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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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Chrisaw14
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stopped here off the Hop On Hop Off bus it was worth getting off.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Calmness, a place to spend hours looking at everything. Great museum shop.

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Norfolk, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Spotless, light and airy, this museum presents artefacts in an art gallery style, which - since many of the objects displayed are works of art in their own right - makes perfect sense. The entire history and Ummah of Islam is represented, although naturally there is greater coverage of South East Asian, and especially Malay, Islamic art. Favourite exhibits include... More

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Strasburg, Alsace, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

At first sight it's interresting but after 15minutes it starts to be boring, I'm interrested on history but there are ways to make things attracting

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Trencin, Slovakia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Great collection and exhibits of Islamic periods. The most interesting things, for me, were: Koran books from different countries (Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, Qatar, Kazakhstan...), to see the differences between Malaysian , Thai mosques plus the mosques from different parts of the Islamic World made our visit very interesting. The ticket: 12MYR/ adult If you are student, bring your student card... More

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Port Sorell, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

What a building and what a collection! Could have spent days here. Only gripe is the restaurant (the only eating option) was too up-market for everyday users....need a cheaper cafe as it is a bit of a trek to other food and drink spots.

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Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Lots of things to see and nice cool place to spend a few hours in.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

free parking and quiet place to view islamic art, located near the national mosque

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Abu Dhabi
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

A very interesting museum in an interesting architecture. It exhibits some very itneresting pieces and highlights some interesting Islamic periods in China. Its shop and library contains some very important books. I liked the mosques from different parts of the Islamic world, highlighting the different types of architecture, and expressing that Islam is not monotonous but rather a very dynamic... More

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New York City, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

There were interesting displays and we enjoyed our time there.

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