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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
+60 3-2274 2020
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Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood carvings are a consistent favorite.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“famous mosques” (79 reviews)
“national mosque” (148 reviews)
“muslim world” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
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+60 3-2274 2020
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Reviewed yesterday

When you to go Kuala Lumpur, don't miss out on the Islamic Arts Museum. The gift shop is an added bonus and you'll want to purchase everything!

Thank Mochavoca
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this place. The location is very near with National Mosque of Malaysia. So if you come to National Mosque, is not a bad idea to visit this museum. You could see miniature of famous Mosque around the world, and others.

Thank heranindya k
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not religious but this place is just amazing and sublime. The art is just so beautiful as is everything here. It is worth a visit whether you have any interest in Islam or not. Also, I thought that there would be dress restrictions here...More

Thank apj101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the better curated museum in Kuala Lumpur. Approachable distance by foot from KTM Kuala Lumpur.

Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While ther is no one WOW item, there are lots of quality exhibits all clearly labelled. Really liked the tiles and the models of mosques around the world

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a leafy area of KL we decided to visit the museum. It is a grand structure with large airy rooms displaying a large assortment of metalwork, textiles, manuscripts and miniature paintings. There is a shop which is fairly well stocked and a restaurant...More

Thank RomanovTraveller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is well kept as is the collection. There are interesting Islamic artifacts from various countries, including some from Malaysia. The upper floors are probably more interesting with the jewellery and ceramics, among other items such as guns, armour etc. As mentioned, do not...More

Thank yss97
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are constraint in time like me then plan to stay only two hours. The place is nice and Museum is nice heritage history for muslim society.

Thank 423khaledr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was on top of our list due our stay in Kuala Lumpur and rightly so. We were mesmerised by the decor and the unique collection of artefacts from the minute we walked in. There are lots of school children making use of the...More

Thank Swisschocmad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is not free, it’s only free to visit the library or cafe or gift shop. And they do not accept credit cards, only CASH. Most was well marked but there were a variety of collections which seemed a bit incohesive at times. Could...More

Thank Carter S
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Royal R
22 April 2018|
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Response from sceptic17 | Reviewed this property |
yes, we took lots of pictures, not so sure on tripod, I would think it's fine but just double check with the museum first.
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fiamma11
25 January 2018|
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Response from rosiejessica | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you need a guide, but if only you are looking for a very detail information for it. The exhibits are clearly explain in English.
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KASHOO188
12 August 2017|
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Response from westham66 | Reviewed this property |
It was around 30 MR for two adults. We spent about 2 hours looking at the exhibits. We did not try the restaurant so cannot comment on that. We enjoyed the museum and it was lovely and cool inside.
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