Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stadthuys Museum

Display inside Stadthuys Museum
The Stadthuys Museum houses three museums:  History, Ethnography and  Literature. 

At the entrance, show the lady at the booth your Mykad and you only need to pay RM5 (otherwise RM10) to see all three museums and also access to The Museum of Dutch Governors office/official home and Muzium Pemerintahan Demokrasi.  It was the first time that I had to take off my shoes when entering 3 out of the 5 museums.

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8 comments:

HappySurfer said...

Have not been to these museums. Were they worth the visit? I can imagine the hordes of shoes when there are busloads of visitors.

Great shot!

Hello from cloudy Kuala Lumpur!

Ai Shiang said...

Happysurfer,
I was there during weekdays so museums were all to myself :o). If you like to take the time to read and look through all the displays I think it's worth it. But the sastera/literature museum was the only one I didn't enjoy as I don't really know the writers.

One museum I really recommend is the Baba & Nyonya heritage museum. It's operated privately. It cost RM10pax and best to be there before the guided tour start so not to miss some interesting introduction.

Hello from very windy Sydney! (almost got blown away this afternoon)

Rafael Lam said...

I always enjoy much to visiting museums, specially those have no people around me and allow me to take pictures! :)

Tekkaus said...

I have been there too and snapped like....200++ photos. LOL :D

Mei Teng said...

Photography is allowed in the museum?

Horsoon said...

I was not allowed to take pictures the last time I was there (3 years go?)...

And yes, I guess it's probably the only museum in the world that one has to take the shoes off to enter! But then, even some offices and shops in Malaysia practice that :) I don't like the idea at all.

foongpc said...

Wow! Your photo makes the museum interior looks so beautiful and classy!

Ai Shiang said...

Rafael,
there weren't many visitors during my visit as well :o)

Tekkaus,
So many! I didn't take that many photos. Probably around a dozen only.

Mei Teng, Horsoon,
I didn't see any no photography signs. I think these days you can take photos in museums. If doubt just ask the guys at the entrance.

Horsoon,
I haven't come across Malaysia offices or shops that need shoes off yet :o)

Foongpc,
Thanks and glad you enjoy it.