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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The exhibits in the museum are worthy of a half-full day visit. Reasonable entry fee and a great way to escape the heat of KL for a few hours. The wealth of information and artefacts are superb. THIS IS A MUST SEE.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I really liked the miniature models of all the different mosques around the world. Also all the ceramic tile display which explained the geometry behind them was very interesting. They had some beautiful ceramics, korans and textiles. There was some beautiful leaf calligraphy. It is a short work from the national mosque - you can easily walk here from Kuala... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Countless types of artifacts from shirt to coins and to ceramics and islamic items. A must to see for those who love going to museum.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Strongly recommended for family and group, beautiful arts displaying and great introduction of overall Islamic countries!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic museum, full of fascinating and beautiful artefacts. Everything was set in beautiful displays with very informative explanations. High recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

so many history arts that i wanted to understand and explore so many things. you can imagine how good it is and how creative they are.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was our first experience with islam art museum and I must admit - was worth it. Everything is maintained very well. It's a good place to get the basic overview on the Islamic culture and history. My favourite part was top flor with miniatures of the most important mosques around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed several hours here. I had intended visiting on other visits to KL but had always run out of time. I'm so glad I finally got here and spent much longer than originally planned. This museum will be on my list to visit next time I'm in KL. Very short stroll from Masjid Negara and most of the colonial... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The museum is poor compared to other Islamic art museums we visited. Compared with the same museum in Doha/Qatar, Kuala Lumpur one is nothing. It covers only the Asian part (India - China - Malayo) so it might be the reason of being that poor , however Indian participation on the Islamic art is great and more than what presented... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As someone with little knowledge of Islamic history, this art museum was a great introduction. Each of the 12 permanent galleries explores a different aspect of Islamic art production. Descriptions are in English and Malay and provide context to interpret what you're seeing. Floor 2 has rooms dedicated to jewelry, weapons and armor, textiles, woodwork, coins, metalwork, and ceramics, all... More

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