Visitors of all ages and conditional group visits will now be allowed at Muzium Negara in Kuala Lumpur under its updated pandemic SOP guidelines.
When Muzium Negara reopened on June 16 (after being shuttered since March 18), only visitors between the ages of 13 and 60 were allowed and group visits were strictly prohibited.
“On July 1, the National Security Council updated its SOP for visitation to cultural premises. Following that, the Department Of Museums Malaysia (DMM) decided to lift the age restriction.
“This is great news because we are getting more and more visitors now. The only thing we ask is for parents to keep an eye on their children so that the SOPs are adhered to, ” says Roslelawati Abdullah, DMM’s corporate communication director.
The updated SOPs apply to all 21 museums under the administration of the DMM. Public health safety guidelines such as wearing face masks, social distancing, and temperature checks are also in place.
Only a maximum of 100 visitors is allowed to be in Muzium Negara at any one time.
Besides Muzium Negara’s regular galleries (four in total), visitors can also check out its newest exhibition called Malaysia Harmony by cultural diorama enthusiast Foo Loke Kee.
This show, which ends on July 31, features 12 dioramas and more than 400 miniature figurines.
Five more exhibitions and programmes are planned until the end of the year, including a National Day exhibition in August and a Museum Night Trail on Dec 5 and 6.
Muzium Negara is open Tuesday to Sunday (9 am-5 pm). Closed on Mondays.
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