Lonely Planet review for National Museum
A major renovation and creation of an entirely new gallery has breathed new life into the National Museum, which is packed with interesting displays on Malaysia’s history, economy, arts, crafts and various cultures. It’s worth timing your visit to coincide with one of the free guided tours. The building has a distinctive Minangkabau-styled roof and two beautiful front murals made of Italian mosaic glass depicting Malaysian life. A walkway over the highway connects the museum with the southern stretch of the Lake Gardens.