Run by the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Bank Negara Museum & Art Gallery is spread over 4 floors and has 6 themed galleries.
Sasana Kijang, 2 Jalan Dato’ Onn,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
The well-maintained Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery aims to provide the public with an informal venue for learning about the importance of economics, Islamic banking and financial planning, along with the role that the Central Bank plays in nation building through prudent economic transformational policies.
One of the most striking features in of the museum and art gallery is the Nautilus (spiral) staircase that begins from the lobby and links all 4 levels.
The Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery is divided into 6 galleries.
Art gallery – 10,000 sqft gallery with a rotating display of the Central Bank’s collection of Malaysian and Southeast Asian art acquired since 1962. Selected sculptures, drawings, prints and paintings that chart the country’s milestones and highlight the Central Bank’s support for the arts include works by early masters such as Yong Mun Sen and Hossein Enas.
Numismatics gallery – Discover the early history of money and go back to a time when objects of different sizes and shapes were accepted as currency. Check out the extensive display of world banknotes, play the ‘Barter Trade’ game or explore the ‘River of Coins’ here.
Islamic finance gallery – Learn about early Islamic concepts of finance and commerce, which began in the Middle East, extended to Europe and now influence the world. Paper cheques, partnerships and corporations are some of the innovations that have been developed over the past thousand years. Explore the Interactive Globe and Early Civilization Islamic Trade Route here.
Bank Negara Malaysia gallery – Discover the role and responsibilities of the Malaysia’s Central Bank in maintaining the economic and financial health of the country. Visually striking and informative displays explain the people-oriented attributes and multiple tasks of the Central Bank. Chill out in the Governor’s Room or see if you have what it takes by playing the Investment Game.
Economics gallery – Explore Malaysia’s economic progress from independence to the present day and discover how economic policies affect the nation’s development. Learn about Malaysia’s achievements in the financial system and its role in the global economy.
Children’s gallery – Filled with hands-on games and activities based on the concept of ‘Save, Spend and Share’, the Children’s Gallery is a unique educational venue. Make your very own banknotes or experience the RM1 Million Tunnel with its variety of Malaysian banknote denominations and series.
There is also a museum cafe and shop on site with a selection of specialty gifts, jewellery, exclusive Bank Negara Malaysia commemorative items and publications.
Admission into the museum is free.
Open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Closed on first 3 days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
How to get to Bank Negara Museum
Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery is housed in the Sasana Kijang building located on Jalan Dato’ Onn.
The nearest KTM station is Bank Negara and the nearest LRT station is Bandaraya.
If you are on the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus, get down at Medan Mara, which is about 1km from the bank. Alternatively, board bus 851 (formerly B115), which takes you to the bank.