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Islamic Arts Museum

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Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number: 603 2274 2020
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of...
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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It's a fabulous museum. Beautiful, well displayed and the architecture is stunning. We went there by chance and have no regrets. I will take every single friend, relative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's a fabulous museum. Beautiful, well displayed and the architecture is stunning. We went there by chance and have no regrets. I will take every single friend, relative and acquaintance visiting KL to this museum. They have an outstanding collection of Islamic art and to me one of the best in the world. Aside from the various exhibits, one can... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Brought my whole family . Kids , nieces and nephews. it was very educational . also its just opposite the national Mosque .

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful museum; both the complex itself and the collection it holds. Highly recommended for any visitor to KL A great place to learn about and get some perspective on the history and breadth of the Islamic world. The decorative arts on offer are stunning throughout. The exhibition of architectural models of great Islamic buildings of the world (including the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is an excellent point of interest in Kuala Lumpur. It is suitable for any people who are interested in Islamic arts. Part of its exhibits come from Turkey (including the Ottoman period) and Iran (including its imperial period).

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building in itself, designed to let the outdoors in so you have a lot of natural light vs some of the more traditional museums which can feel a bit stuffy. Has a wide range of artifacts although it can get a little repetitive after a while. Incredibly cheap to enter and well worth a visit. I would suggest you... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum that almost no locals know about. Amazing Muslim Chinese collection. The architecture section makes it clear that there is no one Islamic architecture style, rather Islamic architecture is an adaptation of local architecture to meet Islamic norms. Worth a visit here and to Masjid Negara next door.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This relatively new (1998) museum is fantastic. It has collections of art and objects from all over the world. Technically from areas were Muslims live, but that is the entire world, eastern and western. The displays and items are extremely well done and extremely high quality. The museum is full of light and airy, and a beautiful environment for the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is stunning and by museum standards is top notch!! The exhibit are easy to follow and differentiate, text panels are well written and easy to read, displays are tasteful and well lit! The collection is most impressive with such a variety of objects from Islam. 'Arts' include, metal works, wood, books, textiles, etc. so don't mistake this for... More 

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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I love visiting museum and this by far is one of my favorites. It has a lot of items on displays that pretty much describes the history of the country. There is also a souvenir shop and a restaurant inside. Students (even from other countries and post-grads) gets discount!

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Frankston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect at this museum, and it was stunning. It had so many beautiful artefacts, and a lot of history. My only criticism is that there wasn't a clear flow through the museum. I would advise bringing a scarf or cardigan if possible as it is very cold due to the air conditioning. You could travel... More 

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Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number: 603 2274 2020
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur

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