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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Address: Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3-2274 2020
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of...

Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood carvings are a consistent favorite.

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Excellent Museum focussing on Islamic Art

Had a thoroughly enjoyable 3 hours in this fascinating Museum. Brilliant examples of stunning Islamic art set in a beautiful, clean, cool building with amazing dome ceilings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really wanted to find out how Islam came to Malaysia so was keen to visit this museum. After my visit I am still unclear. The museum offers no clear narrative about the arrival of Islam in Malaysia but instead a history of Islamic architecture with artefacts relating to historic dress, homeware and weaponry. There are some beautiful displays of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a thoroughly enjoyable 3 hours in this fascinating Museum. Brilliant examples of stunning Islamic art set in a beautiful, clean, cool building with amazing dome ceilings. Wonderful jewellery, furniture, illustrated books, costumes etc. An absolute must see when in KL. This was probably the highlight of my trip to KL.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful art work, replicas, and historic pieces which allow one to move back in time to a better time. We spent several hours and wished it could have been longer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Islamic art museums all around the world. Without a doubt this is the finest. Its collections span from pre-Islamic Arabia through to the modern age, encompassing art from not just Southeast Asia, but also the rest of the Muslim world. A modern museum, it it a work of art in its own right. The highlight for me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its must see place if you want to learn something about islam history and architecture. Very clean, great placement, great jewelleries....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lit of history to learn from. very nice clean environment. Helpfull staff. shops on site to buy islamic culture books etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From architecture to calligraphy and crafts, the IAMM brings some of the history and traditions alive without being imposing or overwhelming. A great start and a pleasant refresher for those interested in the subject

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum with lot of artifacts which provide a comprehensive report on Islamic architecture. It starts with the manuscripts of Quran. There are exhibition areas for Chinese, Indian and Malay world architecture. In separate sections, clothing, weapons currency, Jewellery of Islamic dynasties are displayed. There's stall to buy lot of souvenirs. Prices are moderate. This attraction is perfect for history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just up the street from the National Mosque, you'll find this very, very impressive museum. The exhibits were pretty close to amazing, from art, to calligraphy, to furniture, to handicrafts, and Korans. As a Christian I found it very enlightening. I was pressed for time but saw tons in less than an hour. The staff were warm and welcoming. See... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful building and gardens. The artefacts inside are very good too. Loads to see and gives you a very good insight into islamic art in many different aspects. The models of mosques from many different parts of the world was really interesting, shows how local culture has played a part in construction of places of worship.

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