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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 108 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful building that is centrally located and is well worth a visit. It shows beautiful historical and modern art and artefacts from all around the Muslim world. The building itself is built to be light and airy - it provides a tranquil backdrop to the art displayed. The restaurant however, only served 2 things when we went... More

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Arnside, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This museum is filled with various forms of Islamic art: architecture, calligraphy, textiles, metalwork, and the list goes on. The collection is comprehensive and well-presented. The museum store is quite large, so set aside enough time to go through it as well.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We were really impressed with this museum. We enjoyed the exhibition on the ground floor the most- the artwork was beautiful! The museum offers student discount which always helps!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful building with life-saving air conditioning... The museum is nicely laid out but there is about four times too much of everything to look at. However, there is a very interesting section on Muslim mosques from around the world with lovely scale models, some excellent jewellery and calligraphy. Well worth a trip even if you come out feeling slightly... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

very good well arranged and good presentation of everything am proud of this place as a muslim and i highly recommend visiting it

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Well, I am quite excited by history. It was quite interesting to learn about the transformation of Kings and the adoption of the Islam culture. If that would interest you, hop off at this lovely place :)

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Islamic Arts Museum. Of special note---the architecture exhibit and the Contemporary Calligraphy exhibit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Visited in Jan 2013, lovely overview of art from the Islamic world . Ideally located near the bird park and other tourist attractions, you can use the hop on and off bus as well.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you do nothing else in Malaysia, this is a must see. The museuem is clean, and spacious. If you are a lover of museums, you canot miss this one. entrance is cheap, refreshments, and souvenior shop available in the musuem. You can spend the whole day there, and there is Musjid Negara across the road, so you can visit... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I've never been to a religious arts museum, and this was an experience. Everything from the mathematics to the carpets and sculptures, to models of mosques are all found here, quite fascinating. It was a quiet place, not so crowded with a relaxing atmosphere.

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