Galeria Sri Perdana is an interesting museum giving an insight to the day to day life of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his family during his tenure as the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Galeria Sri Perdana is an interesting museum giving an insight to the day to day life of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his family during his tenure as the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. The building in which the museum is housed used to be the PM?s official residence from 1983 until he relocated to the more palatial Seri Perdana in Putrajaya in 1999. The museum still maintains the feel of a private residence and many of the rooms have been left unchanged from Tun Dr. Mahathir?s time, complete with 1980?s era furniture and decor.
The building is divided into a few levels. The first level features the main lounge that used to receive foreign dignitaries. Look out for the fine decorative Malay woodcarvings here. The ground level is also where the meeting room, banquet kitchen, theatre and exhibition hall are found. Meanwhile, the lower ground will take you to the main kitchen and laundry room.
Make your way up to the second floor for something a little more personal. Browse through Dr Mahathir?s collection of hats, shoes and walking sticks. There are also plenty of heartwarming family photos as you weave in through the bedrooms on the upper floor. Be sure to take a stroll outside to see the motor vehicle display corner where a variety of cars and motorcycles given to Dr Mahathir as gifts are kept. Visitors will also find a greenhouse and an aviary.
Fun facts about Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad?s 22 years as Prime Minister:
Tuesday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm.
Friday: 9am to 12pm / 3pm to 5pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 5pm.
Closed on Mondays (except when Monday fall on public and school holidays).
- Only one group pass is required. The pass is priced per trip, not per person.
- There's no need to rent a car or a van. Save money on the transportation rental deposit.
- You are free to plan your own itinerary. Make your travel plans ten times faster.
- You can save up to 30% on your holiday costs. Use the additional money to go shopping later.