Lukut museum and fort

Lukut museum is a delightful source of the mixed history of this area which included violent struggles to dominate the lucrative tin mining industry. © Nic

A visit to the Lukut Historical Complex is a MUST SEE for visitors who love reviewing the amazing history of this area, one that saw excessive violent struggles as the tin industry was a valuable asset to those who controlled it.

The combined Lukut Museum and Fort Lukut is called the Lukut Historical Complex.

Life was tough for the tin miners in the area with long hours and little facilities. © Nic

Lukut subsequently became famous as tin mining centre and left a legacy sound of political and economic system of that time. The Lukut fort gave rise to Raja Busu and many other legendary figures such as Raja Jaafar, Raja Jumaat and Raja Bot.

Back in the 1800’s the fort was about 200m long and 170m wide surrounded by a 5m deep moat spiked with sharpened bamboo stakes to deter attackers. 

Today some remnants of the original fort walls can be seen along with some old Portuguese cannons and boats used in the era.

Old Portuguese cannons on the hillside. © Nic Falconer –

There is a wonderful view from the top of the hill across to port Dickson.

Definitely a MUST visit place.

Visiting Hours

Admission is free and the museum opens everyday from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (except on the first Monday of each month)

It closes on the first two days of Raya Aidil Fitri and first day of Raya Aidil Adha.


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