Darul Ridzuan Museum was officially opened by HRH Raja Nazrin Shah Regent of Perak at Ipoh on 18 August 1992. The building was originally the home a famous mine boss, Foo Choong Yit. Building a British design has four rooms upstairs, two rooms on the ground floor and four rooms in the back that houses the cooks, drivers, gardeners and barber. It was erected in 1926. For safety reasons, two underground shelters were built and used during World War II.
After independence, the upper floors were used as office buildings has Civil Service Commission (PSC), while the Office of Community Development (Last) Perak downstairs. Office Complex SPA later moved to Islam in 1989 and moved to Building Seri KEMAS Kinta.
Now, Ridzuan Museum exhibit about the three networks of specialization:
i) Ipoh City Gallery
ii) Mines Gallery
iii) Forest Gallery