The Army Museum Port Dickson (also known as Muzium Tentera Darat) is an interesting and popular attraction in Port Dickson, especially for anyone interested in Malay military history or who likes looking at old military equipment. Port Dickson is the home to many army camps so this is a great place to learn about this part of Malaysian history.
The museum itself is located next to a military base about 7 kilometres away from Port Dickson town. It’s owned by the Malaysian Royal Armed Forces and traces its involvements and achievements through history.
Below, you will find all the information you need to decide if you want to visit the Port Dickson Army Museum and what you need to know for a great visit including what you will see and do, the Army Museum Port Dickson price, opening hours and more.
Address: Kem Sirusa, Persiaran Pahlawan, Kampung Baru Sirusa,, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (map below)
Telephone: 06 646 2359
Army Museum Port Dickson opening hours: 10am – 5pm daily except Tuesdays (closed)
Army Museum Port Dickson entrance fee: Free!
These details are correct at time of research but are subject to change.
Army Museum Port Dickson
The Army Museum consists of two parts. The first part contains galleries which cover the military history of the Malay peninsula. The second part is all about military equipment with items like armoured cars and helicopters to explore. You can climb in some of them.
The military history exhibits cover information from the 16th century Melaka Sultanate, European arrivals, Japanese invasion and everything up until now. There are nine galleries including a recreated tunnel of the the ones used by Communist guerrillas during the Malay Emergency. This is particularly well done and gives you some insights into how the Communist guerillas must have lived.
Some exhibits are just labelled in Malay but most are in English as well.
There is a lot of information in these galleries and anyone interested in military history will enjoy them.
The military equipment is interesting and a lot of fun and is likely to be a hit if you are visiting Port Dickson with kids too. There are jeeps, a train, helicopters, armoured cars and planes.
There is also a memorial fountain dedicated to soldiers who have served Malaysia and a small trail with picnic areas and rope bridges.
It’s easy to spend a couple of hours here and it’s definitely worth stopping by if you have an interest in military history especially as it is free.
Army Museum Port Dickson Food
There is a cafe on site.
Port Dickson Army Museum Map
All in all, we recommend a visit to the Port Dickson Army Museum. It’s one of the best museums in Malaysia and anyone with an interest in military history is sure to enjoy it.
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Joshua is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! He explores Malaysia at least a few times a year and has previously lived in Penang.