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Islamic Arts Museum

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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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Good museum

This is a must see even for non muslims who appreciate art . Islamic art is one of the most refined and balanced art forms in the world and there is plenty on display here . Along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a must see even for non muslims who appreciate art . Islamic art is one of the most refined and balanced art forms in the world and there is plenty on display here . Along with the local art is some from other islamic cultures . Its a well laid out museum and a couple of hours here... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I went to this museum as I wanted to get a better insight into the islam. I should have read the description better as its focus is in fact on islamic arts and not the religion itself. Nevertheless, as I am interested in arts as well, I would probably have gone there regardless. I must admit, I was a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Loved this sophisticated museum with each display offering something interesting, beautifully lit and displayed. Light airy space with pools of water in a garden by the door. Can't add anything new except bring an extra layer of clothes. It might be very hot outside but inside air conditioning is extremely effective.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Museum is nice but it don't decipate completely abt islam.... But it is worth a visit to know islam in malay in brief...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's a must-see. That's all I can say. A must-see. It's a collection that reflects all aspects of Muslim life from communities all over the world.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Museum offers a fascinating overview of the arts of the Islamic world. The displays are excellent and well explained with notes in English. The museum shop is also well worth visiting.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

An excellent building full of interesting items and displays, particularly the mosque models and the ceramics.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The museum was very clean very organised. a lot of things to see and history to explore. I wouldn't say it is amazing. But it is very good to explore the Islamic History.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Have been a few times, mostly with visitors. Really interesting exhibit, especially on the localization of Islam around the world. Great special exhibits too.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This museum greatly exceeded our expectations and I wish we had set aside much more time to inform ourselves and enjoy the exhibition as well as the building itself.

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