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Muzium Diraja Istana Batu (Royal Museum)

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It was passed onto Sultan Ismail Petra as his official residence and then declared a museum in 1991.

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As simple as this building presents itself it has quite a colourful history and is jam-packed with collectibles and royal possessions, such as gifts, paintings, clothes and even hunting ’trophies’ such as a tiger skin rug and a stuffed ostrich.


Muzium Diraja Istana Batu (Royal Museum)
Located across from the Kraft Village, Jalan Tok Semian
Sat-Thu 08:30-16:45
T: (09) 748 7737
Admission: 1-2 ringgit

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