Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Museum

Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Museum

free entry


4.3/5 Pros

  • Nicely made, small place
  • Picturesque building
  • Free entry

The Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has deeply won my heart. I really loved being in the country during my two recent trips. The city and the country is full of interesting sights. In February 2024, I spent some time there and also had a look to some of the less popular sights. One of them is the Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Museum (or Muzium Telekom in local language). Here is my review of this place.


Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Museum – Location & Admission

The museum is located in the Bukit Kewangan district. The Menara Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Lumpur Tower and the tropical rain forest park Taman Eko-Rimba KL is in short walking distance. In addition to using the really cheap driving service Grab, you can quite easily reach the museum by public transport. The Muzium Telekom bus stop is served by line 02. The metrorail station Masjid Jamek is also nearby. It is served by the Kelana Jaya Line / red line.

The Telecommunications Museum is opening daily. Times are 9:00 to 17:00. The admission is free. The exhibition is located in the second floor of the historic building. However, the yard at the rear of the building is also having some sculptures like a giant telephone sculpture.


Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Museum – The Visit

The museum majorly consists of three rooms. It starts with very early forms of communications (including replicas of stone script boards and similar items) and then more and more moves forward in time. Of course, there is always a global touch as well – but overall, the museum is nicely focusing on the situation and key events in Malaysia. This also includes presenting key people who played a big role in Malaysian communications. The museum is very illustrative, they also use some mock-ups and puppets to visualize the development documented.

The rear room of the museum, where the Muzium Telekom is presenting rather recent history, is also having a lot of original exhibits. One of the key displays is a rack full of historic telephones and historic communication devices. In this area, there are also some telephone central connection office machines.


Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Museum – Digital Arts Exhibition

The building also hosts a digital arts gallery. For foreign visitors, admission is 15 MYR, roughly 3 Euro. You can stay in there as long as you like. The exhibition is restarting some every 15 minutes. It was a really nice experience to me. At the beginning, I was more or less alone in there, before a school group visited the gallery as well. While they felt it is bothering to me, I enjoyed how young Malaysian kids consume and anticipate this special piece of arts.


Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Museum – Services

From the yard of the museum, you can also enter a small cafe. It is rather popular and a nice place to hang out and relax. The staff in the museum and the digital gallery as really friendly and helpful.


Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Museum – My View

The Muzium Telekom is likely not a must-visit. However, it is a really nicely made small place and it is close to some very popular tourist destinations. I really enjoyed being there and really liked the exhibition and the building as such. Thus, I would still recommend to put it on your bucket list for Kuala Lumpur.


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