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Islamic Arts Museum

Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
603 2274 2020
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As featured in 3 days in Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #1 of 112 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My friend & I went to the museum on a whim one day. Having lived in Malaysia for years, we weren't expecting to find anything that was drastically different to what we were accustom to, however, we were sorely mistaken. The museum is a large open space and the exhibits are so beautifully arranged and include a multitude of Islamic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We headed here because the intense heat of the city was starting to wear on us and we were in the mood for some air conditioning. Other reviews were really favourable so we decided to give it a go and we were so glad we did! It is a beautiful museum which is well run. The exhibitions were a great... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The building is beautiful, they used a lot of natural lights, the building is painted in white. The place looked clean and neat.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you're in KL make time to visit this museum. It is an absolute treasure-trove of architecture, calligraphy, fabrics, jewellery, carpets, weaponry, etc. Spread over several floors the museum is a wonderful introduction to superb craftsmanship developed and inspired by Islam. Leave any preconceptions at the door and enjoy the journey of discovery this museum offers.

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christcurch new zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Given I loathe islam and merely dislike the rest I wasn't expecting too much. But has good collection esp of ceramics..clothing and jewellery...worth seeing

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Old Antique and worth visiting again! Tickets are abit over priced. They should put some more lights around the area.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

a good exposition about ramadan and photography of ramadan. very good presentation of great mosquees and different styles..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visiting this museum was one of the highlights of my trip to KL. I recommend to everybody visiting the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Truly enjoyed this museum, though it is not too large, its got a lot of fascinating stuff. A lot of old manuscripts and some beautiful models of mosques from around the world. Not really recommended for younger kids though. Its right opposite the National mosque which is itself worth seeing. Also, the pricing for the museum is quite decent as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Very impressive and diversified collection. They accept foreign student card and give you half price. Combine the museum with the National Mosque and the Bird Park is a wonderful walk!

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