Museum Istana

Muzium Istana This museum originally belonged to the Royal Family of Kelantan. This unique blue-and-white palace was built in 1939. It was home of the crown prince, Ismail Petra, till it was handed over to the state and turned into a repository for the history of the Kelantan royal family. There is a magnificent display of royal arts, furniture, and artifacts that belonged to the former sultans.

Originally a palace and a venue for royal weddings, it was one of the first concrete buildings in the state of Kelantan. Built from the inspiration of HRH Sultan Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad IV (1920-1944), this palace was gift for the marriage of his nephew Sultan Yahya Petra Ibni Almarhum, the Sultan Ibrahim Petra (from 1961 to 1979). However, in 1969, this building was transformed into a Royal Museum.

Today, this building is open for anyone who wants to have a view of the royal family of Kelantan and their lifestyle. Each room has installed exhibitions of black and white photographs portraying their social activities, whether it be a birthday celebration, an overseas trips, a royal family portrait, or a black tie event.

Moreover, costumes and furniture antiques are also on display, as well as priceless artifacts including crystal, brass, and silverware. Also, included are the official gifts from the leaders.

Muzium Istana Entry Fee & Visiting Hours

Entrance fee for Adult: RM 2.00 per person Entrance fee for Student’s (below 12 years): RM 0.50 Entrance fee for University Student’s: RM 1.00

Visiting Hours: 09.00am - 5.30pm.