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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Address: Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
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+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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Fantastic and good value for money ......

A great day out and some very interesting collections, well laid out and thought through. Paid M$12 each to get in and it was a good break in the middle of a hot day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great day out and some very interesting collections, well laid out and thought through. Paid M$12 each to get in and it was a good break in the middle of a hot day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum was an eye opener. I loved the architecture of the museum itself as well as the amazing miniatures hall inside. Seeing mosques from all over the world was fascinating. I also loved the clothing exhibit and the mathematics of decorative tiles.

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited at the recommendation of our Hotel Manager and were very glad we did. The entry price 14MYR is very reasonable and the displays are quite interesting and educational. A lovely quiet place to wander around on a hot day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative and educational. The spread of Islam in India very interesting, brought back my history lessons live.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is a must. Coming from America and touring with Americans, there was some hesitency to come to this museum initially. However, when you spend any time in KL and you are surrounded by mutliple cultures and many muslims the attitudes change. This museum is beautiful, peaceful and cool. Through the whole South East Asia vacation, we encoutered people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With a 14rm entrance free you cannot go wrong. Clean open concept with middle eastern design elements. Has information on design and architecture of mosques from different regions and different times in history, as well as influence and its entry into different parts of the world especially in china and india. Coins dating back to 12th century, clothing and ceramics... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very interesting and informative place. Well signed to be able to walk through by youself. Nice restuarant for some traditional meal.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perhaps my ignorance comes to light in our trip to the Islamic Arts Museum but I wasn't particularly interested in too much of the displays with a lot of it appearing to be very 'samey' from my point of view. I do have to stress that this is just my opinion on it and i'm sure people with an established... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum provide a lot of information to learn about Islam in general and about its history in India and China. The Quran section gives a wonderful display of the progression of Arabic calligraphy. Very quite and calm atmosphere. Information is provided for all the objects.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Located in interesting building with a lovely courtyard reminisc ent of the andalusian courtyard of tha alcazar in sevilla. Exhibits were of special interest. Recommend

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