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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 days in Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
+60 3-2274 2020
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just the models of the mosques around the world on the first floor can take your breath away. We had a special healing exhibit which was very interesting.

Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum. Great Location near many2 other tourist spots ie Tasik Perdana etc, via walking or light vehicle..

Thank zafrullahm2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum on our way out from the Botanic Garden. We were hot from walking and nearly did not make the decision to go in. We were certainly glad we did. First we went to the cafe for a coffee. The cafe...More

2  Thank Buick54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great museum with a nice collection. Very informative about different aspects of Islamic art throughout the different periods. Near the National Park. I would suggest to visit the Birds Park in the morning and the museum in the afternoon. You can also...More

Thank Paulo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful, quiet respite from the heat of the day and the business of the traders outside the National Mosque next door, the Islamic Arts Museum is one of the most informative and varied museums I've been to in recent years. Very well designed, open...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This must be one of the most special And interesting museums I have ever visited in the world. The displays, layout, and their descriptions are wonderful. The quality of designs material and media used are quite amazing coupled with the fine intricate messages. I left...More

Thank 429Happy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Especially for someone from the west, this is an amazing collection of Islamic art, textiles, coins, etc. It is fascinating to learn the history and how Islam changed local cultures, but then how local cultures influenced Islamic art. Not huge, and my daughter (11) had...More

Thank Clan_K-C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best islamic museums in the world, indeed! The collection is oustanding, very complete and you can admire thousands of beautiful works of art

Thank javiercard2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am amazed that such a wonderful collection exists outside of the famous museums of the world. So many interesting and beautiful objects, so nicely presented. I could have spent the day here. The best thing to see in KL if you like art and...More

1  Thank julians917
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i was here because my best friend got married in the middle of the museum which offers a different perspective & the knowledge gain generates a unique perspective compared to walking down in a museum

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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.
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.
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.