If you have only a few hours to spare in Kuala Lumpur, one great way to spend it is to drop into one of the best kept secrets in Kuala Lumpur: the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery located at Jalan Dato’ Onn. The Museum and Art Gallery is housed in the impressively sleek complex of glass and titanium, Sasana Kijang, the Central Bank of Malaysia’s centre of learning excellence.
Intended to appeal to both young and old, the Museum and Art Gallery is designed to be an informal educational avenue for anyone who seeks greater understanding on the Malaysian economy and its economic history, the Bank’s role in the nation’s economic development and financial regulation since 1959 to the present day. It also acts as the guardian to the nation’s numismatics heritage, whilst the Art Gallery underlines the Bank’s role as a patron of Malaysian arts with its impressive collection of over 1,500 contemporary Malaysian and ASEAN artworks acquired since 1962.
The Museum which comprises six galleries namely, the Art Gallery, Economic Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Numismatics Gallery , Children’s Gallery and the Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery, is committed to meaningful engagement with people from all walks of life. Through innovative exhibitions, scholarly projects and outreach activities, it seeks to elevate financial literacy and appreciation of Malaysia’s cultural distinctiveness.
The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm and admission is free. Guided tours and special educational programmes are available for groups of 20 or more, subject to availability. For more information, please contact us at 03-91792888 or via email email@example.com.
This Museum and Art Gallery is rapidly making its mark as a popular stop on the tourist map as a worthwhile learning experience, so do make it a point to drop by soon to fully appreciate it yourself!
Visitor Services Information:
Opening hours:Monday to Sunday (except the first 3 days of Eid Mubarak)
Opening times:10am – 6pm
Galleries opened:Art Gallery (L3), Numismatics Gallery (L2), Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery (L1), Economics Gallery (L1), Islamic Finance Gallery (L1), Children’s Gallery (GF)
Parking:Ample parking at LG4, LG5 at a flat parking rate fee of RM3
Museum Café:Serves light snacks and refreshments from 8am to 8pm
Museum Shop:Sells exclusive Bank Negara Malaysia souvenirs and publications, open from 10am to 5.45pm
Musalla:Available at LG1
Special needs facilities:Wheelchair friendly facilities provided for in restrooms, lifts and ramp access
Free locker facility:Located on the Ground Floor (50sen coin available at Museum Shop)
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Who To Contact:
For more information, please contact us:
Address:Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Sasana Kijang, 2, Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
General line:+603-9179 2784