Located in the heart of Shah Alam, the Sultan Alam Shah Museum is housed in a unique building based on the design of a Minangkabau traditional house.
Muzium Sultan Alam Shah,
Persiaran Bandaraya, Seksyen 14,
40000 Shah Alam,
This Shah Alam museum is the main symbol of cultural heritage and development in the state of Selangor. Established in 1974, the museum is named after Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, the seventh Sultan of Selangor.
The museum’s building design is based on Minangkabau architecture; the Minangkabau is the world’s largest matrilineal society, where property, family name and land pass down from mother to daughter.
Covering approximately 135,000 square feet, the museum has nearly 4,000 artifacts housed in five exhibition halls and a section for outdoor displays, including:
Contains prehistoric artefacts found near early human settlements in the state. Among the most notable exhibits include fragments of Đông Sơn drums from the Bronze Age, dating back to 600 BC. This hall also tells the history of Selangor from the times of the Portuguese, Dutch and Bugis empires, Melaka and Johor Sultanates to Independence Day and beyond.
Arts & Culture
The unique culture and lifestyle of various ethnic groups in Selangor including Bugis, Javanese, Minang, Banjar, Mandailing, Rawa and others are highlighted through traditional, literary and artistic displays including dioramas, clothing, musical instruments, tools and weapons.
Selangor’s rich biodiversity is illustrated through preserved animal specimens and life-like dioramas. Among the most interesting displays include a replica of “Crocodile Puchong”, the largest crocodile found in Peninsular Malaysia. In addition, visitors can experience entering a replica stone cave.
Highlights the history of sports and famous sportsmen in the state. The best moments in various sports have been immortalized here for the appreciation of present and future generations.
Focuses on the history, arrival and growth of Islam in Selangor. Some of the artifacts on display include models of old mosques, pulpits, drums, domes, ablution jars, pottery, utensils, weapons and old books. Also on display is the pulpit of Selayang Mosque from 1880, believed to be the oldest in the state.
Outdoor displays include a Ferret armored car, radar systems, airplanes, locomotives and the former Chief Minister of Selangor’s first car.
9.30am – 5.30pm, Tuesdays – Sundays only.
Entry to the museum is free.
Weddings packages: The museum provides wedding packages starting at RM4,200.00, which includes rental and usage of the main hall and auditorium.
The Sultan Alam Shah Museum is located within walking distance (±500m) from the following destinations:
- Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (Blue Mosque)
- Kompleks Taman Seni Islam Antarabangsa (International Islamic Arts Garden Complex)
- Taman Tasik Shah Alam (Lake Gardens)
It is also 10-15 minutes’ drive from:
- i-City Shah Alam – Malaysia’s first LED lightscape destination
- Laman Seni 7 (art district)
- Shah Alam National Botanical Garden (Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam)
- Raja Tun Uda Library (Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda)
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How to get to Muzium Sultan Alam Shah
The best way to get here is by driving. The Sultan Alam Shah Museum is accessible via four (4) main highways – NKVE, KESAS, Federal and GUTHRIE. The taxi fare is ±RM30 from Kuala Lumpur and ±RM20 from Klang.
Hop aboard the KTM Komuter train from Kuala Lumpur to Shah Alam station. Thereafter, get a taxi for the short ride (±4km) to the museum.
Board RapidKL bus number 750 (formerly U80) from Pasar Seni in central Kuala Lumpur towards Shah Alam.
Alternatively, take bus T754 (formerly T529) from Shah Alam KTM station to the museum.