Islamic Arts Museum

Attraction Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Must see
3.34 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Islamic Arts Museum houses many artifacts all the way from China, Southeast Asia, India and even the famous regions like the Middle East and Iran.

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Why Islamic Arts Museum is special ?

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular attractions, and well-regarded as Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art. Housing extensive collections of Islamic decorative arts from all over the world, this stunning building is located at the fringe of the 227-acre Lake Gardens and is accessible within a five-minute walk from the National Planetarium and National Mosque.

An impressive architectural feat, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia features a huge blue turquoise dome on top of the building, glass walls that allow natural light to flow in, domed ceilings adorned with intricate Islamic patterns, and a vast exhibition space which spans 30,000 square metres. Housing more than 7,000 artefacts, the permanent galleries are situated on the two upper floors.


What to explore at Islamic Arts Museum?

 Do expect to see one of the most beautiful ceiling domes in this building. Exhibitions are held from time to time to provide education about the religion. There is also a display of Islamic architecture featuring small scale of the world's most important mosque such as the Prophet's mosque in Medina and the Al Haram Mosque in Mecca.

The Islamic Arts Museum is a place you should not miss if you are keen to learn of the history and how Islam started. With all the incredible displays and exhibits, this truly is a place to visit. Learning about the Islamic religion will not be complete without visiting the National Mosque Kuala Lumpur. The mosque is just a stone's throw away. Do pay a visit at the mosque while you are here. Other attractions around this area are the Kuala Lumpur Bird Parkand Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world's largest free flight aviary.

Do not miss the chance to watch these intelligent birds put up a show for you in the park. The Butterfly farm is a great place not just to look at this beautiful fragile creatures, it is also a place to learn of its metamorphosis. Another great place to visit is the National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur. Films can be watched here to educate you on the planets and the galaxy.


How to get to Islamic Arts Museum?

The best way to get to the Islamic Arts Museum is of course either by taxi or by driving here. But if you want to experience taking public transport in Kuala Lumpur, you can take the KTM Komuter and stop at the Old Railway Station and walk your way to the museum.


Selling points

  • “A quiet gem!”
  • “Great exhibition and cheap entree”
  • “A beautiful museum”
  • “Fascinating Museum”
  • “Great Building and Artifacts”
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Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia

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  • If you can get over enough, there is also a place to buy some souvenirs.
  • Located just near to the famous Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur, the Islamic Arts Museum is a must to visit.
  • A must see if interested in art, design, architecture
  • The museum is also located very close to the National mosque and the Botanic gardens aren't too far away
    Things nearby
  • Beautiful building and the mosque and gardens nearby make this place a must-go.
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The Museum Of Islamic Arts is set close to the National Mosque. It contains one of the world’s best collections of Islamic art.

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Near the National mosque is this museum devoted to Islamic arts, which is the largest in the world. Has artifacts, jewellery, artworks, and a comprehensive library. Open from 10 am to 6 pm.

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If you are in KL then this museum is a must visit place

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WiFi password at the restaurant is islam2020

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This is a good place to introduce someone to Islamic Arts and Civilization. I particularly like the architectural models of world famous mosques on display.

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This oasis just a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of Chinatown is truly worth a visit. I can't remember a museum visit I enjoyed more. The space/architecture alone will keep your camera busy, and the collection is well displayed and introduced. I knew very little about Islamic art--and probably still don't know much--but I can appreciate the beauty of the art and artifacts on display here. And the gift shop is excellent--they will bubble-wrap all purchases for you. Everything we purchased made it back to Taiwan without a scratch.This was our 4th visit to KL, but our first visit here. Don't miss this!

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A superb set of displays detailing different styles of art within the Islamic world. Galleries on mosques & an excellent collection of illuminated Qur'ans show how art is used in religion. Beautifully kept manuscripts & Qur'ans that are hundreds of years old. They illustrate the craftmanship & love that went into those books.The next galleries show more how Islamic art is in the various cultures, as opposed to art in Islam, which was covered in the previous gallery. Wonderful examples of Islamic art in the Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian cultures. Upstairs, specific space is given to clothes, weapons & furniture, with some interesting room recreations from various cultures. Don't forget to look at the stunning inverted dome before you leave! There's also a water feature in the grounds out the back of the museum, and also a lovely giftshop.

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The Museum Of Islamic Arts is set close to the National Mosque. It contains one of the world’s best collections of Islamic art.

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