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Islamic Arts Museum

Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
603 2274 2020
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As featured in 3 days in Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #2 of 114 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

History and culture peaceful place that you just much visit during your stay in KL but please allow at least two hours plus for your visit as its a very big place! Shopping isnt too bad either aswell space this museum is very peaceful.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the jewelry and the ornate furniture. Unfortunately it was Ramadan and the restaurant wasn't open for lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Islamic Arts Museum is extremely good for those who are trying to learn about Islam, and its history, and also generally for tourists. It is extremely well laid out, and informative. I was especially taken aback by all the artifacts that were displayed there. A must go for anyone in kl.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Spacy, bright, Nice pieces of different things. Great to visit in combination with the big national mosk. Airco is also nice treat of course!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I have limited knowledge about the religion, but the artifacts were very interesting and well explained. Do allow a generous amount of time as I was there longer than I expected reading all the captions and looking at the intricate details of Islamic art. The building itself is also beautiful and kept pristine, with elaborate patterned domes on the high... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited for the first time i found that the collections is extensive from all over the islakic world. Compared to many other museums through out the world, it is a good show case.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

very beautiful place and worth to see . contains lots of important information for non muslims and all those who don't know anything about the religion of Islam, Islamic culture and its history . Better going there instead of relying on false things you may see or hear in Media .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit. It is brilliant and is packed full of wonderful Islamic artefacts and lots to look at. The entry price is good value too.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stumbled upon this museum while exploring the city and I highly recommend it. There are lots of interesting displays and it's quite educational about the history of Islam across the world. There's a first class gift shop attached as well. Well worth the visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are interested in art, do not miss this on your visit to Kuala Lumpur. It is a great museum, well laid out and very interesting.

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