State Museum of Terengganu

The State Museum of Terengganu

The State Museum of Terengganu is the largest museum in Malaysia. It houses many extensive displays in many categories.

In the museum, visitors will be served with history in many areas all relating to Terengganu. The museum is categorized into 9 different exhibits, each offering a deeper insight into each category of exhibits. First, visit the Textile Gallery, which will display to visitors the history of the art’s development in the state. Textile such as batik, songket, limar, gerus, telepuk and pelangi are associated with the culture of the people of Terengganu.

Next, stop by the Royal Gallery, which will help visitors understand better in the history of the Sultanate of Terengganu. Then, visitors will be shown the various arts and crafts of Terengganu and their historical developments in the Craft Gallery, which includes displays on daily utensils, ornaments and traditional weapons. The Natural History Gallery will display to visitors the various ancient rocks, minerals, flora and fauna found in Terengganu. Since petroleum is the main revenue of the state, it is apt that there is a gallery dedicated to it, which details to visitors the history of the natural resources development. The Historical Gallery will bring to visitors a myriad of stories, events and important persons that shaped the history of Terengganu.

Next is the Islamic Gallery, which features a selection of displays regarding the history of Islamic in the state, from arrival to propagation and its ascend to the status of official religion. Then, stop by the Maritime Museum, which displays the various types of boats and water transports used in the early days. Finally, visit the traditional houses built behind the main building that features architectures derived from the olden days.

The State Museum comes packed with all the information that visitors will need to know about the history of Terengganu and various aspects pertaining to the state.

How to get there:

The State Museum of Terengganu is located at the end of Jalan Losong Feri, just 3 kilometres from the town centre of Kuala Terengganu.

Opening hour and entrance fee:

The State Museum of Terengganu is opens daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission fee is RM 2 and RM 1 for Malaysian adult and child respectively. For non-Malaysian, it is RM 5 for adult and RM 2 for child.

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on Aug 08, 2014