Museums & Galleries in Langkawi
Langkawi has several museums giving an insight in to the life of the local population and also depicting the cultural history. You can get an idea of the history of Langkawi by going through this guide, which outlines various museums exhibiting art, history and much more.
Rice is the staple diet of many and this is true for this Malaysian country. The Rice Museum contains large paddy fields and in-depth knowledge about rice cultivation. This museum houses equipment used for rice cultivation and there is a rice farm, a shop, herbal garden and a rooftop garden. If you love novelty, you can check out the sumptuous rice delicacies available here. Visiting hours are 10am to 6pm every day.
Ibrahim Hussein Art Museum
The Ibrahim Hussein Art museum is a haven for art lovers. It was set up by the artist Ibrahim Hussein after 11 years of hard work. This museum, located at Pasir Tengorak, displays selected exhibits which were shown at the inaugural exhibition. There are art works from Hussein and other Malaysian artists here. This museum is open daily between 9am and 6pm, and the entry fee is RM 12.00 for adults.
Islamic Museum, Royal Museum and Heritage Museum
All three museums are located on the premises of the Craft Cultural complex, at Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor. The Islamic museum has several galleries which showcase Islamic culture, while the Royal museum has artifacts related to royalty. You can get some idea about the Malaysian culture by visiting the Heritage Museum. There are different activities like shows, exhibitions and games held here. This museum is open daily between 10am and 6pm, and you need to pay in cash, as they do not accept credit cards.