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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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Beautiful well organised museum

Highly reccomended and a must see during your visit to KL. I loved the different displays and the story that they told. Quite extensive collection of holy books which especially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Highly reccomended and a must see during your visit to KL. I loved the different displays and the story that they told. Quite extensive collection of holy books which especially impressed me. One of the best musea I have visited in Asia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I really like it here, there's a lot of information to be studied. A lot of replicas are on display. There's 5 domes here (counting the upside-down dome), with lovely motives. I personally loves the blue one.

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Hangzhou, China
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38 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

After reading several reviews about this museum I was actually expecting much more than what I saw. The place and building certainly offer a peaceful and fresh retreat from the heat and the traffic of the city, but they are not really something special. Collections inside are well kept and displayed, but very limited in number. Facilities are good, entrance... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A lovely airy and well-designed building but the exhibitions themselves were fairly uninspiring. There was not enough explanation as to what we were seeing in the display cabinets and, given that I don't read Jawi, the beautiful books were thus rather lost on me. I left feeling that there was rather more that could be done to improve the visitor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

If you have time and want to learn about muslim history and architecture, you are in the place. The museum is really peacefull, and fresh to walk in

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qld
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Even non-muslims like me will find this museum fascinating and a real great, not expensive entrance fee, you will need to get taxi from Pasar Seni or KL Sentral

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If you have been to the Istanbul museums, you absolutely do not need to see this one. Other reviews have mentioned about its unique architecture. To me, it is just an ordinary square box with a blue dome. I have never been to a national museum with such a meager offering of exhibits.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We entered on the upper floor and had a look at models of mosques for a while before working our way over to illuminated Qurans and similar, Armour, Jewelry, Boxes, Coins, and textiles from the Islamic world etc Fascinating to view the world through the lens of Islam for a while, especially if you were, like me, a bit vague... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This exquisite museum and gallery complex was a real treat within the bustling, cosmopolitan central city area of Kuala Lumpur! We had the luxury of time and thought it would be worth a visit to learn a little more about the primary religion of this interesting country. Set within the botanical gardens (we took a 'hop on/off bus'), it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stopped here on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and wasn't quite sure what to expect, but this museum turned out to be a real KL highlight. Displays are thoughtfully and beautifully arranged, and draw from many different regions with Islamic art, rather than just focusing on the Middle East. It's not too cluttered which really allows you to enjoy the exhibits.... More 

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