Strolling Around Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery

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

bank negara museum and art gallery

bank negara museum and art gallery


1st Floor – BNM Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Economics Gallery


2nd Floor – Numismatics Gallery, Temporary Gallery (Malaysia 60 Cetera Somethings)

bank negara museum and art gallery


3rd Floor – Art Gallery

bank negara museum and 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 🙂



  • Noreen Z Reply

    Hi Sarah! Thank you for your visit and we feel very honoured to be featured on your blog. Love the review. We are currently having ART BAZAAR for the differently-abled artists from 22 – 28/11/2017. Come and join us again! Spread the words 🙂

    Noreen Z.
    Acting Deputy Director
    BNM Museum and Art Gallery

    • sarahamirudin
      sarahamirudin Reply

      Hi Noreen 🙂 Thanks so much for dropping by. I’ll be sure to come again when I have the time.

  • Reply

    Dear Miss Sarah,

    Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery (BNM MAG) would like to express our utmost gratitude for your generous review .
    We are always looking for ways to better serve our visitors and your feedback / write up will help us to improve.

    Please do come again and you may lave your remarks or suggestions at the museum counter.

    Should you need further information, kindly contact us at 03-91792784.

    Best Regards,

    Nurul Husna binti Suhaimi
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Museum, Art Gallery and Knowledge Management Centre
    (Visitor Services)
    Tel : 03 9179 2784 Fax : 03 9179 2161

    • sarahamirudin
      sarahamirudin Reply

      Hi Husna. It’s my pleasure as I really enjoyed the museum very much 🙂

  • Maheswari Reply

    Love your review. You write beautifully. You make our efforts and hard work all worthwhile.

    • sarahamirudin
      sarahamirudin Reply

      Hi Maheswari! Thank you for taking your time to read. Im sure everyone who came to the museum appreciate it as much as I did 🙂

  • Joo Lee Reply

    Hi Sarah,
    I enjoyed looking at the photos you took. Beautifully taken!! Each picture paints a thousand words!

    • sarahamirudin
      sarahamirudin Reply

      Hi, Joo! Thanks so much! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *