Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Discover the story of how Royal Selangor, a local Malaysian company, became the world’s foremost name in quality pewter.
Experience first-hand how pewters are made by wandering through the galleries and museum exhibits of the modern Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. You will witness real-time pewter crafting at the factory and for a fee, you can learn to create a take-home pewter accessory.
The visitor centre is about 20 minutes by car from the Kuala Lumpur city centre.
Opening Days and Hours
The centre is open daily from 09:00 to 17:00, including public and school holidays.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission to the visitor centre is free. The centre provides free guided tours in English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese
How to Get There
You may get to the visitor centre by Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya line, disembarking at Wangsa Maju station and then taking a 5-minute taxi ride. Alternatively, Royal Selangor provides free shuttle services from major hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Simply ask your hotel concierge to arrange for a pick-up.
The centre is suitable for travelers of all types and ages, especially for pewter or handicraft lovers.
Time to Spend
Visitors are recommended to spend about 2 to 3 hours at the centre.
Apart from viewing the galleries and displays, visitors may participate in workshops and learn to craft a take-home pewter dish at The School of Hard Knocks, or create a pewter accessory from scratch at The Foundry.
After the tour, you may head to the cafe at the visitor centre for coffee, tea, and a delicious selection of home-made cakes and pastries for breakfast or afternoon tea. Meal choices include sandwiches, pasta, salads, and daily lunch specials.
Visitors can easily find accommodation in the city of Kuala Lumpur, ranging from budget hostels, mid-range accommodation to luxury hotels.
Good to Know
Although you can visit the site without any prior booking, you should book in advance with the centre if you would like to participate in any of the workshops.