Sultan Alam Shah museum also known as Shah Alam museum is located in the Shah Alam town centre next to the Shah Alam Library and the Shah Alam lake Gardens. The contemporary architectural design concept of the museum building complements the overall development and establishment of the Shah Alam township in the modern era.
The museum exhibits various artefacts and historical treasures connecting to the history of the state of Selangor and Malaysia .
Bits of history and historical regalia of the Royals are also on display. The most interesting features which are on display are the various rooms consisting of the History artefacts. Visitors can walk through the arch, and get the feeling of what other people from few centuries ago using, wearing, and even speaking.
There are also other informative galleries featuring photographs, historical anecdotes, royal regalia and also the development and history of sport in the country.
A noteworthy mention is the cultural gallery which showcases the customs of Malay ethnic in the state, their history and also the early dialects. The museum also showcases various replicas depicting the stories related to the historical background and the daily life of Malay ethnic such as the rituals during and after giving birth, marriage and death ceremonies.
The Natural History gallery also depicts Selangor’s rich heritage in the form of an open diorama, while yet another gallery devoting entirely on the history and establishment of Islamic religion in the state of Selangor.
The museum is open from 9.30am – 5.30 pm every day but closed from 12.00pm – 2.45pm on Fridays for Friday prayers. Entrance is free.