Saturday, 22 October 2016

Sungai Lembing Museum

Muzium Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing Museum
Jalan Museum
Sungai Lembing
26200 Kuantan
Pahang Darul Makmur

Operating Hours

0900 - 1700 daily
Closed on first day of Eid ul Fitr/Adha

Sungai Lembing Museum

This museum is situated on a hill. No public vehicle is allowed to go up to the museum. There is a small parking area just outside the museum's gate.

The ticket office is at the foot of the hill, near the entrance. Next to the ticket office are the souvenir shop and washroom. I dropped by the souvenir shop and I must say that I was impressed with their offerings. A lot better than most museums I've visited.


Admission Fee(s)

Adult - RM2
Senior Citizen/Disabled - RM1
Child - Free

Adult - RM5
Child - RM2

Sungai Lembing Museum

Considering the museum's location, I thought it must be some angmoh tin mine manager's bungalow or police station. It turned out to be the former and also the place for His Majesty, Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Muadzam Shah (4th Ruler of Pahang) to stay while visiting in Sungai Lembing.

Personally, I think that the museum is managed fairly well. The information on tin mining and other relevant topics are well-presented in many forms of media and style. They have diorama, video presentation, photos and graphs along with the many artefacts on display. My only comment would be on the layout. The flow should be improved. I had trouble finding some galleries because they were outside the main hall.  

Sungai Lembing Museum
Go out of the 'house' to find more galleries before going upstairs

Sungai Lembing Museum
Impressive full scale diorama of tin mine and video presentation

Sungai Lembing Museum
Mining Machines Collection

Muzium Sungai Lembing
Upstairs 'Living Room' - video on Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing Museum
Master bedroom 

Overall, plan to spend about 2 to 3 hours in this museum. However, I do not recommend taking the elderly and disabled for a visit due to various inconvenient museum settings.

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