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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia    

  Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur | Visit Website |   03-2092 7070
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The largest museum of Islamic arts in South East Asia with more than seven thousands artifacts from the Islamic world.

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What to Expect?

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular attractions. 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.

The Islamic Arts Museum exhibits its wide-ranging collection of Islamic art in open gallery floors. The elimination of spatial division permits uninterrupted movement from one exhibition space to the next, which intends to inspire a sense of continuity. The collection is made up of galleries for Chinese, Indian, and Malay art while also including themed sections for the Quran, manuscripts, textiles, jewellery, coins, metal, wood and ceramics. The IAMM has two floors of permanent galleries, and two special galleries for temporary exhibitions.

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.

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 Address:   Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

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03-2092 7070

Everyday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Reviews 4.6   (2,523)
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    NK ZS

    in the last week

    Beautiful and peaceful.
    Lovely pieces of art to see.
    Great history and facts.
    Clean and sets the right tone from the offset.
    The gift shop is pricey but I recommend the children's section, books and small gifts. Most of the rest you can buy around KL cheaper.

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    Pietro Marino

    in the last week

    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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    Mya Yaminn

    3 weeks ago

    Interesting arts and many ancient items can be seen. Each level will give you the details era relating with Islam. The most interesting arts for me is miniature model of beautiful mosques around the world.

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    Brendan Choi

    2 months ago

    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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    Rachel Pye

    4 months ago

    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.

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