Here’s What You Can See & Do At The Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery

Here's What You Can See & Do At The Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery

If you’re looking for a place to explore and learn about Malaysian finance history and art then the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect destination.

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery is one of Kuala Lumpur’s top tourist attractions as it is one of the few museums in Kuala Lumpur that does not charge an entry fee.

Through its six permanent galleries—the Children’s Gallery, the Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery, the Economics Gallery, the Islamic Finance Gallery, the Numismatics Gallery, and the Art Gallery—the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery offers a diverse range of themes.

Art Gallery

The artwork collection of the Central Bank of Malaysia is on show in the 10,000 sqft Art Gallery on a rotating basis.

There are works by early masters like Mohd Hoessein Enas, Yong Mun Sen, Chuah Thean Teng, Syed Ahmad Jamal, and Ibrahim Hussein up to the present day’s young artists that chart the development of the country and demonstrate the Central Bank’s support for the arts.

  • Located on the 3rd Floor

Numismatics Gallery

Learn about the origins of money and go to an era when items of various sizes and forms were widely used as cash in the area.

Furthermore, you can play the game “Barter Trade,” investigate the fascinating “River of Coins,” and take in the display of global currencies.

  • Located on the 2nd Floor

Islamic Finance Gallery

Examine the first Islamic theories on trade and banking, which originated in the Middle East, spread to Europe, and are today practised worldwide.

A few inventions that have been created throughout the previous thousand years include partnerships, businesses, and paper checks.

  • Located on the 1st Floor

Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery

Learn about the Central Bank of Malaysia’s significant role and duties in preserving the nation’s financial and economic stability.

The Central Bank of Malaysia’s many responsibilities and people-focused characteristics are informative and visually attractive.

  • Located on the 1st Floor

Economics Gallery

Examine Malaysia’s economic development from independence to the present to learn how economic policies have influenced the growth of the country.

Additionally, visitors can learn about Malaysia’s accomplishments in the financial system and its influence on the global economy.

  • Located on the 1st Floor

Children’s Gallery

The Children’s Gallery is a distinctive casual learning space that is packed with hands-on games and activities based on the idea of “Save, Spend, and Share.”

Discover the RM1 Million Tunnel with its assortment of Malaysian currency series and denominations.

  • Located on the Ground Floor

Reinforcing the Bank’s role as the leader of the national numismatic and supporter of art heritage, the Museum also showcases numismatic treasures that are as old as history as well as its dynamic collection of Malaysian and ASEAN artworks.

So head on over to the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery for an interesting time out!

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
  • Address: Sasana Kijang, 2 Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Contact: +603 9179 2784

Feature Photo Credit: Chan Yut Seng / Norzihan Ramli