With its origins dating back to the early 20th century, the Johor Art Gallery was once used by the Imperial Army of Japan as their headquarters during the Second World War. The building itself features colonial-style architecture and old English design elements, with its white-washed walls and majestic pillars. The two storeys of the art gallery exhibit various art pieces such as paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, ceramics, as well as a number of historic items such as traditional weaponry, clothing, currency and manuscripts. Visitors should keep in mind that footwear should be removed before entering the museum premises, in accordance with Malay customs.
Free of charge
Open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (from Monday to Friday)
Around 1 - 2 hours
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults
Colonial style architecture, art pieces and the historic exhibits
Though a designated prayer room might not be available, it is possible to enquire for a private area that can be used during prayer times. Visitors may also visit one of the mosques in the city - the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, the Masjid India or Masjid Jamek Bandar BaruUda.
Halal restaurants and food options will be available in the vicinity of the Johor Art Gallery and throughout the city. Malay Village, YusBianco, Banafee Village and SateyTelukIskandarMersing are amongst the famous spots in Johor Bahru.