It was Asyraf’s off day and we thought of doing something unusual for our date. Instead of going to the cinema or stuffing ourselves with food, we decided to spend our day by going to a museum. Yes, a museum date ya’ll. I’ve lived in Kuala Lumpur all my life but I never really pay any local museum a visit other than National Museum. So I guess it’s time for me to explore my own city 😉
I remember going to Matta Fair back in September 2017 where someone passes me a brochure of Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery and what really caught my attention was when that person told me it was free of charge, no entrance fee at all. And so I went home, doing a little bit of researched and voila.. There we were a few weeks later driving towards the post guard where they stopped our car to do a little bit of security check since the museum is in the same building as the Central Bank of Malaysia. We parked our car in the basement with only RM5 per entry. On our way to the museum was another check point where a security guard had to go through the things in my handbag then after that we had to pay RM1 at the reception counter for a locker to put our stuffs inside. Thankfully we were allowed to bring the camera or else, this post would be a bit boring without any illustrations. Hehe.
Now, there are 4 floors for us to walk around. We started from the ground floor all the way to the 3rd floor.
Ground Floor – Kids Gallery
1st Floor – BNM Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Economics Gallery
2nd Floor – Numismatics Gallery, Temporary Gallery (Malaysia 60 Cetera Somethings)
3rd Floor – Art Gallery
To be honest, I never spent a whole lotta time in a museum. I guess I was intrigued with this one that have made me wandering floor by floor for more than 4 hours! Who knew a bank museum could be so interesting? My favourite gallery would be the first one which is the kid’s section. Haha. The first thing that I had to do was to walk inside a tunnel called ‘1 million tunnel’. You must have known why after looking at those pictures, right? 😉 But every gallery has its own unique story. From money background to historical story of Malaysia to art gallery. You gotta be there to know more. After all you don’t have to spend a single dime to get into this excellent museum 🙂