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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  • The Islamic Museum contains a world class collection of Islamic art and artifacts. The displays are beautifully presented. Labelling is excellent. Don't miss the dagger of Shah Jahan who built the... 
    The Islamic Museum contains a world class collection of Islamic art and artifacts. The displays are beautifully presented. Labelling is excellent. Don't miss the dagger of Shah Jahan who built the...  more »
  • Place look exclusive and reasonable entrance fee. Provide information on historic islamic mosques with beautiful replica models, hand written quran during early years, coins, ceramic, calligraphy etc. 
    Place look exclusive and reasonable entrance fee. Provide information on historic islamic mosques with beautiful replica models, hand written quran during early years, coins, ceramic, calligraphy etc.  more »
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  • This is my favourite museum in Malaysia. The displays are carefully constructed, every item has its purpose, and there's a gentle pace to the story being told. The highlight is the scale models of mosques from around the world, followed closely by the calligraphy. You can easily spend hours here. It also has a great shop.
  • I spent most of a day at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia during a few days stopover in Kuala Lumpur. This is one of the best Islamic arts museums in the world, and might be as good as Doha's museum. It is definitely better than many similar museums in the MENA region that I have been to. Here, they keep the exhibits under environmental control, and they are also well lighted for the visitor. Display explanations are plentiful. Some of the interesting and unique items are old and miniature Qurans, old books on science and medicine, and Islamic artifacts from China and India. While it's true other museums have similar items, the ones here I have not seen before, and I've been to many art and culture museums. They are in excellent condition, considering their age. The museum itself is comfortable for the visitor. It is not hot and stuffy like many museums. This is a world class facility. I will an eye for new exhibits in the future.

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