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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Address: Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
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+60 3-2274 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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Fabulous Islamic Art Museum

One of the most beautiful museums I have ever been in. Elegant, interesting exhibits, includes English. Very worthwhile going. Gift shop had lovely items for reasonable prices.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful museums I have ever been in. Elegant, interesting exhibits, includes English. Very worthwhile going. Gift shop had lovely items for reasonable prices.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there during our city tour and we saw so many Quran From all over the world. Some was Hand Written, some was from Turkey, Kashmir or Iran. We got so many knowledge aboutIslam in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

..but some displays still contains factual errors, like describing the Qing Empire as having ended in 1799. Or some very obvious propaganda about the plight of the Palestinians, with a huge wall chart that basically omits mentioning anything about the Jewish tribe being one of the early settlers of that region because the chart omits anything pre mid Roman times.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

quality collection, well displayed, quite and likely not crowded. Loved the textiles, miniatures and books

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent about an hour here wondering around the two levels of displays. The place was quite (makes a great retreat from a busy KL) and white (with a lot of marbles). The simple white and blue design in the center courtyard was very pleasing to the eye and other senses. We are from the west, thus quite ignorant about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to get to and not far from the bird park and berjaya square a uber or grab taxi cost just over a pound . Amazing collection of arts. Spent quite some time here admiring and really enjoyed A good place to visit and spend a few hours.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The kind of islamic memorabilia available at this museum is very comprehensive. Malay islamic history is also presented in detail. The miniature models of famous islamic mosques are worth looking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The name of this museum doesn't do it justice and to be honest, the only part of the museum which feels more religious than historical is the book shop! The rest of the museum is an exhaustive collection of everything from Jewellery and clothing to ancient manuscripts and decor. The museum is several stories tall and well designed and laid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out and some very interesting collections, well laid out and thought through. Paid M$12 each to get in and it was a good break in the middle of a hot day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum was an eye opener. I loved the architecture of the museum itself as well as the amazing miniatures hall inside. Seeing mosques from all over the world was fascinating. I also loved the clothing exhibit and the mathematics of decorative tiles.

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