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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
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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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This excellent museum, with its beautiful, contemporary building and superb exhibits and displays, should be high on everyone's list, if they are interested in ceramics, textiles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This excellent museum, with its beautiful, contemporary building and superb exhibits and displays, should be high on everyone's list, if they are interested in ceramics, textiles, jewellery and works on paper. A fascinating collection, with a lovely restaurant near the museum shop - perfect for lunch or a cool drink. A KL must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent array of islamic arts from the past and from all over the world. Most of the things human built are works of art,so you'll find many things that's related to islamic history here. Architectures, ceramics, weapons, armors, etc.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Believe it or not, the moment I entered the building I sensed tranquility and calm in my mind. The art pieces are amazing. The staffs are super friendly and helpful, and the place is spacious and clean. It is a great weekend getaway from daily's hustle and hassle , and I will certainly visit again soon.

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Sagada, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommended to visit this museum. Much better maintained than the National Museum. Beautiful artworks and a good introduction to Islamic art.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is a hidden gem. The multi-level space is light and airy. The galleries provide a glimpse into the varied and fascinating world of Islamic art, architecture, jewellery, textiles, metalworks, arms and armour, and more. Exhibits come from the Malay world, India, China, and beyond. Don't forget to look up into the domes over the galleries, and to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in heart of the city near national mosque, have many many old Quran Pak versions and many Islamic culture related items, so big and well maintained.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really wanted to find out how Islam came to Malaysia so was keen to visit this museum. After my visit I am still unclear. The museum offers no clear narrative about the arrival of Islam in Malaysia but instead a history of Islamic architecture with artefacts relating to historic dress, homeware and weaponry. There are some beautiful displays of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a thoroughly enjoyable 3 hours in this fascinating Museum. Brilliant examples of stunning Islamic art set in a beautiful, clean, cool building with amazing dome ceilings. Wonderful jewellery, furniture, illustrated books, costumes etc. An absolute must see when in KL. This was probably the highlight of my trip to KL.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful art work, replicas, and historic pieces which allow one to move back in time to a better time. We spent several hours and wished it could have been longer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Islamic art museums all around the world. Without a doubt this is the finest. Its collections span from pre-Islamic Arabia through to the modern age, encompassing art from not just Southeast Asia, but also the rest of the Muslim world. A modern museum, it it a work of art in its own right. The highlight for me... More 

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