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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
+60 3-2274 2020
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Half-Day Private Kuala Lumpur City Tour
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
+60 3-2274 2020
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a couple of hours visiting the displays. There are a lot of books and literary artifacts in old language and therefore not understandable by one, but there are explanations for the general visitor. They have some exquisite pieces of jewellery, clothing, crockery and...More

Thank qdurskie56
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum for the people who wanna know more about islamic history and also to see alot of old staff from all times along the history. The building looks nice and there is a library down and cafe.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The receptionists were very kind and welcoming. The exhibits were interesting and better than the one I saw in Paris (Institute du Monde Arabe). I especially like the sections show Islamic calligraphy in China and models of important mosques all over the world. I wish...More

Thank pclslyj
Reviewed 6 days ago

One could easily spend the day examining the various exhibits. The scale models of the mosques from various countries were amazing. There is something for everyone... jewelry, weapons, textiles, furnishings.

1  Thank AwayWeGo2016789
Reviewed 6 days ago

read reviews about this, and thought "cant miss it" free, simple and beautiful. the only down side is being coming up to you and wanting to sell little nick knacks but you get there many places outside the shopping centre. really enjoyed the Show it...More

Thank Breanna D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 2 floor of exhibition on display. Totalling 12 galleries, which are specialist in islamic architeture, quran & manuscript, india, china, malay, jewrllery, textile, living with wood, arm & armour, coin & seal, metalwork and ceramic. Islamic bookbinding is available until end of 2017....More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful museum. It covers all aspects of Islamic Art including the architecture - with beautiful scale models of some of the most important mosques throughout the world. The shop is a hidden gem with an amazing array of books and souvenirs.

Thank KarynW42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An outstanding place to visit. Great models of the big mosques from all around the world, examples of early Koranic text/scriptures and a great journey through Islamic history. Definitely a place to visit without hesitation.

1  Thank ukconnoisseur
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Muslim who never been to an "Islamic Museum" mostly because I live in a city that the majority is in are Christians I found it fascinating. Our guide was super helpful in explaining all sort of things that I never even heard about

Thank Raghad26
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my young niece and nephew, for an educational visit. Although they skipped reading on the infos, the displays were captivating enough to keep them interested. Not to mention the beautiful interior design of the museum itself. And if you're a bookworm like...More

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12 August 2017|
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Response from Jyostna A | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the price of tickets. I would say you could easily spend more than two hours as there is so much to see. We stayed an hour and a half.
12 August 2017|
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Response from RK_Girish_Menon | Reviewed this property |
It's within 5 minutes of KL Bird Park. Young kids will not find much to keep them entertained, as the exhibits are primarily of historical and cultural interest, I feel. The scale models of the various mosques and Islamic... More
Sammie M
17 July 2017|
Response from luluraad . | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It should be around 10-15 ringgit but depends on time of day, taxis charge more if there is traffic. I always take a taxi that charges by the meter cause they try to rip you off. The national mosque is down the road... More