We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Islamic Arts Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number: 603 2274 2020
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,654 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 975
    Excellent
  • 546
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
One of my favourite museums worldwide

The Islamic Arts Museum is, in my opinion, the number one attraction in KL. It is honestly the best museum I have ever been to in all my travels. It's huge, you can spend hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Britt_Nomad
,
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,654 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Islamic Arts Museum is, in my opinion, the number one attraction in KL. It is honestly the best museum I have ever been to in all my travels. It's huge, you can spend hours admiring all the exhibits. Exceptionally informative and well-curated. The exhibits cover an extensive range of the Islamic world from Malaysia to the Silk Road to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I would recommend setting aside 3 hours for this museum as it is across several floors and they have a lot on show. I did notice there weren't any children's activities therefore if you plan on taking kids I think they will get very bored. The museum hosts a wide variety of Islamic arts with a little history beside each... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seogwipo, South Korea
Level Contributor
67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building, architecture and Islamic interior design! As for the actual contents of the museum, these were also extremely well done. I was very happy to learn about Islam from from all corners of the world. Highly informative and interesting. Great gift and book shop as well. I wish I had had more time at this museum. Also near some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I wish I could spend more time there. Very informative especially if you are i interested in history.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice settings, staff are very helpful and courteous. A very nice collections and duration of visit depending on your interest. Close to the Perdana Botanical Garden and the National Mosque. Easy to reach by taxi and the staff can help you to book if you need one. There is a small restaurant inside but I find the service is quite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

one of the museum that is actually worth your money and time to visit in Kuala Lumpur. beautiful articulate items and well arranged. unlike the national museum which is whole lotta crap

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wendover, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful place to spend an hour or two, with lots of interesting exhibits (signs in Malay and English) - my favourite part was the miniature replicas of the famous mosques from around the world. The museum also has some of the coldest aircon in town, providing much needed relief on hot days!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was closed when I went so hopefully I will get to visit it again. I heard it is pretty amazing place to check out

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nagpur, India
Level Contributor
110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very clean and maintained Islamic Arts Museum with Design of various Big Mosques around the world, scriptures and Ar work like Swords dresses of Muslim kings

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Special note: I was fortunate that the IAM, had the 'The Holy Month of Ramadan: A Visual Celebration' on display during August 2015. This print display was very moving and human - a credit to everyone involved. My review: I was excited to visit this IAM, having got wonderfully lost in the amazing IAM in Doha, Qatar. Cool, uncrowded and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Islamic Arts Museum also viewed

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
 
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
 

Been to Islamic Arts Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Islamic Arts Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Islamic Arts Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?