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The history of museums in Malaysia began in 1883 when the British government established the Perak Museum, Taiping. This was followed by the Sarawak Museum in Kuching in 1888 and subsequently Selangor Museum in 1906.

The construction of the museum began in 1959 and has completed in August 1963. It was officially declared opened by His Majesty, the Third Yang di-Petuan Agong, Tuanku Syed Putra Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail. 

The Nostalgia of Anak Kampung Traditional Games Virtual Exhibition

The exhibition aims to revisit the fun of playing traditional games that are now being forgotten by today's younger generation. The love of traditional games can be inculcated through this exhibition as well as preserving the cultural heritage of traditional games among Malaysians.

Muzium Negara AR is an application which enables the public to access information on 28 selected collections of the National Museum in  augmented reality (AR) in 2D and 3D. However, this AR experience can only be enjoyed by visitors to the National Museum. Visitors will need to download the application before or during their visit to the National Museum and scan the QR code provided to enjoy this experience. Muzium Negara AR operates in the environment of Android 7.0 and above and iOS 12 and above, and may be downloaded from Google Play, App Store and Huawei AppGallery.

Apart from the AR experience, this application is the platform for visitors to the National Museum to have a virtual experience and obtain general information about the National Museum (ticket prices, operating hours, guided tours and the like), area plan and floor plan of the National Museum, facilities and conveniences available, information about each gallery (general information, segment and location), news feeds, programmes and current activities, trivia on the National Museum building, its social media platforms (website, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok & Telegram) and the nearest tourist attractions.