I have been to esteemed Islamic museums in Doha and Sharjah this year alone, and I liked the one in KL the best.
The museum is light and airy, free of crowds, and well laid out. As with the other two, and others I have been to, the KL museum is heavy on Korans, weapons and decorative arts. I particularly enjoyed the models of key mosques around the world, and the chess set -- something I do not recall seeing elsewhere (chess and Islam have a difficult history).
The KL Museum felt less oppressive, maybe because Islam here seems more relaxed and colorful (going by the women's clothing, at least). And I assume the influence of other cultures has played a part.
It is near the National Mosque and other museums (police, National) and attractions (Planetarium, birds, butterflies). So it can be part of an efficient daylong outing.
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