Location: Jalan Pahang, Next to Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Established in: 1983
Highlights: Wet and dry preserved specimens of small mammals
How To Reach: One can reach Biomedical Museum by hiring taxis or
by boarding buses, trains from the city.
The Biomedical Museum, actually, celebrates the applauded vocation of
the Institute of Medical Research (IMR), which has done extensive
biomedical research since its foundation in 1900. Located right next to
Hospital Kuala Lumpur at Jalan Pahang, the museum aims to be a central
biomedical reference depository for IMR and the MOH. At present, this
museum, which was established in 1983, boasts of medical research
materials undertaken by the institute.
Here materials on display comprise of things pertaining to public
health problems in the nation, current research activities, and other
materials regarding teaching, training and research. The museum also has
omnibus of medically significant Malaysian fauna, such as, mammals,
reptiles, insects and parasites. Its historical gallery showcases the
posters covering records of IMR like its achievements and research
write-ups. Moreover, photographs of earlier researchers and their
research activities are also displayed here.
Here you can see an extensive collection of antique laboratory
equipment, like microscopes, scales, and other small tools. Besides,
there are many other things on display for the added interest and
information of visitors, including several publications, annual reports,
and photographs of past directors of IMR.
specimen gallery has a collection of dry specimens of small mammals,
like rodents, squirrels, flying squirrels and flying foxes, and wet
specimens of reptiles, amphibians & mammals, including snakes, frogs
Furthermore, check out the preserved specimens of human organs that are
appropriately labeled. The Biomedical Museum houses many exotic items,
which can quench even the most buffed of travelers. This institute
provides researchers to use its facilities like a source of reference,
particularly on the study of zoonotic diseases and their modes of
transmission. To conclude, Biomedical Museum encloses one of the oldest
and best collections of different animals, and is certainly an
informative place to visit.