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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
+60 3-2274 2020
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Reviewed today via mobile

We have been before and will come again. It’s a very informative and varied museum with a great restaurant which is always delicious. The gift shop is reasonable in price too. They always have different seasonal exhibits which are interesting. I especially loved the costumes...More

Thank Fatma O
Reviewed today via mobile

This museum offered an excellent overview of Islamic Art from across the Moslem world. It provided good descriptions of the art forms and variations across the regions and over time. I had not seen such comprehensive displays. The things I liked most were the descriptions...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an interesting place. Lots of fascinating artifacts and information on Islamic architecture, calligraphy, textiles, jewelry and weapons. The text is all also in English. Worth the entrance fee!

Thank JoeyPBrenner
Reviewed 4 days ago

Like the most moslim thinks, it is al really big and has nothing in it. The building is nice. But the expesition has so les things that you almost have to surge for it. And the things what are there are just things what you...More

Thank thayfood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very quiet museum. Seems like some locals actually do take their small children in there on strollers to relax. There is a very comprehensive amount of exhibits and information of many dimension of Islam Islamic arts. For enthusiast in this field, this...More

Thank BongPaju
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is architecturally stunning, and showcases a beautiful array of textiles, jewelry, pottery and weaponry form various era of Malay history. It is very well curated, with multilingual signage. There was an amazing featured exhibit on book binding on while we attended.

1  Thank nephron010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i would love to give higher ratings to this museum but i felt that this museum fell short of explanation and guidance. for someone who would love to understand more on islamic art and what each items/paintings represent , i was often left with more...More

Thank Norliyana N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful collection of treasures and history. This is lovely museum and well worth a visit, include it in your itinerary!

Thank KJH0363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the botanic gardens, this small museum feels like a little gem amongst the vast number of museums in KL. Every piece of textile, pottery, bookbinding etc. feels very selected and precious. If you're creative then this collection feels very inspiring. It was very...More

2  Thank Christina F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good displays and quite accessible. It's not exactly off the beaten track but I don't think it gets a lot of visitors which is a pity.

Thank Squizzynet
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12 August 2017|
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Response from Jyostna A | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the price of tickets. I would say you could easily spend more than two hours as there is so much to see. We stayed an hour and a half.
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
Sammie M
17 July 2017|
Response from luluraad . | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It should be around 10-15 ringgit but depends on time of day, taxis charge more if there is traffic. I always take a taxi that charges by the meter cause they try to rip you off. The national mosque is down the road... More