Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

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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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  • Malaysia's unique crafts or books. The treasure sat in several rooms, but in the end, islam is a national school, and it can be seen as islamic art.
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  • Went with my hubby and daughter. They have very good exhibits. Mosques around the world was very interesting. Beautiful arabic writings. Good collection of islamic information and things. Worth the vi...  more »
  • Guys. You don't want to miss the museum. Trust me. It worth every single minute. A place where you go back in time. It's very well organized. How to go there? we took a Grab (like Uber) to the birds p...  more »
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  • I could easily spend 2-3 hours here to go through all the artifacts. I love the ambiance. There's also a nice Cafe on the ground floor for cup of coffee. The place is much more interesting if there's an exhibition ongoing.
  • It's my favourite place in Kuala Lumpur. It's only three storeys but the detail is immense. They have scale models of various types of mosques from different countries which have their own style of building. They also have textiles, calligraphy, paintings, furniture jewellery. The gift shop is so great, it's like a gallery itself. I'd definitely go again.
  • A must visit place if you are in KL. I have visited many other museum before and this is amongst the best. My personal favourite is the minituere mosque from all over the world display. The building and it's surrounding is an art in itself. Take your time and family to visit this place. A splendor not to be missed.
  • The most valuable musuem I've ever visited so far. Very rich. Very clean and convenient. So much historical things to know about and see their original editions. I really enjoyed my visit and I do recommend it to everyone.
  • Think is one of the most informative art museums that I have been to. I would maybe call it a historical art museum. When we went the special exhibit was old medical tests and the history of health care. I thought it was really interesting. The architecture minis and explanations were cool as well. I learned a decent amount I didn't know before so was a trip that was worth it. The reason why I gave 4 instead of 5 was the layout of the museum was a little weird.
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