Geological Museum
Muzium Geologi
Established1957
LocationIpoh, Perak, Malaysia
Coordinates4°35′48.5″N 101°07′11.5″E / 4.596806°N 101.119861°E / 4.596806; 101.119861Coordinates: 4°35′48.5″N 101°07′11.5″E / 4.596806°N 101.119861°E / 4.596806; 101.119861
Typemuseum

The Geological Museum (Malay: Muzium Geologi) is a museum in Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia.

History

The construction of the museum started in July 1955 when the groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Perak Crown Prince Idris Shah II of Perak. The museum was finished and opened in 1957.[1] The museum was extensively renovated and upgraded to increase the exhibition space and collections under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.

Architecture

The museum occupies an area of 343 m2. The building forms an integral part with the Minerals and Geoscience Department Complex of Ipoh.

Exhibitions

The museum is divided into seven zones, ranging from the history of the museum and department, history of earth, dinosaur, minerals, mining activities, mineral exploration, geological hazards etc. It displays more than 600 types of minerals and various stones.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Geological Museum". Ipoh Tourism Board Official Website. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ Leong, Ewe Paik (16 February 2017). "10 tourist attractions in the Kinta Valley". New Straits Times. Retrieved 18 November 2021.