Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

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#1 of 143 in Museums in Malaysia
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. Put Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and other Kuala Lumpur attractions into our Kuala Lumpur itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 18, 2017
    I've been to the Islamic Arts Museum twice in the past 2 months. It is my favorite museum in KL. It is a beautiful building full of diverse exhibits, so there is something to interest everyone. I was ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The museum located near the National Mosque shows a comphrehensive collection of artefact of the islamic arts of the eastern Hemisphere. Located in a nice and well kept parc, the museum is in a nice a...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    From the warm efficient greeting to the spacious and coherent lay out of the museum you feel in very safe hands in the Islamic Museum. It is close to the Bird and Orchid park and it's Lebanese restaur...  more »

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