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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Address: Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 3-2274 2020
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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Islamic history through art

Wow, definitely worth a visit just to see the models of the masjids from around the world. There is a lot of information about why and how the architecture developed. The various... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, definitely worth a visit just to see the models of the masjids from around the world. There is a lot of information about why and how the architecture developed. The various Quran sizes were interesting too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting art work. The whole museum was one of the most intriguing and rewarding I visited in KL.

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Thank Franck F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very informative however lots of on-site reading. Some of the items seem dusty however the rest of the building looks clean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great range of Islamic art in display. From here you can see Islamic art's influences worldwide and the history of it. Also explain the basics of how the painting is structured which I found fascinating .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful collection of art from around the Islamic world. Very comprehensive, and well presented. You probably need at least 3 hours to do it justice. The shop sells a huge amount of varied souvenirs, many with a religious bent, as might be expected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole family enjoyed it, beautifull building and vast collection. My favourite was the jewellery collection,plenty of informative panels in English. A great day out if you combine it with a visit to the lake gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in because a friend wanted to see the weapons section and at first I wasn't too interested. It ended up being quite cool inside, especially the part with the scale models of the mosques of the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a western girl and fairly uneducated on the history of islam. Although the museum doesn't tell you all that much about the religion itself, it does a great job of telling its expansion through out Asia Pacific and its influence on art, mostly fabrics, clothing and furniture. Extremely pretty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For knowledge seekers, this museum gives a very good opportunity for non Muslims to grasp the concepts of this religion. Displays are well lit, the building itself is impressive especially inside. Particularly loved the miniature models of the world's famous mosques on level 2. Can combine a trip to Central Market with the Islamic Arts Museum in my opinion. Great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the museum inside it shows a lot of islamic historical stuff like their living style,their clothing and also their food.It also show the furniture that have been used in history.The most interested for me inside is the miniature of the islamic mosque in different country.At last,it's really a nice site to visit.=)

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