The Royal Museum at Jalan Istana is a must-visit attraction in Kuala Lumpur for those who have a penchant for the glamour and history associated with royal life, and are curious to see what the inside of a palace looks like. Formerly the National Palace of His and Her Majesty Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong, the Royal Museum allows access to some of the most private rooms and hallways of the palace, which was the official royal residence for more than 80 years.
The old National Palace has also seen seven out of 13 coronations of the Agong before it was officially closed on November 2011. The massive, Palladian style double-storey complex sits in an 11.34 hectare compound, and visitors are first greeted with the lush palace gardens while walking towards the main building. The palace is a no-shoes zone, so visitors are given a plastic bag to put their shoes in while exploring. You’ll also notice that the museum staff are all wearing black costumes (baju kurung and baju melayu) – the traditional formal attire for royal events such as the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s birthday celebrations and coronations.
Malaysians: Adult: RM 5; Children & Student with Uniform: RM 2; Student without Uniform: RM 3; Senior Citizen: RM 3; Disabled Person: RM 3
Foreigners: Adult: RM 10; Children: RM 5
Visit website: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/visit-royal-museum