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Islamic Arts Museum

Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number: 603 2274 2020
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Ranked #1 of 110 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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Monkstown, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Normally I'd give it a 5 star rating as its really special. However last year I was in Doha, Qatar, where I visited The Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei. This gets a 5 +++, so difficult to give the Islamic Arts Museum the same rating. Check out the ceilings i.e. inside the 5? domes. Maybe the most... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited this museum after a trip to Pasar Seni (Central Market) and to the national Mosque. Overall the museum presents many islamic pieces really interesting. There s a large room with physical models of the most famous mosques all over the world. I find it nice to see how the architecture evolved from place to place. Later on... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful place with a collection of highly collection and also amazing. We've been three times this place and will be back again to invite friends.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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88 reviews 88 reviews
10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Briliant! Really enjoy it, amazed at the Chinese Muslim artefecats - lived in China and never saw any muslim artefacts whilst there (Im not religious but love religious art). Service and helpful staff was excellent, they even have free lockers where you can dump your backpack and shopping bags! Kids got bored after the first half hour, but right next... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The museum very artistically displays islamic art, in the form of its architecture worldwide, artwork, costumes ad accessories. The models of mosques built all around the world, showing varied architectural forms is really breathtaking. The place is well maintained and very informative. There is a copy of Shah Nama on display, I had only seen it in my history text... More 

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Im not Muslim. But im feel proud to visit such beautiful mesuem . It is peaceful and close to the national mosque. You can plan to visit mosque first and go in museum. This meseum provide the beautiful stuff from all over the world. You can find out different muslim stuff in diff place and age. I really love it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the models of mosques throughout the world. Do not miss the displays set up on the second floor depicting rooms from other eras. A really beautiful, well maintained museum.

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very nice museum, well kept and with a nice 19th and 20th (mostly) century collection. They have extremely well kept examples of manuscript illumination and if you are an arts historian, this is really worth seeing it. The architecture session with small architecture miniatures of world mosques was really impressive. One important tip for Europeans: take a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This visit got me interested in Islam arts right away! Truly loved the miniature versions of some of the world's most beautiful and historical mosques i never had one bit of a clue existed (having been brought up in a strictly catholic environment). Other than that, the varied collections from very old q'uran to muslim clothing, jewelries, warrior swords, vases... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The museum itself is beautiful and the staff are great here. The exhibits are good for Islamic history but not good for Malaysian Islamic history. Good artifacts from China, Iran, India and Turkey

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