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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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Best Islamic museum I have seen

This is an excellent museum. From the outside water fountains, models of mosques from around the world. Textiles, glass, weaponry, calligraphy and the history of Islam in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum. From the outside water fountains, models of mosques from around the world. Textiles, glass, weaponry, calligraphy and the history of Islam in different regions of the world. The two floors are well laid out with English translations throughout. There are also some nice views of the surrounding area. Well worth the 12 RG entry price.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Building was architecturally stunning in it's beauty. Restaurant was nice but overpriced for fatty roast lamb. Still an enjoyable play to digest the contents of the exhibit. A little bit of everything, calligraphy & the instruments used - models of some of the great mosques in the world, clothing, daggers & swords, jewelry from different areas, different styles of tile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

of of the best museum in KL i didn't find same of it in some Arabic country , once you enter it you will feel the design of Islamic history

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Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This museum was wonderful. The building itself is beautiful with fantastic vistas over the National Mosque and numerous interior decorated domes. Interesting indeed , they have beautiful and complete collection, very quiet and peaceful inside, very cheap ticket entry, I definitely go there again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Fortunately the Arts Museum isn't overly conservative so Westerners need not worry too much about covering up when the weather is so brutally hot. Really fascinating place and some incredible views of KL from different points around the building. Really enjoyed the history of islamic writings and the weapons sections, also the development of Islamic buildings and structures. The museum... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. There is a lot to see in it and a lot to learn. The staff are all really friendly. The museum itself is large, clean, and beautiful. I would highly recommend ! We also ate lunch in their restaurant. It was a Sunday and they had a set lunch (no a la cart for lunch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you want to know about the Islamic history and architecture, it is a recommended landmark. What I have about this place is the organization of items.

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North Hampton Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fascinating museum. Especially enjoyed the mosque architecture section. But did not enjoy the screaming children that run all around with no one even attempting to quiet them to respect the museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This museum is huge. It has a big collection of artifacts from all over the world. I enjoyed the architecture part of it very much. The collection is so big, it almost feels like there is not a focus. I spent two hours at the museum but it was getting too much at the end. It took me a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beautiful museum with a massive amount of Islamic arts and related items. One of the most beautiful buildings we saw in KL, and we wandered for hours through the levels of the museum. The Hop-on Hop-off bus stops here, and I recommend a hopping off here while you're in town.

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