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National historical Museum

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The national history Museum, the second largest after the National Museum of Malaysia, located close to the main square of the capital of Merdeka or Independence.

The building was designed by A. Norman. This British architect experimented in urban planning Kuala Lumpur, combining the architectural styles of England with elements of Moorish and Islamic architecture. The Museum building is another example of the successful introduction of local motifs in Victorian style. The house was built in 1888 as an office for the colonial banks. And perfectly fit into the architectural ensemble of the adjacent administrative buildings. A different kind of banking institutions were in it until 1965, then they were replaced by a bureaucratic structure. Finally, in 1991 it was decided to transform a historic building in the national historical Museum.

It contains exhibits of the history of Malaysia from prehistoric times: manuscripts, maps, weapons, ancient coins, Sultan print etc Collection of objects from the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic indicates the existence of primitive civilizations on this earth in those days. Here is a very rare samples of rocks aged 520 million years and more.

A large place is occupied by the relics of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms that existed on the Peninsula before Islam. Contains interesting artifacts of the era of Sultanate of Malacca prior to the colonization. As well as a collection of evidence of Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British presence in Malaysia.

A separate section is devoted to the struggle for independence from the British colonial administration, the Communist insurgency and the Declaration of independence.

The national history Museum conducts a lot of research work on the discovery and study of the heritage of the nation. The goal is not only to increase the tourism attractiveness. Work is conducted primarily for establishing the truth of facts and information to understand the history of their own country. That is why the Museum is an important educational and training center.