Types of Attractions
Art Galleries • Speciality Museums
Admission tickets from S$23
What travellers are saying
- A really fabulous museum of Islamic art in all aspects. It deals very well with varying time period is and especially geographies. I especially enjoyed the exhibit on mosque architecture and it's variations. This is museum I could happily revisit multiple times.Written 3 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A small, eclectic but rewarding sequence of galleries showing a cross section of contemporary South East Asian art. The work is well-displayed and the galleries are quiet enough to discuss and share ideas with your companions.Written 7 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The national oil company had an art gallery already in 1992 before the famous towers were built. These abstract paintings show that expressionism arrived to Malaysia late, only in the 1950's and has held a strong position in the local art world. One of the pictures in the enclosed portrait exhibition stands out as exceptional, the Heart surgery by Hoessin Enas from 1980 as the author is obviously the patient. Pop into the gallery on the third floor while shopping, the space is open from 10-20, Mondays closed.Written 9 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Interesting place in the central market annex, 2nd floor (there is a lift). There is a 5RM entrance but the owner seems happy to waive the charge for foreigners.The artifacts are substantially from Indonesia. He seems to be a personal collector. There are few explanations and I was (possibly unjustifiably) concerned about the provenance - but the same can be said of most museums but it's well worth a visit.Written 3 October 2023
- Great way to spend time indoors whilst it pours outdoors. Nothing like some silly family fun taking photos of this 3D art. Very clean and lovely helpful staff who will gladly take pics for you if needed.
It was very quite with 1 only other family at the time of our visit.
The managers were delightful to chat with.Written 22 June 2023
- The Asian Art Museum is located at the University of Malaya, Jalan Pantai. Sited at the main campus in a 3 storey building, there is an excellent collection of ceramics on display here from the Malay, Chinese and Indian civilization as well as Asian region. Copper items and stone carvings as well as artefacts of cultural heritage are among the thousands of pieces on display here. In existence since the 1980's, it also holds exclusive publications on Asian art. There is no admission charge but check the operation hours before visiting. The earlier reviews on this museum is erroneous as they were describing the Islamic Museum. Highly recommended.Written 11 March 2015
- Unique and awesome visuals to feel the immersive experience plus the surround sound is superb. You can appreciate the artworks and feel the story in different styles.Written 11 October 2023
- Home for the LEGENDARY Malaysian Actor, Film Director, Composer, Singer, Comedian, etc. Place for who wanna get to know more about this LEGEND.Written 14 November 2020
- Part of the governement subsidied Craft Complex now in the middle of a huge construction site the museum is waiting for a new display in February. Judging from the previous it isn't much to expect, this is a very oldfashioned establishment. There is a textile museum at the corner of Merdeka square in central KL showing more of the local craft techniques.Written 21 February 2020
- It is a hidden gem. If you love history and museum - then it is a must do place. Not only local music instruments and gurus are show-cased here - but all amazing master pieces from across globe are.
I stumbled upon on it on my way back from Merdeka square. I was feeling bit flu-ish. I decided to seek little rest in an air-conditioned oasis. Entrance was free - Air-conditioning was great.
It is a small museum perhaps you need around 1 hour. But displays are interesting and educational. Best part is that the place was deserted and I took as much time I can without noise of crowds.Written 18 September 2017