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The KL City Gallery is all about the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. The metropolis has an interesting history and has developed a lot over the centuries. In the KL City Gallery you can get to know the history of Kuala Lumpur and get a great insight.

Kuala Lumpur – visiting the KL City Gallery

The KL City Gallery at the Merdeka Square of Kuala Lumpur

You can find out everything about the KL City Gallery in this article, including opening times, costs, and a personal review.


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The KL City Gallery

The first thing you see from the KL City Gallery is the old colonial building and the ‘I ♥ KL’ sign in front of it. Many visitors stop here first to take a photo for their memories before they even enter the KL City Gallery.

'I love KL' sign in front of the KL City Gallery

Admittedly, we are not the biggest fans of museums and rarely visit them. However, the KL City Gallery is only partly a museum. It is also an interesting information center for tourists, where you can learn about the history of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia.

Entrance to the KL City Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

The entrance fee is currently 10 MYR to support the project and the expansion of the elaborate models. Admission is still free for visitors under 3 years and over 65 years. It is open daily from 9.00 A.M. to 6.30 P.M.

Info: On special occasions such as Christmas, New Year, or other public holidays you can often visit the KL City Gallery for free.

Tickets for the KL City Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

KL City Gallery exhibitions

The KL City Gallery comes in a colonial style on the outside and totally modern on the inside. In addition to exhibitions on old Kuala Lumpur with texts on history, there are models from Little India, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, or the skyline of Kuala Lumpur.

Exhibition on the old Kuala Lumpur in the KL City Gallery

Exhibition on Merdeka Square in the KL City Gallery

Little India in the KL City Gallery of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur skyline sculpture in the KL City Gallery

Model of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur

The miniature version of Kuala Lumpur’s city is the highlight for many visitors. Here you will be shown interesting facts on a huge display behind the model. Including many future projects that will be carried out in Kuala Lumpur.

Exhibition on the future version of Kuala Lumpur, KL City Gallery

Beyond the Horizon - future Kuala Lumpur model in the KL City Gallery

KL City Gallery souvenir shop

It then continues to a few small last exhibition models of Kuala Lumpur before you can leave the KL City Gallery through the souvenir shop. Here you can take a souvenir from Kuala Lumpur with you: everyone will find the right one, from models of the Petronas Tower to key rings or wood carvings. However, it is of course not a must to buy a souvenir, so do not feel pressured to do so. You can simply leave the KL City Gallery.

Souvenir shop at the exit of the KL City Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Conclusion on the KL City Gallery

A short visit is highly recommended, especially if this is your first time in Kuala Lumpur and you want to learn more about the capital of Malaysia. The KL City Gallery is right next to Merdeka Square (from the Sultan Abdul Samad Building on the left side of the large square) and you can connect it with other Kuala Lumpur attractions.

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