Geological Museum

Geological & Mining Museum

A merger between the Geological Survey Department and Mines Department in 1999, this establishment exhibits a wide array of specimens related to the field of geosciences and mining activities in Malaysia.

The Exhibition Gallery

Occupies an estimated area of 343sqm, this gallery displays a collection of some 600 mineral specimens, 150 rock specimens, 200 fossil exhibits as well as 200 gemstones and ornaments. These exhibits are arranged as such whereby the mineral specimens are displayed according to the classification of chemistry and its structure, rocks in accordance to its origins, and fossils according to its age.

Also, geological, geochemical, hydro-geological, geophysical and mineral resources are display in the form of thematic maps while other interesting features include the geological time-scale which illustrates the evolutionary trend of life from the beginning of the earth’s formation.

In the effort to improve the visual experience of visitors, models and colour photographs of geological structures as well as minerals and fossil specimens have been added in stages. Colour slides of geological specimens are also available in the photographic laboratory while a video show is developed to present the activities of the Geological Survey Department to the public.

Operating Hours

  Morning Afternoon
Monday – Thursday 0830 – 1300 1400 – 1630
Friday 0830 – 1145 1415 – 1630
  • Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Admission: FREE

Group-visits to the Museum are most welcome. Briefing during the visit can be arranged if notified officially in advance to the:-

Director of Technical Services
Technical Services Division
(Geological and Mining Museum)

Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia

Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
P.O. Box 1015
30820 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Tel: 05- 5406000
Fax: 05-5406100


The museum is located within the JMG Malaysia building complex which is about 5 km to the east of the Ipoh City, along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, and faces opposite Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR).

Getting there 

The Geological is situated in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Ipoh. Exit at the Ipoh Selatan Toll from the North-South Expressway. Follow signboards towards Ipoh town and turn into Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah. The Geological Museum will be on your left.

Other Museum at Ipoh Old Town

Darul Ridzuan Museum