museums in southeast asia

50 Mind-Blowing Museums to Visit on Your Southeast Asia Tour

One thing I will always do whenever visiting a new city is to visit a museum. Whether it’s a history museum or an art gallery, I believe it tells something about the heart and soul of the city you are in, hence you will be able to get to know the place better. Southeast Asia, a region that is rich in history and culture, has a lot of museums that you can visit.

I have subdivided this article into 5 categories: history museums, natural history museums, art and culture museums, science and technology museums, and quirky museums. I have included their basic information and links to where you could get the tickets wile I am working out with my thorough research and storytelling of my experiences in some of these museums.

So, without further ado, I am presenting the list! 🙂

HISTORY MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

National Museum of Singapore

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National Museum of Singapore
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ALSO READ: A Guide to Your Next Layover in Singapore

Yangon National Museum

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Yangon National Museum. Photo by klook.com
66 Pyay Rd, Yangon 11191, Myanmar (Burma)
+95 1 378 652
Tuesday-Sunday, 930AM-430PM
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ALSO READ: Yangon, Myanmar Travel Guide: 14 Spots to Visit

Angkor National Museum

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Angkor National Museum. Photo by madmonkeyhostels.com
968 Vithei, Charles De Gaulle, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 63 966 601
Monday-Sunday, 830AM-6PM
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Ayala Museum

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Ayala Museum
Greenbelt Park, Makati Avenue, corner Dela Rosa Street, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila
(02) 7759 8288
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Museum of Vietnamese History

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Museum of Vietnamese History. Photo by vietfuntravel.com
2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
+84 28 3829 8146

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
សង្កាត់​បឹង​កេងកង​៣ ខណ្ឌ​ចំការ​មន, St 113, Phnom Penh 12304, Cambodia
+855 23 665 5395
Saturday-Thursday, 8AM-4PM; Friday, 830AM-1230PM
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Bali Museum

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Bali Museum
ffb6c3Jl. Mayor Wisnu No.1, Dangin Puri, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232, Indonesia
+62 361 222680
Saturday-Thursday, 8AM-4PM; Friday, 830AM-1230PM
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COPE Visitor Centre

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COPE Visitor Centre
Boulevard Khou Vieng, Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 241 972
Monday-Sunday, 9AM-6PM

ALSO READ: A Guide to a Day Tour in Vientiane, Laos

National Museum of Anthropology

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National Museum of Anthropology. Photo by tupanggala.com
Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
(02) 8528 4912

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

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Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
100 Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 621 0044
Tuesday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM

ALSO READ: 24 Hours in Bangkok, Thailand: A Travel Guide

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Sarawak State Museum

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Sarawak State Museum. Photo by wikimedia.org
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Taman Budaya, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
+60 82-244 232
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National Museum of Natural History

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National Museum of Natural History
Teodoro F. Valencia Circle, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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Lee kong Chian Natural History Museum. Photo by cheekiemonkie.net
2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377
+65 6601 3333

SiamGems Heritage

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SiamGems Heritage. Photo by siamgemsheritage.com
234 Pradit Manutham Road, Nuanchan, Bueng Kum, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
+66 2 766 9500
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Thai Island and Sea Natural History Museum

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Thai Island and Sea Natural History Museum. Photo by 4travel.jp
2010 Samaesarn, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20180, Thailand
Monday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM
+66 38 432 475

Kipandi Butterfly Farm

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Kipandi Butterfly Farm. Photo by kinabalu-home.blogspot.com
89500 Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia

Rainforest Discovery Centre

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Rainforest Discovery Centre. Photo by zeotrip.com
Jalan Fabia, Sepilok, 90715 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
+60 89-533 780

Kuching Cat Museum

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Kuching Cat Museum. Photo by sarawaktourism.com
Bangunan DBKU, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
+60 82-446 688
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Natural History Museum

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Natural History Museum. Photo by xinhuanet.com
171 Upper Pansodan Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Bandung Geological Museum

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Bandung Geological Museum. Photo by travelingyuk.com
Jl. Diponegoro No.57, Cihaur Geulis, Kec. Cibeunying Kaler, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40122, Indonesia
Saturday-Thursday, 8AM-4PM
+62 22 7213822

ART AND CULTURE MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Erawan Museum

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Erawan Museum. Photo by viator.com
99 Bang Mueang Mai, Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
+66 2 371 3135
Monday-Sunday, 9AM-7PM
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Agung Rai Museum of Art

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Agung Rai Museum of Art. Photo by tripexpert.com
Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Monday-Sunday, 9AM-6PM
+62 361 976659
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The World Coffee Museum

