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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
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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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The best Islamic Art museum in the world

I've been to Islamic art museums all around the world. Without a doubt this is the finest. Its collections span from pre-Islamic Arabia through to the modern age, encompassing art... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Islamic art museums all around the world. Without a doubt this is the finest. Its collections span from pre-Islamic Arabia through to the modern age, encompassing art from not just Southeast Asia, but also the rest of the Muslim world. A modern museum, it it a work of art in its own right. The highlight for me... More 

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Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its must see place if you want to learn something about islam history and architecture. Very clean, great placement, great jewelleries....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lit of history to learn from. very nice clean environment. Helpfull staff. shops on site to buy islamic culture books etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From architecture to calligraphy and crafts, the IAMM brings some of the history and traditions alive without being imposing or overwhelming. A great start and a pleasant refresher for those interested in the subject

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A museum with lot of artifacts which provide a comprehensive report on Islamic architecture. It starts with the manuscripts of Quran. There are exhibition areas for Chinese, Indian and Malay world architecture. In separate sections, clothing, weapons currency, Jewellery of Islamic dynasties are displayed. There's stall to buy lot of souvenirs. Prices are moderate. This attraction is perfect for history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just up the street from the National Mosque, you'll find this very, very impressive museum. The exhibits were pretty close to amazing, from art, to calligraphy, to furniture, to handicrafts, and Korans. As a Christian I found it very enlightening. I was pressed for time but saw tons in less than an hour. The staff were warm and welcoming. See... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful building and gardens. The artefacts inside are very good too. Loads to see and gives you a very good insight into islamic art in many different aspects. The models of mosques from many different parts of the world was really interesting, shows how local culture has played a part in construction of places of worship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not knowing much about Islam, this museum was fascinating from the illustrated pray books to the displays of architecture, cloth, jewellery, arms. The building has some fantastic ceilings too. We only had 2 hours there which was not enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Islamic arts museum in Malaysia was one of the biggest highlights of my 12 day stay in Malaysia. This museum has absolutely everything about Islamic culture and so much information to take in. I especially enjoyed the gift shop and the historic monuments. You must go to experience the culture. It is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd read excellent reviews of the Museum and found ourselves with an afternoon to spare in KL, so decided to spend the afternoon there. It was an afternoon well spent - the building itself would be enough on its own - bright open spaces with elaborate designs, especially the domed ceilings. But there is so much more than just the... More 

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