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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“famous mosques” (77 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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"famous mosques"
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"national mosque"
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"muslim world"
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"mosque models"
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"on display"
in 91 reviews
"great collection"
in 26 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 70 reviews
"gift shop"
in 85 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"masjid negara"
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"two hours"
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"non muslims"
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"bird park"
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"couple of hours"
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"lake gardens"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is fairly small; it should take you around 1-2 hours to walk through. I particularly enjoyed learning about the various designs to mosques in the first exhibition hall. It costs around RM15 / adult. NO dress code - can wear sleeveless and shorts.

Thank jq236
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum deserves all the positive feedback it is getting. The building is lovely, the exhibits are well thought out and very well presented, and the information provided in English, and presumably in Malay as well, is very clear, providing just enough detail to explain...More

Thank Reginald W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum that educates and informs, and is definitely worth visiting. Lot's of information on the artefacts and exhibits so you can go at your own pace. it does a great job highlighting the richness of the Islamic Arts and history in great exhibition spaces.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has 2 floors, also have a library and a cafe. You can learn the history of Islam inside this museum. This museum also close to bird park and planetarium. The fee is 14 RM per person for foreigner.

Thank Ana2228
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an experience and a musuem in which we spent hours. The artifacs and exhibitions are well presented with a wealth of information. The craftmanship of centuries ago shine out.

Thank Perpetual_Motion
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a top attraction in KL - it really does a great job highlighting the richness of the Islamic Arts in a fantastic space and building. You should not miss it on a trip to KL.

Thank atravellingiwillgo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't planned to go, but then it started raining. I am glad that I visited, some of the pieces were amazing. I especially loved the calligraphy works

Thank angela19chui80
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of pieces of art to offer. For those who wants to understand more about the history of Islam it’s a good place to go

Thank Carlos S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on a beautiful building, the Islamic Arts Museum displays the most elaborate collection of Islamic artifacts, objects, books, and Islamic architecture.

Thank Buni64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum. Gives a nice overview of Islamic art, from Spain to China. Its quiet. After you vist you can enjoy a hight tea.

Thank joseph59
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fiamma11
25 January 2018|
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Response from albertsebastian | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You don't need a guide as all exhibits are well labelled in English. Most of the exhibits are also very visual and displayed in themes. The place is not crowded, so it's a hidden gem of a place and you can move around at... More
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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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KASHOO188
12 August 2017|
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Response from RK_Girish_Menon | Reviewed this property |
It's within 5 minutes of KL Bird Park. Young kids will not find much to keep them entertained, as the exhibits are primarily of historical and cultural interest, I feel. The scale models of the various mosques and Islamic... More
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