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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

There's an impressive variety of stuff here, from architectural models of mosques from around the world to ceramics, coins, glassware, weaponry, fabrics and more. The exhibits are all in just tremendous condition and displayed to their best effect. Outside of the architecture gallery, it could all do with some more textual explanation to give context to the incredible range of... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is a virtual treasure trove of historical material relating to Islam. For those that are knowledgable in the faith I can imagine that this would be a wonderful journey of discovery viewing historic treasures. For those like me not so versed in the Islamic faith I really enjoyed viewing the large range of artefacts. The museum is a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Wow. What a beautiful space just to stand in and walk around, then there's the displays of textiles, clothing, art, weapons, glassware, crockery and metalwork along with loads of other stuff. It's only 3 floors so it doesn't take much effort or time to see everything but definitely stay and sample some delicious persian-type food in the restaurant buffet which... More

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calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's a great place to read about the history and see some beautiful things in a nice air conditioned space

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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Impressive collection! From Qu'rans to keris knives, veils to vases, IAMM shows the diversity of Muslim culture. Discover the influence of Islam on textiles, clothes, architecture, and even science.

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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

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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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