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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%
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“famous mosques” (75 reviews)
“national mosque” (144 reviews)
“mosque models” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant place so much to see and learn!!! I could have spent all day here. The gift shop is great to.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a lot to see and quite learned, like the V & A in London. Reasonable price and charming staff. Photography allowed without flash. Smart cafe and loos.

Thank PatrickQ186346
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place for architecture and culture ..beautiful mosque architectures and nice arts everywhere. There is a free kids art workshop every Saturday and Sunday in the noon for kids aged below 12..

Thank Jhar548
Reviewed 6 days ago

Time well spent learning about art and the dissemination of ideas for hundreds of years. Contemporary art and craft (textiles) exhibits are especially worth seeing.

Thank 929mntraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has it all - displays on Islamic architecture, glassware, jewelry, clothing, coins, ceramics, paintings, rugs... as well as special exhibitions on Muslims in Australia and bookbinding.

Thank travellingKarrieG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating for a westerner like me to see the models of the great mosques and some explanation of the art and illustrations of the holy texts. This is housed in a wonderful structure and well worth the entrance fee.

Thank Colin A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a well organized museum and it is worth the visit. Also the gift shop is nice and it has gifts from all over the Muslim world.

Thank Deina2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice selection of ancient tapestries & fabrics focusing on the involvement & expertise of Islamic craftsmen in fine fabrics, as well as an interesting display of miniature buildings (mosques) around the world. I was disappointed there was no mention of the prayer rug-as it...More

Thank jmsundstrom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Islamic Arts Museum (IAMM) is one of the best museums in Malaysia with over 7000 top quality artefacts from all over the Islamic world. Opened in 1998, the museum has 30,000 sq.m. of exhibition space and is located in a quiet corner of Kuala...More

Thank amirhossein f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum. I especially enjoyed the models of mosques around the world and the special exhibits.

Thank Sarah S
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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.
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