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  • Address: 27 Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50050
  • Hours: 9am-6:30pm
  • Admission: Free; RM5 for the Spectacular City Model Show

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Kuala Lumpur City Gallery Tours

Set in an old colonial building beside Merdeka Square, the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is a great place to learn about the history of the Malaysian capital. It features a collection of paintings and photographs recording the city’s past, plus miniature-scale models of its most famous landmarks.

A huge timeline chronicles the city’s history, from its origins in the 1850s up until the present day. The two main attractions at the gallery include the small-scale model of the historic Medeka Square, as well as the Spectacular City Model Show, which represents modern-day Kuala Lumpur. There are videos of the city’s proudest and most important events, such as the 16th Commonwealth Games, and photographs of the progress of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. The museum also features displays on the country’s multicultural population, with traditional national dress such as baju kurungs and sarees on display.

Before leaving, visitors can enjoy some Malaysian food at the gallery’s ARCH Cafe, before taking a look around the gift shop, which offers locally-made handicrafts like batik, pewter, and hand-woven items.

Insider’s Tip: Be sure to pick up the gallery’s free Walks & Tours Map – it was initiated by the gallery founder, Andrew Lee, and has all the best Kuala Lumpur landmarks highlighted.

Practical Info

The Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is easily accessible by bus, taxi or LRT, and is located at the southern end of Merdeka Square – a must-see on any Kuala Lumpur city highlights tour. The closest LRT stations are Masjid Jamek and Pasar Seni.

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KL PASS: Kuala Lumpur Sightseeing Pass

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Enjoy entry without further payment to multiple attractions in the city and skip the queues with special Fast Track lanes. The KL PASS™ also allows you to get ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.00

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