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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
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Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
+60 3-2274 2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a very unplanned visit with entry only 2 hours before closure and we regretted not having this on our itinerary.

Thank Hani4a
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this place with a friend. We were into ceramic art and handicrafts. We didn't find much here but we managed to buy some souvenirs back for gifts. Overall the exhibits were quite nice. However, there is no crowd here so, you can take...More

Thank JayaMaruthan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and Different Museum. Probably the best museum in KL. Has a good history of Islam, Islamic Art and the various Geographical Locations of Islam past and present. Divided into different galleries. The models of main mosques around the world is especially interesting.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adult price approx 15RM each. Two year old was free. Very spacious and clean. No problem walking around with a stroller. Restaurant was also nice and reasonably priced. Large amount of artefacts to view would definitely recommend going with plenty of time on your hands...More

1  Thank RRAtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio tour was very nice. You learn about Islam across the world, especially Malaysia. The weapons section was great! But the clothes section was far too big, and honestly everything looked exactly the same as what Malaysian wear in 2018.

Thank AlbertDani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fair old walk from our hotel and the heat was searing but on arrival we were so glad to have made the effort. The building itself is quite lovely, the ceilings stunning and inside an oasis of quiet and coolness. Exhibits were...More

2  Thank pamela c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the Taj Mahal, it was evocative seeing the incredible range of Mughal miniature paintings of court Life from aeons ago. Plus Islamic pottery, ivory, door ways, manuscripts, models, costumes, models of various palaces. This is a wonder in KL, don’t miss its....More

Thank AshleyB4835
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building housing the museum is truly beautiful. The museum is quite large with excellent displays of Islamic architecture and culture. Can easily be combined with a visit to the attractions in Perdana Park.. We started at Muzium Negara (new MRT station next to the...More

1  Thank PeterMG99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the items here. I also appreciated the curatorial thinking behind the arrangement of the exhibits, especially those making links between Islam and Asia (China, India, etc.), which are less well-known in the West. Also memorable are...More

3  Thank lola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting this museum was a highlight of our trip. I could have spent hours here viewing the illustrated manuscripts - prayer books and history books. Very glad they allow photos (no flash)! And the jewelry and clothing were fascinating. There was a special exhibit about...More

1  Thank librarytraveler2017
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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.
11 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.