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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Address: Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 3-2274 2020
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of...

Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood carvings are a consistent favorite.

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Puts the National Museum to shame. Excellent exhibits and artifacts from centuries ago. I am Christian and I learned a lot... Well worth a visit

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Puts the National Museum to shame. Excellent exhibits and artifacts from centuries ago. I am Christian and I learned a lot... Well worth a visit

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's air conditioned, it's cheap, it's full of interesting relics. As others have said, the gift shop has some good stuff. There's no water or drinking fountains on days the cafe is closed. On Mondays, you'll be thirsty unless you plan ahead. If you've seen Islamic museums, still come here anyway to see the models. Very neat.

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happened upon this museum while headed to the KL Bird Park and were in for a treat. So interesting and educational. The admission was worth looking inside the building alone.

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Shenyang, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing museum that gives a wide range of Islamic arts from Spain to Malaysia. Sophisticated and highly detailed of the culture and artifacts of the Muslim world. Meticulously researched and presented. A great place to spend several hours in Kuala Lumpur.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow, definitely worth a visit just to see the models of the masjids from around the world. There is a lot of information about why and how the architecture developed. The various Quran sizes were interesting too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting art work. The whole museum was one of the most intriguing and rewarding I visited in KL.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very informative however lots of on-site reading. Some of the items seem dusty however the rest of the building looks clean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great range of Islamic art in display. From here you can see Islamic art's influences worldwide and the history of it. Also explain the basics of how the painting is structured which I found fascinating .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful collection of art from around the Islamic world. Very comprehensive, and well presented. You probably need at least 3 hours to do it justice. The shop sells a huge amount of varied souvenirs, many with a religious bent, as might be expected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole family enjoyed it, beautifull building and vast collection. My favourite was the jewellery collection,plenty of informative panels in English. A great day out if you combine it with a visit to the lake gardens.

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