Welcome to the oldest museum in Peninsular Malaysia.The building was completed in 1886, although it has been expanded with renovations and extensions since. If you are interested in the history of Perak and Malaysia, this is the place for you.
I am never tired of visiting the Taiping Musuem.
First, there is a gallery of stuffed animals including different birds, bats, monkeys and terrapins and elephant skulls as well as complete skeleton of snakes, wild cats.
On the second floor is a unique exhibit of the different aborinal tribes (Orang Asli) of Peninsular Malaysia from the Semai, Senoi, Mahri Mahri, Jakun, Negritoes, etc. Showing their hunting blowpipes, shelters and ceremonial artefacts.
There is an a unique room about the Taiping Prison (Jail) which is across the road of the Museum. It includes a horrifying exhibit how prisoners are canned. Scary for the kids - crime does not pay.
Outside of the museum is a relocated primitive grave as well as old aeroplanes of the colonial era.
Requires an hour or so and highly recommended especially if it is raining outside and you have to wait for the rain to stop to go to the zoo or the Lake Gardens.
Taiping Museum or Perak Museum is one of the oldest museum in Malaysia. There are four halls i.e zoological, herbarium, parts of the pre-history and economy and ethnology artifacts. You can see that the exhibits haven't changed in ages because of the condition. Don't expect a posh museum like in the city but it is a nice transit or a place to bring the family
The museum is daily open from 9.30-12.00 hr and from 14.30-17.00 hr except on fridays when the museum in the afternoon opens at 14.45 until 17.00hr
Admission is free