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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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I love this place. The museum itself is a beautiful work of modern art and lures you inside with its clean lines. Once you are inside, however, all things modern are gone. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love this place. The museum itself is a beautiful work of modern art and lures you inside with its clean lines. Once you are inside, however, all things modern are gone. You literally are walking and immersing yourself in over 1400 years of Islamic history and culture. Give yourself a 3 hour time frame and don't forget to visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice historical snippets Powerful A/C helped us to cool down after a hectic half day in the bird park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Really worth a visit. A bit difficult to find, on foot from Central Market as so many dead ends. Well worth it though! I won't spoil the surprise by explaining all the exhibits. Good shop, reasonable prices.

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Jannali, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I spent hours enjoying the range of art craft from around the world in this excellent museum. The arrangement of exhibits lends itself to comprehensively presenting what the Islamic world has contributed to art over the ages and over many borders. Absolutely loved it and would visit it again.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went in during a thunderstorm expecting a kind of islamic propaganda-experience. Not at all - really is dedicated to arts and historical pieces. Also very interesting large models of mosque-design all over the world.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent museum with a wealth of displays from different parts of the Islamic couturiers in the region. You can spend a good 2-3 hours there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The museum is located in a beautiful building and the collections are displayed in a very informative and appealing way. Definitely one of the best museums and a must visit in KL

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Province of Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Boring and empty place -I had thought it would be more interesting than what we saw here. There are more interesting places to visit and things to do.

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Doha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The building itself worth a visit. It has three domes. Each dome is decorated with different flower motifs. The exhibit is interesting but not spectacular.

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a good 3 to 4 hours worth of sightseeing and to get out of the sun! It gives you a brilliant insight into Islam that we don't often see in the West. We are presented with a horrid, violent Islam but after you visit here it can be seen that this is not the real Islam at all.... More 

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