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Address: Jalan Lembah, 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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Best Museum in KL

- For those interested in Islamic arts and culture - this is the perfect place to visit. - Cheap entrance; best place to escape from the mid-day heat. - The layouts are well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A beautiful domed building with all the artefacts to make this a wonderful museum, but it does have its faults. It is a bit ascetic. We spent three hours walking around, and reading as much as possible. The notices were clearly written and informative. We noticed that most people did not stay as long as we did. There was not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

- For those interested in Islamic arts and culture - this is the perfect place to visit. - Cheap entrance; best place to escape from the mid-day heat. - The layouts are well spaced. Navigation to different galleries is easy.

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South Africa
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186 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is an awesome museum with a wide variety of exhibits which were well laid out and easy to navigate.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

i would say this is the most worthwhile visit museum in KL, forget about others , just visit this if you got limited time to spend in KL.

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Monkstown, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Normally I'd give it a 5 star rating as its really special. However last year I was in Doha, Qatar, where I visited The Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei. This gets a 5 +++, so difficult to give the Islamic Arts Museum the same rating. Check out the ceilings i.e. inside the 5? domes. Maybe the most... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I have visited this museum after a trip to Pasar Seni (Central Market) and to the national Mosque. Overall the museum presents many islamic pieces really interesting. There s a large room with physical models of the most famous mosques all over the world. I find it nice to see how the architecture evolved from place to place. Later on... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very beautiful place with a collection of highly collection and also amazing. We've been three times this place and will be back again to invite friends.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Briliant! Really enjoy it, amazed at the Chinese Muslim artefecats - lived in China and never saw any muslim artefacts whilst there (Im not religious but love religious art). Service and helpful staff was excellent, they even have free lockers where you can dump your backpack and shopping bags! Kids got bored after the first half hour, but right next... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The museum very artistically displays islamic art, in the form of its architecture worldwide, artwork, costumes ad accessories. The models of mosques built all around the world, showing varied architectural forms is really breathtaking. The place is well maintained and very informative. There is a copy of Shah Nama on display, I had only seen it in my history text... More 

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Im not Muslim. But im feel proud to visit such beautiful mesuem . It is peaceful and close to the national mosque. You can plan to visit mosque first and go in museum. This meseum provide the beautiful stuff from all over the world. You can find out different muslim stuff in diff place and age. I really love it.... More 

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