkay Chin Ah Chan in 1868. Mandailing immigrants from Sumatra were pioneers in opening up forest land in Kajang.



Visitors can visit this Kajang Heritage Center on weekend only from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm which offers various collections related to Kajang City and Hulu Langat District.


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5) SULTAN ALAM SHAH MUSEUM


This museum is the main embodiment of cultural heritage and development in the State of

Selangor with Minangkabau architecture and design. The museum was established in 1974

and was named after Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, the 7th sultan of Selangor.


The museum features prehistoric artefacts of early human settlements and drums fragments from the Bronze Age (Dong Son) since 600 BC.


The Sultan Alam Shah Museum is the ideal place to go if you are really into the history of

Selangor from the time of the Portuguese, Bugis, Dutch, Melaka and Johor Sultanate until

Independence Day.



There is no admission fee and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday only from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.


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For more information, visit Tourism Selangor's official website at Selangor.Travel.


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