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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
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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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Very well organized and uncrowded

As someone who is fairly inexperienced with Islamic culture, I found this museum to not only be eye opening, but also a great guide to understanding history. The exhibits are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Grant M
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there after a long walk as the place is not easily accesible through metro. The ticket price are also cheap. The place can be enjoyed by someone who enjoys the true history of Islamic Arts. Else, the place is a bit drag for an average visitor. The big disadvantage as mentioned earlier is that it is not easily... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As someone who is fairly inexperienced with Islamic culture, I found this museum to not only be eye opening, but also a great guide to understanding history. The exhibits are very well laid out, and it is clear a lot of thought has been put into them. In addition, the signage in English is both clear and concise.

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Thank Grant M
Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Could have spent hours here. The displays were well presented and annotated. There is a mini library area which kids will like too. Plenty of benches to sit down and absorb what you've seen as well as rest tired limbs.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Terrific museum with all forms of art from across the Islamic world. Highlights include a room with models and photographs of mosques in different parts of the world showing how they blend with predominant styles while also retaining their Islamic identity; the stunning calligraphy and copies of the Koran from across the Islamic world; the wonderful tiles, jewellery, textiles, ceramics.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a quick stop to this place and yet you will learn a bit of Malaysia's heritage. Plus they made effort to made it more modern--ish so as to prevent tourist getting bored.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never been before until this trip, and heavens why I would not have done that before. It's a great place that you spend the whole day at. Amazing art, history and stories. Almost read every comment on the exhibitions, excellently curated. We ended up at the restaurant for a quick meal (not really quick as they have this buffet only)... More 

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Thank Sydney_White
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really can not recommend this place enough. Especially to Muslim travellers. Muslims suffer from a lack of professionalism when it comes to exhibiting our wares. And it's good the Malaysians have decided to do something about it. The result is an incredibly well designed, built and presented museum/gallery. The photography exhibition on the first floor has brilliant Ramadan theme... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a truelly beautiful museum in the Lake garden district, near to the National Mosque. From the lovely tiles of the outside pillars to the beautiful domed ceilings inside, the architecture alone is worth seeing. However, I equally enjoyed the exhibitions. The Quaran manuscripts were interesting as was the photographic exhibition on Ramadan across the world. The museum is... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I spent 4 hours in this museum and it wasn't enough. I would have stayed longer if I had the time. Very rich museum and very well organized. Explains a lot about Islam, about history, and about the diverse Islamic culture. You will see Qurans in different styles, calligraphies, drawings, paintings, clothing, jewelry, weapons, pottery, architectural replicas and more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lots to learn and see about Islamic art. Reasonable cost of tickets (14 RM for adults and 7 RM for children). Exhibits cover all parts of Islamic history and it's good to see a balanced portrayal of art from all sects of Islam. Well done to the curators. Good eating facilities in the restaurant and a nice shop to buy... More 

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