Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

4.6
Art Museum · Museum
Head to Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, a celebrated cultural center in Kuala Lumpur's main tourist district. Established in 1998, this modern museum tells the story of Islam in the country, the continent, and beyond, through a range of temporary exhibits and permanent displays. With more than 7,000 artifacts from across the world, the museum's permanent collection remains the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Admire ancient Islamic glasswork, manuscripts, and textiles, and discover their spiritual and cultural importance in a range of audio-visual experiences. Our Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner makes visiting Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and other Kuala Lumpur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Well organised exhibition with nice display of items and information. I have few pictures here (not even 20% from what they have in there)just to share a glimpse of the place and hopefully will...  more »
  • Visited morning of Wednesday 9 September 2020 as a respite from lockdown restraints as this museum had been on our 'to visit' list for about 15 years. Greeted warmly at reception after checking in.....  more »
  • Am a proud Malaysian but feel bad because I never knew about this museum - although it has been established for 22 years! - not until a friend from overseas highlighted it to me ^~^ This huge museum....  more »
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  • Impressive museum collection with precise vision of the past and present curated beautifully. Even my two 9yrs and 7yrs daughter spend hours at the children area and surprisingly they love looking at some of the amazing and colourful artifacts. Very delicious middle eastern cuisine at the museum restaurant even though would be nicer if the museum can cater for middle to lower price of menu or restaurant for the locals. Stunning interiors and extremely friendly man greeting us at the counter, this museum definitely not to be missed.
  • The museum is strategically located. Truly inspiring exhibits! A must see. The models on display are meticulously prepared plus the comprehensive information - one of the best museums I have ever visited. Well done to the museum team❤️. Will definitely come again.
  • Really incredible museum in Kuala Lumpur! I learned a lot and saw some beautiful pieces of art. The museum does a great job of showing how Islam art differs based on the region it’s in. My favorite part was definitely the architecture center where they highlight the different styles of mosques across the world. Also, the ticket includes a free tea at the restaurant which is very good :)
  • the architecture gallery was nice& well done. the space is amazing & the set of artifacts is quite impressive. however, there is not much context given for any of the items. why are they important? what's the history that led to these developments? what's the politics driving this? the why was not explored in anything but superficial detail. a big missed opportunity.
  • One of the best museum in Kuala Lumpur. At least for one it doesn't charge foreigners differently like all the other places/exhibits in the country. Pretty impressed with their display. A lot better than the national museum.

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