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 National Museum of Singapore ALSO READ: A Guide to Your Next Layover in Singapore Yangon National Museum ALSO READ: Yangon, Myanmar Travel Guide: 14 Spots to Visit Angkor National Museum Ayala Museum Museum of Vietnamese History Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Bali Museum COPE Visitor Centre ALSO READ: A Guide to a Day Tour in Vientiane, Laos National Museum of Anthropology Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall ALSO READ: 24 Hours in Bangkok, Thailand: A Travel Guide NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Sarawak State Museum National Museum of Natural History National Museum of Natural History Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum SiamGems Heritage Thai Island and Sea Natural History Museum Thai Island and Sea Natural History Museum. Photo by 4travel.jp Kipandi Butterfly Farm Rainforest Discovery Centre Kuching Cat Museum Natural History Museum Bandung Geological Museum ART AND CULTURE MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Erawan Museum Agung Rai Museum of Art The World Coffee Museum The World Coffee Museum. Photo by klook.com Vientiane Museum of Contemporary Arts National Gallery of Singapore National Gallery of Singapore. Photo by artnet.com Peranakan Museum Peranakan Museum. Photo by artsandculture.google.com Indian Heritage Centre Indian Heritage Centre Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Photo by worldtradecentrekl.com.my Ullen Sentalu Museum Ullen Sentalu Museum. Photo by theweddingvowsg.com Motag Living Museum Trying out planting rice at Motag Living Museum Aklan SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Red Dot Design Museum Red Dot Design Museum. Photo by red-dot.org The Mind Museum ArtScience Museum Science Centre Singapore Petrosains, The Discovery Centre National Science Centre National Science Museum Planetarium Sultan Iskandar Planetarium Sultan Iskandar. Photo by flickr.com SkyWorld Indonesia Philippine Science Centrum QUIRKY MUSEUMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Wonder Food Museum The Dessert Museum The Dessert Museum. Photo by befreetour.com MINT Museum of Toys MINT Museum of Toys. Photo by klook.com Glass Museum Teddy Bear Museum Teddy Bear Museum. Photo by kkday.com PG Gold Museum PG Gold Museum. Photo by travelcanbecheap.com Malagos Chocolate Museum Malagos Chocolate Museum. Photo by malagoschocolate.com Blockbuster Museum Surabaya Blockbuster Museum Surabaya. Photo by lovesuroboyo.org Dark Mansion – 3D Glow in the Dark Museum Dark Mansion – 3D Glow in the Dark Museum. Photo by femalemag.com.my Parody Art Museum