Galeri Diraja Tuanku Jaafar
Royal Museum in Seremban

Exterior of Galeri Diraja Tuanku Ja'afar, Seremban


Galeri Diraja Tuanku Jaafar is a royal museum situated in Seremban’s scenic Lake Gardens. It opened in December 2015 in a purpose-built three storey building.

Galeri Diraja Tuanku Jaafar royal couple

The Galeri contains exhibits relating to Tuanku Ja’afar’s 42 year reign as Sultan of Negeri Sembilan. Tuanku Ja’afar was installed as the 10th Yang-di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan in 1967, a position he held until his death in 2008 at the age of 86.


Painting from Minangkabau at Galeri Diraja

Wall displays show the chronology of the Minangkabau rulers beginning with the King of Pariangan, Sumatra in the 1300’s, and the subsequent migration of Minangkabau people from Sumatra to Negeri Sembilan.


Exhibition hall at Galeri Diraja Tuanku Jaafar

Most of the exhibits relate to Tuanku’ Ja’afar’s life history: his early schooling at Seri Menanti Malay School followed by secondary education at Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He then went on to Raffles College in Singapore where his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War. 

After the War he continued his education at Nottingham University, Oxford and the London School of Economics before joining the Malaysian foreign service. He served as a diplomat in a number of countries before taking over as Yang-di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan.

Sports and Hobbies

The Sultan's cricket equipment at Galeri Diiraja

Tuanku Ja’afar was a keen sportsman and the museum has a number of his cricket and golf memorabilia on display.

Painting of Istana Blue Lagoon by Tuanku Ja'afar

He was also an enthusiastic artist and some of his paintings are on show.

Royal Career

Other exhibits include photos of him with world leaders and Malaysian politicians, some costumes, medals and gift items.

Minangkabau House in silver


Nice modern museum with tastefully presented exhibits. Exhibit descriptions are in Bahasa and English. 

Since its opening, more interesting exhibits have been added in the second floor gallery which opened to the public in 2016. These include exhibitions on the Royal Palace of Sri Menanti, the throne area, the Queen and the royal family and a display of HRH’s personal car collection.

2024 Opening Hours and Admission Fee

Open to walk-in visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am - 4.30pm. 

Closed on Mondays.

Pre-book guided tours are available for schools, community clubs etc, on request.

Entrance Fee



Senior Citizen: RM5

Handicapped: RM5

Children below 6 years old are free.

How to Get to Galeri Diraja Tuanku Jaafar

I have marked the exact location on the map on my Top Seremban Attractions page.

Address: Galeri Diraja Tuanku Jaafar, Jalan Taman Bunga, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia

Tel: +606 602 0676 / 0674


You can check with the museum’s Facebook page for news on temporary exhibitions and special events.


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