Perak Museum

Taiping

Perak Museum is the oldest museum in Malaysia, established since 1886 by British Resident Sir Hugh Low who wanted to showcase the natural history of Kinta Valley. The museum still preserves its original colonial architecture, a striking Moorish building of white complexion that sits along Jalan Taming Sari in Taiping town - just a short walking distance from Lake Garden. There are almost 8,500 items on display relating to history, archeology, culture and nature; the zoological gallery and ethnographic exhibits are particularly impressive, a result of Low's interest in those areas, which he also shared with the first curator Leonard Wray Jr. Open from 9am to 5pm daily; admission is cheap.

How to Go: Follow Jalan Taming Sari (route A2) towards the direction of Jalan Kamunting Lama, the museum will appear at left before the big cross junction.

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