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The World Coffee Museum. Photo by klook.com
Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Tân Lợi, Thành phố Buôn Ma Thuột, Đắk Lắk 630000, Vietnam
Monday-Sunday, 8AM-6PM
+84 899 355 368
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Vientiane Museum of Contemporary Arts

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Vientiane Museum of Contemporary Arts. Photo by vientianemca.com
Southern Bus Station, Laos
Monday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM
+856 30 51 40 717
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National Gallery of Singapore

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National Gallery of Singapore. Photo by artnet.com
1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
+65 6271 7000
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Peranakan Museum

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Peranakan Museum. Photo by artsandculture.google.com
39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
+65 6332 7591

Indian Heritage Centre

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Indian Heritage Centre
5 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209924
+65 6291 1601
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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Photo by worldtradecentrekl.com.my
Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2092 7070

Ullen Sentalu Museum

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Ullen Sentalu Museum. Photo by theweddingvowsg.com
Jl. Boyong No.KM 25, Kaliurang, Hargobinangun, Kec. Pakem, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55582, Indonesia
+62 274 895161

Motag Living Museum

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Trying out planting rice at Motag Living Museum Aklan

Malay, Aklan
Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM
0921 556 3111

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Red Dot Design Museum

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Red Dot Design Museum. Photo by red-dot.org
11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940
+65 6514 0111
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The Mind Museum

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The Mind Museum. Photo by themindmuseum.org
JY Campos Park, 3rd Ave, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
(02) 7909 6463
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ArtScience Museum

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ArtScience Museum
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
+65 6688 8888
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Science Centre Singapore

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Science Centre Singapore. Photo by visitsingapore.com
15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
+65 6425 2500
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Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

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Petrosains, The Discovery Centre. Photo by hellotravel.com
Petronas Twin Tower, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2331 8181
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National Science Centre

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National Science Centre. Photo by worldtradecentrekl.com.my
Persiaran Bukit Kiara Bukit Damansara, Bukit Kiara, 50662 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2089 3400

National Science Museum

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National Science Museum. Photo by nsm.or.th
เทคโนธานี ถนนเลียบคลองห้า Khlong Ha, Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
+66 2 577 9999

Planetarium Sultan Iskandar

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Planetarium Sultan Iskandar. Photo by flickr.com
Jalan Taman Budaya, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
+60 82-251 275

SkyWorld Indonesia

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SkyWorld Indonesia. Photo by lakupon.com
Taman Among Putro Skyworld Indonesia, Jl. Taman Mini Raya, RT.1/RW.10, Lubang Buaya, Kec. Cipayung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13810, Indonesia
Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM; Saturday-Sunday, 8AM-5PM
+62 21 29369593

Philippine Science Centrum

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Philippine Science Centrum. Photo by explora.ph
1800 Riverbanks Ave, Marikina, 1800 Metro Manila
(02) 8942 5136

QUIRKY MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Wonder Food Museum

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Wonder Food Museum. Photo by klook.com
49, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
+60 4-251 9095
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The Dessert Museum

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The Dessert Museum. Photo by befreetour.com
Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, 1300
(02) 8838 7927
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MINT Museum of Toys

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MINT Museum of Toys. Photo by klook.com
26 Seah St, Singapore 188382
+65 6339 0660
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Glass Museum

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Glass Museum. Photo by malaysianfoodie.com
6, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
+60 4-251 9880
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Teddy Bear Museum

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Teddy Bear Museum. Photo by kkday.com
436/49 หมู่ที่ 9 ซอย 1 Beach Rd, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Monday-Sunday, 1030AM-730PM
+66 38 411 285
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PG Gold Museum

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PG Gold Museum. Photo by travelcanbecheap.com
95, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
+60 4-261 9999
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Malagos Chocolate Museum

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Malagos Chocolate Museum. Photo by malagoschocolate.com
Malagos Garden Resort, Malagos, Baguio District, Calinan – Baguio Rd, Dabaw, 8000 Lalawigan ng Davao del Sur
Monday-Sunday, 6AM-4PM
(082) 221 8220
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Blockbuster Museum Surabaya

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Blockbuster Museum Surabaya. Photo by lovesuroboyo.org
Jl. Kenjeran No.463-465, Gading, Kec. Tambaksari, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60134, Indonesia
Friday-Sunday, 1PM-9PM
+62 812-4602-9455
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Dark Mansion – 3D Glow in the Dark Museum

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Dark Mansion – 3D Glow in the Dark Museum. Photo by femalemag.com.my
145, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
+60 4-251 9694
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Parody Art Museum

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Parody Art Museum. Photo from airasia.com
159 119 Northpattaya 2/2, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
+66 33 047 103

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