Don’t be fooled by its unremarkable exterior. Inside, Ipoh’s Geology Museum is a modern museum, thoughtfully curated to present the histories and stories of the very foundation of Malaysia’s geographical make-up.
What to Expect?
Acting as a major centre of geology and geoscience in Malaysia, it consists of seven zones labelled A to G. Exhibits in each of the areas cover the history of the museum, dinosaur fossils and mining activities as well as minerals, crystals and gemstones and their uses. Other parts detail the more industrialised side of geology and mining. Expect to find well-organised displays and easy-to-read information boards in one of the more educational museums in Ipoh.
The museum houses a collection of over 600 samples of minerals, classified according to chemical content and structure. The museum is well known for its exhibits of tin ore, including the best specimen of cassiterite in the world. There is also an impressive collection of fossils, precious stones and rock specimens.
Each of these 7 exhibit zone is a brilliant showcase of various historical natural objects, with in-depth information to really capture your attention and imagination. From rocks and minerals to realistic models of dinosaurs, the museum aims to educate all visitors about Malaysia’s geo-heritage.
Young museum goers will appreciate educational games like snakes and ladders, and adult guests will no doubt walk away with a lot more knowledge and appreciation of Malaysia’s geology.
yan yana month ago
I love geology so this place was heaven. I love the rocks on display and the cooling aircon. I wish I could have stayed longer. The dinosaur was a little scary... though. Free entry too and the lady at the front counter was really chill so yay
Mohd Hasria month ago
A small place, but big information inside. Suitable to bring your kids to introduce about geology and minerals in Malaysia.
Phong Pham Hong2 months ago
Great museum systematic and a lot information about Geology and mining industry in Malaysia.
Winston chong4 months ago
Although this geological museum is relatively small. But the stone samples on display are beyond expectations and can give geology enthusiasts a great experience. And it's free admission！
NURULIZZAH Z5 months ago
A visit to this Geology Musem help to complete our geoglogy journey in Malaysia. We have been to a few museum around Malaysia and other country thus make us able to flashback the moments, appreciate the nature, refresh our knowledge and continue to feel wonderful about Allah’s creation.
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