Kuala Lumpur - Museums
Standing among Kuala Lumpur's skyscrapers at the junction of Jalan
Raja Chulan and Jalan Gereja is a unique two story building of Neo
Classical Greek architecture.
Built in 1928 to house the Central Battery Manual Telephone Exchange, this building with eight imposing pillars as its dominant feature was gazette for conservation in 1985 after the Prime Minister stepped in to stop it from being demolished to make way for a new 26 story office complex. Over 10 million was spent in its restoration.
The building itself was used as a telephone exchange in the old days. Today, this 70-year-old two-storey building contains eight imposing columns and features a sprawling 900 square metres of exhibition space. It is the first interactive museum in the country.
Known as the Museum Telekomunikasi Negara or National Telecommunications Museum it captures 120 years of telecommunications development, from the early days of the Morse Code Telegraph with its "ketuk-ketuk" to the cellular phones and digital networks of today.
Jalan Gereja, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-201 9966
Open: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Tuesday - Sunday.