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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood carvings are a consistent favorite.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
+60 3-2274 2020
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great museum to visit to learn more about the spread of Islam and its affects on the world. Interesting and well laid out. The museum holds some truly amazing displays.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MidtourAfghanistan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start with the building itself. Stunning. The artifacts are compelling and the exhibits are fact-filled. English signage makes the museum work perfectly for non-native speakers. This is a BIG place. You just can't do it all in one visit, so plan carefully. We started in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MGF88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This should be a must for everyone! The display, history and cultural framework is incredible. Allow at least half a day but you could spend more. I wish I had photos to share my experiences but was so overwhelmed by the experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sulifamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We spent hours perusing all of the artefacts and information. If you are interested in Islamic history, this is one of the best museums we have attended on this topic. Go there in the morning after your visit to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank s370345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit and spent almost three hours in this very well organised museum, the kids found it very interesting and made a lot of sensible remarks. There are a lot of memorabilia you can buy from the well organised gift shop. Highly recommended...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tamimo2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. So much to see in one place. Just perfectly displayed and explained. Do plan a half day for visiting there. My favorite was the Architecture Gallery, Quran Gallery and Arms and Armour one. Really loved it. Do plan half day there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wassiima J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing the history of Islam in the region along with art that included everything from carvings, books, paintings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, architecture and many other items.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ksinnat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a huge place with many intriguing Islamic fine art pieces from centuries ago. Take your time to admire the little details on paintings.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank allyvoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem..it has these amazing miniatures of mosques,ancient coins n clothes,historic antiques.. Worth a visit if you are into ancient stuff..just opposite the national mosque of KL.. It also has a gift shop to buy soverniers and antiques! Recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank herasaif4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure at first if the kids would enjoy spending a few hours at the Museum while waiting for the National Mosque nearby to reopen. (We learned that on Fridays, the National Mosque is only open to tourists from 3pm-4pm due to weekly Juma'ah...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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29 December 2018|
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Response from Mazmannan | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed this museum about a couple of weeks ago. In it I mentioned the opening times. An extract of my review is shown below. Have a lovely time there. It is definitely worth a visit. Opening hours are daily from 9.30am... More
Ali H
18 November 2018|
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Response from Carlene A | Reviewed this property |
Get yourself by taxi or Grab cars....doesn’t cost much. Pay a very small entrance.....then enjoy the history and beauty of displays at your leisure
22 April 2018|
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Response from sceptic17 | Reviewed this property |
yes, we took lots of pictures, not so sure on tripod, I would think it's fine but just double check with the museum first.