Family Fun At Kuala Lumpur’s National Museum

Culture, Arts + History For Kids And Families

Muzium Negara In Kuala Lumpur

Located at the southern tip of the Perdana Botanical Gardens, the National Museum is a magnificent three-storey building that is the most important record of Malaysian history and culture in the country. Built to resemble the Rumah Gadang, which is a Minangkabau House, the main entrance of the National Museum is flanked by two large murals of Italian glass mosaic that portray the country’s major historical events and cultural activities. It currently houses four main galleries with an excellent introduction to Malaysia’s history, economy, geography, arts, crafts, and culture. 

The ground floor boasts an impressive collection of life-sized dioramas of ritual weddings, traditional Malaysian life, and even one of a Malay circumcision ceremony. While you are there, you can introduce kids to Wayang Kulit – a traditional shadow wooden puppet theatre. On the second floor, expect to see a huge zoological section with stuffed animals that vaguely resembles a hunting lodge. Not just that, as you walk through the passages, you will come across a section dedicated to traditional musical instruments. 

The National Museum has several free guided tours that take place throughout the week in several languages.

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

Their in-gallery materials invite you to look, talk, and interpret works of art together.


Who It's Perfect For:

History loving kids and adults alike! 


What Else:​

Take a walk to the Perdana Botanical Gardens through the covered walkway from the National Museum.

Where To Find It:​

Want More?

Little Steps Asia knows what families need.
Sign up for our email newsletters to get the most out of Asia!


Kuala Lumpur Tips, Deals + Events.


Sign up for the Bump Club to get exclusive info + deals.

We Know Asia

Weekly Emails for Bump Club, Travel and More!


RSVP for Family Fun At Kuala Lumpur’s National Museum

Subscribe to Our Newsletter for the Latest Updates

* indicates required
Which city group would you like to receive updates and news from?

When you sign up you'll receive our newsletter packed with actionable strategies, free resources, and news.