Malaysia's first interactive telecommunications experience centre. Originally constructed in 1928, this museum has a rich history and information to offer to public in telecommunication industry and its development throughout the decades.
What to Expect?
The old exchange building in Bukit Nanas is located at the intersection of Jalan Gereja and Jalan Raja Chulan over the age of 82 years (1928-2010) was declared a historic landmark by the National Archives of Malaysia Negara. As such, the building was used as a telecommunications museum by Malaysia’s premier. This three-storey building provides an excellent museum exhibit space and features an impressive history.
The property in which the museum is housed itself has a long history with the telecommunications field. Built in 1928, the charming neo-classical building started out life as a manual telephone exchange before becoming British Malaya’s first mechanical exchange a decade later.
Covering three floors, the museum adopts an interactive approach, helping keep the experience as fun as possible.
There is a library on-site that is accessible to the public on weekdays. The museum is located next to the Maybank Numismatic Museum.
Michelle Layantoin the last week
Small museum near Bukit Nanas. Free admission and the collection is clean, neat, structured and well explained. If you come when no have event exhibition schedule, maybe its nothing too much for see, unless you want to know deep about Malaysia telkom history.
Usually, the ground floor is using for event, and you need to up to 1st floor to find their collection. You can check their IG: muziumtelekom to found their event schedule.
Overall, this is a good museum to visit.
Linda Onga month ago
Frankly, it can be improved.
Nothing much to see.
With free entrance, can't complaint much.
Thanks for this museum, kids can see what is old communication tools.
Y E Sa month ago
Muzium Telekom, conveniently located near Bukit Nanas, offers free admission and a self-service experience. Although there are no guided tours, the main exhibit, situated on the 1st floor, provides an air-conditioned haven for visitors seeking respite from the hot and humid conditions outside. Despite its compact size, the museum manages to captivate visitors with a variety of interesting exhibits, showcasing the rich history of telecommunications in Malaysia. Within the exhibit center, there is a dedicated floor with numerous benches and bean bags where visitors can relax and unwind. Additionally, the ground floor features art exhibits and a pleasant canopy area with seating, providing a space for visitors to socialize and linger. It’s worth noting that the restaurant on the ground floor has been abandoned for some time. Unfortunately, wheelchair users may find Muzium Telekom inaccessible as there is no lift to the 1st floor. However, there is a toilet available on the 1st floor. Aside from the exhibits, visitors can also appreciate the charm of the old colonial building that houses the museum, adding an extra element of architectural beauty to the experience.
CL L2 months ago
This place is small but it’s apparently going to expand more in the future. The fact that it’s free is amazing. If you love old stuff, this place is perfect!
Not to mention, the two workers there, Tony and Joe, were the friendliest. They were so helpful and kind as well and gave me tips on traveling alone. Highly recommended!
Lilith4 months ago
I was really excited to come because I saw some cool stuff on TikTok but I guess it was only a special event in November. But on a normal day it’s nothing really special to see unless you’re REALLY interested in communication of the past. There was a cool KL tower statue though. And At least entry was free. I would not be happy if I paid.
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