This may be an unusual one but bear with me! On our hunt this weekend to find new places to visit with children we came across the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum – now I know this may not initially sound very appealing but a) this building is just lovely, shiny and modern, b) entrance is completely FREE (and don’t we all love that!) and c) they have their very own separate Children’s Gallery with loads of fun activities!
In all fairness, even without the special gallery for little people, the museum (which also houses an art exhibition on the 3rd floor) has enough interactive stations throughout to keep children occupied while you wander around; from giant puzzles, colouring tables, touch screen computers, and watermarking your own cheques!
In the Children’s Gallery on the ground floor you enter by walking through a tunnel made of 1 million ringgit’s worth of bank notes and arrive in a bright, colourful room purely aimed at kids.
Play bank teller (both our children have written out cheques and cashed money for daddy!) there’s large interactive games and computers on the walls, you can print out your own money, do coin rubbings, play a giant game of Snakes & Ladders, and even put your face on a bank note!
So even if the rest of the museum isn’t to your liking, this is a different, fairly unique thing to do if you want a free activity to keep little hands busy!
With a nice gift shop downstairs and an impressive coffeeshop, it makes for a good spot to hang out. Oh, and the place was absolutely deserted…. And free! S x