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Sultan Alam Shah Museum, Selangor – Of Cultural, Heritage & Development

The Sultan Alam Shah Museum got its name from the seventh Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah. It is the key symbol to cultural, heritage and development in Selangor. Its address is Persiaran Bandaraya, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Visitors can easily recognise the Sultan Alam Shah Museum through its unique design. The museum’s design is basis the fusion of modern designs and a Minangkabau traditional Malaysian house. The museum occupies an area of 12.95 hectares with a floor area of more than 41,000 square metres. There are five galleries in the exhibition area with more than 4,000 artefacts on display.

Sultan Alam Shah Museum, Selangor

Sultan Alam Shah Museum, Selangor

Galleries in the Sultan Alam Shah Museum, Selangor

The History Gallery showcases prehistoric artefacts that were used by people in the early times. Such objects include tools and clothing, found near the Selangor River. The gallery also outlines the modern history of Selangor, through the Portuguese, Dutch and Bugis empires, all the way to achieving the status of a developed state in 2005. The Arts and Culture Gallery shows the unique culture and lifestyle of the Malays. Numerous artefacts such as the traditional musical instruments, weapons and tools are preserved. There are also life-size dioramas that present the way of life of Malays through birth, marriage and death.

Sultan Alam Shah Museum, Selangor

Sultan Alam Shah Museum, Selangor

Opening Hours of the Sultan Alam Shah Museum, Selangor

There are also other galleries such as the Natural History Gallery, Islamic Gallery and the Sports Gallery. The Sultan Alam Shah Museum is a place for visitors to learn and stay close to their roots. The Sultan Alam Shah Museum is open Mondays to Sundays from 930 am to 530 pm. On Fridays, it will be close from 12 pm to 245 pm.

Love the Sultan Alam Shah Museum? We found four other heritage sites and museums to learn and understand the history and culture of Selangor. Take a look at The Blue MosqueWat Chetawan, the Klang Heritage Walk and the Melawati Hill to find more about each place!

Photos Credit: Tourist Attractions Malaysia, Virtual Malaysia