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Islamic Arts Museum

Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
603 2274 2020
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Ranked #2 of 115 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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Carrollton, Texas, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This museum has a massive collection of all kinds of art. You need a minimum of two hours, more if you want to examine all the exhibits. Well worth a visit.

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Orlando, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The best museum in Kuala Lumpur - in my personal opinion. Very well-detailed that give you a grip about Islamic culture.

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Munich, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

for those that even have limited of time is well worth seeing the museum is one of the Best of its kind i have been than 6 times and every time i find a new corner to pay attension for. visit also the botanical gardens if u have time and check the theater chedules u might see an interesting play... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Not knowing a great deal about Islam before visiting, I found the museum gives a very good in depth history of Islam. Alongside side this, you get a very good picture of how islam has developed throughout different regions of the world. Some beautiful pieces of islamic art are also on display - well worth a visit

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

i enjoyed the beautiful scenery and good people and appropriate services and the beautiful country of Malaysia and beautiful country there are many places to enjoy wish success

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I have travelled the whole Middle East and nowhere seen a museum on this level of quality! Good English explanations, stunningly beautiful objects on display and the architecture in itself is worth a visit! My favorites are the models of the mosques, many of which I have seen for real. I go there every time I am in KL.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place stands out for me as you can view art from different ages. A wonderful example of ancient and modern art.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you want history, art, culture, architecture, religious collections.... The Islamic art museum is the place to go.

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Sydney, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is definitely one of the best curated (in English) Islamic arts museums I have visited. The collection covers a broad section of eras and regions but has no standout specialty. Highly recommended for all those with an interest in history, art or religion. There was a RM12 entry fee when I visited. The building is very modern and appropriate.... More

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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34 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Located near the National Mosque and the KL Bird Park, the Islamic Arts Museum is easy to get to. It's clean and feels well organized. The collection is pretty good and it has gotten better over the past few years. I would highly recommend this museum if you're in KL.

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