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Kinta Tin Mining (Gravel Pump) Museum    

  Lot 126026, Jalan Batu Karang, Taman Bandar Baru, 31900, Kampar, Perak | Visit Website |   012-288 8530
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Established in 2012 to commemorate the tin mining industry which was once the main pillar of the country economy. Visit the museum to see how history come to live with more than 1,000 of artifacts and images in their collection.

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What to Expect?

Kampar was once a thriving tin mining town in Perak but the slump in tin price in the world market in the 80s quickly put a dramatic end to its illustrious past. Over two centuries, the town was synonymous with this precious mineral and all walks of life in this quaint Malaysian town revolved around tin and tin mining.

The Kinta Tin Mining (Gravel Pump) Museum is an excellent location to retrace and have a glimpse of the scale of tin mining industry and to know better the people who once worked in the open-cast mines.

It's currently Malaysia's foremost and dedicated museum featuring the rich tin legacy in this country.

Another attribute of this museum located in Bandar Baru Kampar (next to the Petronas Station and within the vicinity of the Grand Kampar Hotel) is its humble origin. The museum was a brainchild of a tin tycoon who was keen to showcase the gravel pump mining method which was widely applied in the Kinta Valley during its hey days.

The museum which consists of two main galleries also serves as a tribute to local tin miners who took up the backbreaking work to earn a decent living, and also to those who made the ultimate sacrifices when they became victims as the gravel walls were once collapsed, causing the water retention pool burst.

The Tin Mining Museum despite its size and its lack of sophisticated exhibits, has attained remarkable success in shouldering and safeguarding the tin mining legacy for the generations to come.

If you're looking a museum to know Malaysia's proud history, this is the place. It will get your thumbs up too as a place for your family to have both fun and educational outing and to discover the Kampar's rich Tin Legacy.

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 Address:   Lot 126026, Jalan Batu Karang, Taman Bandar Baru, 31900, Kampar, Perak

Visit Website

012-288 8530

Everyday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Reviews 3.9   (543)
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    Amelia Halim

    a month ago

    I think more educational topic can be added such as way of life of the people living at that time. But nevertheless it's a good place to go before heading towards Teluk Teluang dredging No 5

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    Eric Goh

    3 months ago

    Very informative museum. Can see the history of the tin mining process as well as other historical events that happened in the past.

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    Emily Lowe

    5 months ago

    A treasure trove of information on tin mining in Malaysia, specifically in Kinta Valley, a top tin producer in the world at one time. The brainchild of Tan Sri Hew See Tong, a tin miner himself, you can bet that the information offered here is as accurate as can be. Well kept even though the museum first opened its doors back in 2012.

    Vast exhibition areas indoors (air-conditioned) and outdoors, at least two hours have to be allocated to really go through the exhibits here and read the information boards, which are in three languages (English, Malay and Mandarin).

    The museum is open daily from 9am until 5pm. The entrance fee (ticket) is RM5 for visitors above 17 years old, RM2 for those 6 to 17 years old and free-of-charge for those below 6 years of age.

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    Northern Man

    7 months ago

    Small museum, but very informative on the history of tin mining in the region. Small kids may enjoy the outdoor displays of older mining equipment.

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    rao naidu

    7 months ago

    Such a informative place about tin mining. Must visit place in Kampar . The museum was preserved nicely. Got toilets and can feed the fish at the outside . Entrance fee RM 5 person .

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