The Kedah State Museum is a main museum in Kedah. It is an ideal place for the history and culture enthusiast to visit the museum. The Kedah State Museum is located in Alor Setar, about 1 hour 13 minutes’ drive from Penang. The Kedah State Museum was built in 1936 and is the center of knowledge about Kedah. This museum is house of a largest collection of Kedah Historical, culture, and royal heritage. The collection includes Chinese porcelain and artifacts from the archaeological in Bujang Valley. This museum is also a research center on Kedah civilization.
From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines provides daily flights to Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Alor Setar. Once you reach airport you can catch taxi to Kedah State Museum where the journey only takes approximately 11 minutes’ drive away.
From Kuala Lumpur you can use North South Expressway heading north towards Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (interchange 177) into Alor Setar which is about 4km from the exit. Continue your journey for another 4 minutes to reach Kedah State Museum.
Alor Setar has a railway station which is served by ETS trains. You may take ETS train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station to reach Alor Setar Train Station.
You can start with a visit to the prominent landmark in the Alor Setar City Center which is Alor Setar Tower. This tower stands at a height of 165.5m. This tower is the 19th tallest tower in the world and the second highest after the Kuala Lumpur Tower. You can see here, the design resembles a huge of paddy stalks that are tied together.
Masjid Zahir is one of the famous landmarks in Alor Setar that you can visit during your trip to Kedah State Museum. The mosque features different black domes includes one main dome and five smaller domes which represent the five tenets of Islam. The architectural design of this mosque is similar to the mosque in North Sumatera.
Don’t miss to visit Tun Dr. Mahathir’s Birth Place, the Malaysia’s fourth and the longest-serving Prime Minister. Here you can read about his life as well as his achievements. The items display includes furniture, documents on family descent and school photographs.
Sultan Abdul Halim Gallery is one of the recommended places to visit during your trip to Kedah State Museum. It takes only 5 minutes to reach the gallery from the museum. The gallery features over 2000 items from the personal collection of the Sultan Kedah.
Paddy Museum is a must visit destinations while you are in Alor Setar. It takes only 12 minutes from Kedah State Museum to this museum. The museum resembles bushels of harvested rice stalks and has an interesting collection of paddy related exhibits from the tools to information on cultivation and harvesting.
Royal Signature Hotel is a 4-star hotel is a splendid choice when you are visiting Alor Setar. This hotel located nearby tourist attractions such as Alor Setar Tower within 0.6 km and Zahir State Mosque within 0.7 km. For travelers who wish to travel with luxury and comfortable stay in Alor Setar, Royal Signature Hotel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.
Fuller Hotel Alor Setar is a 2-star hotel located in Alor Setar City Center. The distance is only 1.3 km from hotel to Kedah State Museum. Fuller Hotel Alor Setar is a perfect choice for travellers looking for travel comfortably on budget.