11.5.12 - Seremban State Museum

We went to the Seremban State Museum, which was situated in Jalan Labu in Seremban. The museum is house in a building reflecting the Minangkabau architecture, with its unique shaped roofs. Admission is free.

Lovely lattice design

Inside the building, at the exhibition area on the ground floor, there is a 14th century human skeleton, displayed in a glass enclosure.

We went outdoors first to see the wooden buildings in their grounds. There was a tall replica of megalithic stones outside.

The boys were most fascinated by the cannons
The Istana Ampang and Rumah Minangkabau in the grounds

We found out that this was a former palace. It was formerly the royal residence in Negeri Sembilan. The building is nearly 150 years old and was built in Kuala Pilah and later on taken down and reassembled here. It was built without any nails. It's remarkable how the wood can last so long. 

Outside the palace
Inside the palace
A Negeri Sembilan house
Wooden fishing boats

A Negeri Sembilan house
The side view

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