Opened to the public in 1866, the Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum was once the palace of the Sultan of Johor and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Its grounds cover an area of 53 hectares and it is a well known landmark in Malaysia. The structure of the building features impressive architectural elements, with traces of Renaissance design being incorporated into the build. Collections of rare artefacts, antiques and treasure that once belonged to the Royal Family are on display at a separate gallery area, allowing visitors to get a glimpse of the fascinating lifestyle of the Sultan and his family. The museum is also host to various state ceremonies and events on a frequent basis.
Entrance tickets cost around US$7 for adults and around US$3 for children
Open from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. from Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Mondays)
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults
The treasures, artefacts and antiquities of the Royal Family
Though a designated prayer room at the museum might not be available, plenty of private space is available to make use of during prayer times. Visitors may also choose to visit the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque for prayers.
Plenty of Halal food options are available in the vicinity of the museum. Most Halal restaurants near the museum serve traditional Malaysian cuisine while a number of restaurants serving Indian and Middle Eastern food are also available. Visitors may also go to popular spots in the city such as the Tera-Thai, Huizu Hot Wok, Restaurant Pak Itam, Malay Village and YusBianco, amongst others.