Sitting on a tranquil, hilly area in full view of the Seremban Lake, Negeri Sembilan’s Masjid Negeri was built in 1966 and officiated in November 1967 by the state’s Yang Di-Pertuan Besar at that time, Tuanku Jaafar Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The decision to build a state mosque came about after realising that Seremban’s Masjid Jamek was no longer adequate to accommodate the growing number of worshippers.
The mosque features a generally contemporary design with some traditional Minangkabau elements. Its curved concrete roof is held together by nine pillars, representing the nine districts of Negeri Sembilan. The building is painted white as a symbol of purity and enlightenment.