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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  • We enjoyed our visit to the museum. It's a nice building and the items are displayed well except for the lighting. The cabinets aren't crowded and information is provided in English. I like Islamic... 
    We enjoyed our visit to the museum. It's a nice building and the items are displayed well except for the lighting. The cabinets aren't crowded and information is provided in English. I like Islamic...  more »
  • Incredible collection and needs multiple visits! Particularly great and historically portraying how Islam influence and impacted various cultures across Asian, with a great curation. 
    Incredible collection and needs multiple visits! Particularly great and historically portraying how Islam influence and impacted various cultures across Asian, with a great curation.  more »
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  • This is a must visit in KL. The galleries are full of beautiful Islamic art in a very nice display. There's English text for foreigners in every description. Not only the objects displayed here are beautiful and well maintained, but also the gallery has a gorgeous architecture. This museum actually is what you will expect of a national museum. It's a great way to get to learn more about Islamic religion and history. Totally recommended
  • I had a wonderful learning experience exploring the many levels and exhibits. I spent the early morning at the Botanical Gardens and was allowed entry 30 minutes early into the museum, which was amazing as I had each exhibit to myself for the first hour or so. Shoutout to the super nice staff for letting me in early as I was completely oblivious to the opening time. There's around 12 total exhibits, ranging from Textiles, Ceramics, Armour and Weaponry, Woodwork, etc. Each is chock full of amazing artifacts that are clearly well maintained. There's plenty of signage to contextualize these pieces which is much appreciated as some other museums I've been to in the region don't bother to fully build out their exhibits. If you're by the Botanical Gardens or are looking for a rainy day escape, you can easily spend a couple hours here admiring all the art. Pricing is reasonable at 14 rm for adults and 7 rm for students. Highly recommend.

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