Royal Malaysian Police Museum, Kuala Lumpur

Royal Malaysian Police Museum, Kuala Lumpur (must see)

The Royal Malaysian Police Museum, known locally as Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia, is one of those rare museums in the world that you can visit. Located at Jalan Perdana, this museum was established in 1961. Recently, it was renovated at a cost of over RM 8 million and inaugurated in 1999.

The current museum has three major galleries. Over 7500 artifacts have been displayed, most having been confiscated by the Malaysian Police. The exhibition starts with the history of policing in Malaysia and includes the attires of policemen from as early as the 1400s and shows the changes that came in along with the invasions of the Dutch and then the British. You can also see the ceremonial uniforms and medals received by Inspector Generals of Police (IGP).

The third gallery displaying weaponry is the one that gets the most attention. Exhibits vary from penknives to cannons and from the museum's early establishment to the post-WWII and Communist Era in the country. Outside the museum, you can also see the Mercedes used by the IGPs, the police boats, and Malaysian Air Force’s first aircraft, a Cessna single-engine plane. Since most items are confiscated you can find some rare artifacts on display such as items used for forging, gambling and handkerchiefs that were called pornographic. To explore the wonderful collection and to gain a unique experience, you must visit the Royal Malaysian Police Museum.

Why You Should Visit:
Lots to look at, lots of uniforms and military regalia and lots of info in English.
The displays are very well laid out with easy to read descriptions, plus there's AC!

Tip:
Combine this with the National Mosque, the National Planetarium, Perdana Botanical Gardens and maybe the Islamic Arts Museum which are all nearby and you have SO much to do in one day!

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm; free admission
On Fridays, the museum is closed between 12:30–2:30pm for prayers.

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Sight Name: Royal Malaysian Police Museum
Sight Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries in Kuala Lumpur   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Architecture Walk, Kuala Lumpur

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Top Shopping Places in Kuala Lumpur

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
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Nightlife Walking Tour in Kuala Lumpur

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Museums and Galleries in Kuala Lumpur

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km

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