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PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
TAIPING : Perak Museum
 
 

PERAK MUSEUM

A visit to the past...

 

Not far from the centre of the town, perhaps a km from the clock tower, is another important landmark in Taiping. Its the oldest museum in Peninsular Malaysia located opposite the equally historic Taiping Prison. Perak Museum is perhaps the best place for those who wish to learn more on the history of Perak. Built in 1883 and opened to the public in 1886, the museum was the brainchild of Leonard Wray Junior; botanist geologist chief officer for Larut Garden, and the museum?s first curator. Under the appointment of Sir Hugh Low, the third British Resident of Perak, Leonard started the museum with four galleries, a library and an administrative section, which had a curator, a taxidermist a clerk and a caretaker. It was in these four galleries that Leonard displayed zoological, archaeological, ethnological, and herbarium materials, much of it recorded and collected by himself.

 
 

 

Less known but equally significant the museum?s library is also the first library in Malaysia. From its inception, the museum library has provided researchers with invaluable reference books, periodicals, government gazettes, and other materials on history, anthropology, archaeology, culture, science, and nature. Much of these books were in English and the British officials in Perak donated most of it. Today, the librar/s collection is over 6,000 and a few of these books are considered quite rare and priceless. At present the Department of Museums and Antiquities has taken over the Perak Museum into its fold and it is also under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism.

 

Much of the museums earlier collection still remains on display. To date, the total accumulated collection is 8,474, consisting of 5,074 cultural collections, 523 nature collections, and 2,877 miscellaneous collections that include archaeological items. At the museum, visitors will find interesting and rare exhibits such as stuffed animals, and skeletons that are well over 100 years old. The dominating sight as one enters the museum is the throne of the late Sultan of Perak. Visiting hours are between 9am and 5pm, including holidays, except on the eve of Han Raya Aidilfitri and Han Raya Aidiladha. Admission is free.

 
 
 
TAIPING : Perak Museum
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA