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Kuala Lumpur City Gallery    

  Dataran Merdeka, 27, Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur | Visit Website |   03-2698 3333
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Set in an old colonial building beside Merdeka Square, the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is a great place to learn about the history of the Malaysian capital. It features a collection of paintings and photographs recording the city’s past, plus miniature-scale models of its most famous landmarks.

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What to Expect?

The Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is an interesting tourist information centre with a collection of paintings and photos of KL’s history, plus miniature mock ups of famous city landmarks. Set in a 114-year old, colonial-style building just beside Dataran Merdeka, this free museum is great if you want to find out a little bit more about KL’s history.


1. The highlight here is The Spectacular City Model Show, the largest and first of such kind in Malaysia ! The massive model measures an incredible 40ft x 50ft (12m x 15m), which showcases the city’s past, present and future through a light and sound presentation! Immerse in 9 innovative exhibits – KL Reflection. NEW at KL City Gallery!

2. The wall with a timeline chronicling KL’s history is especially attention-grabbing: it chronicles KL’s origins in the 1850s, to the present: the photos of the official groundbreaking of the Petronas Twin Towers are especially interesting. If you are a local, you can’t help but feel pride; as a foreigner, you are bound to be awed by Malaysia’s milestones.

3. The iconic "I ♥ KL" structure, created with passion for the city, is a bit hit among visitors who love to pose at it! The overnight popularity of the icon has led ARCH to successfully patent the symbol and create the I ♥ KL range of Official Licensed Merchandise.

4. Workshops! Visitors can experience for themselves the making of their own Made in Malaysia gift. Each design lets the participant create his or her own masterpiece by assembling all the veneer parts together to form the art piece or miniature! Here, you can even build your very own Petronas Twin Towers! Individual walk-in is welcome, kindly call contact below to check the availability for the DIY Workshop.

5. It also serves as a Tourist Information Centre, where visitors can get a free copy of the Kuala Lumpur Walks & Tours Map and learn about Old Kuala Lumpur through prints, photos and architectural miniature models.

Be sure to check out the gift store before you leave – the locally-made handicrafts like batik, pewter, hand-woven rugs and more, make for good (and cheap) souvenirs.
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 Address:   Dataran Merdeka, 27, Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

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03-2698 3333

Everyday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  Reviews 4.3   (2,401)
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    Rafi Muhammad Daffa

    a week ago

    Admission to this gallery is free and it provides an awesome insight to the history of Kuala Lumpur, especially the area surrounding the gallery itself. You must visit this gallery if you have the chance in Kuala Lumpur. There is also a restaurant inside the gallery which provides a romantic dining experience but a reservation is required and the queue is often long in the restaurant, especially during the holiday season.

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    Charlie Chan

    2 months ago

    A small and simple gallery to learn about a brief history of Kuala Lumpur. It's also connected to a food court where you could eat but we didn't last time. Tour groups also visit here so be prepared for a flocks of visitors if your timing is not right. AC is not very strong here but good enough to cool down from the heat.

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    Zachary Rose

    3 months ago

    ???? Kuala Lumpur City Gallery: A Must-Visit Attraction! ????

    Located in the historical Merdeka Square, the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery (KL City Gallery) offers a fascinating journey through the city's past, present, and future. Established in 2011, this unique gallery showcases the rich history of Kuala Lumpur and the remarkable growth it has experienced ?.

    Featuring a variety of exhibits, the gallery offers something for everyone. Highlights include a mesmerizing giant KL city model, the iconic 'I ❤️ KL' sculpture ?, and a series of interactive displays that detail the city's evolution. History buffs will love the rare photographs and artifacts on display, while the gift shop offers a plethora of souvenirs to remember your visit.

    KL City Gallery is easily accessible by public transportation, and admission is free! ?? It's open daily from 9 am to 6:30 pm, making it a perfect stop for tourists and locals alike. Don't miss out on this captivating attraction that gives you a snapshot of Kuala Lumpur's remarkable story! ???

    Visit now and immerse yourself in the intriguing tale of a city that continues to thrive and evolve! ??️

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    Jeniffer Sandrasegaran

    3 months ago

    I often come here because KL Library is just next door. I go library on weekly basis. So KL City Gallery is a unique place to explore. The cafe serve good food, but during peak hour and public holidays, the waiting hour just to enter the cafe can be long. Food can be pricey. If you don't plan to eat here, you still can just go to view the gallery. A lot interesting stuffs here. More like art gallery plus museum. Free entry. Overall, a pleasant visit.

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    5 months ago

    The gallery is a very nice place. It's not very big but is very interesting and describes in a concise way the history of Malaysia as well as the history behind each attraction building. In one big hall it contains a huge scale model of the entire city. Also inside the gallery there is a shop selling food and souvenirs. by the way, the entrance is free. Is a place that you must see.

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