The National Museum of Malaysia ( Muzium Negara) is located outside Perdana Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A palatial structure built in the style of Minangkabau architecture. The museum provides an interesting introduction to the history and culture of Malaysia. Set amongst its neighborhood of historical buildings and romantic parkland, it was built in the style of a Rumah Gadang. Muzium Negara opened on 31 August 1963, is a repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural and historical heritage.
Muzium Negara is a three storied structure of 109.7 meters long and 15.1 meters wide and 37.6 meters at the central point. The museum houses four main galleries specializing in ethnology and natural history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing traditional cultural events like weddings, festivals and beautiful costumes; to the rich variety of weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, precious ceramics, and flora & fauna.
The Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia, literally Royal Malaysian Police Museum, is a unique museum dedicated to the valiant heroes of Malaysia. Established in 1961, the museum exhibits several thousands of artifacts, documents, and items about crime and crime prevention. The exhibits were initially housed in the Police Senior Officers' Mess, which was later renovated and outfitted as a Museum at a cost of approx. RM8 million.
Located along Jalang Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, the full-fledged museum was formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on 24 July 1999. The Museum has got a remarkable collection of everything related to the Malaysian Police, since its origin in Melaka Sultanate till the present day. In every 3 months, special theme exhibitions are organized here. The museum is equipped with many interactive touch screen terminals, which can be used to learn more information about the history of the Malaysian police.