Islamic Arts Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: JalanLembahPerdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 50480, Malaysia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-322742020
  • Ticket Price: 14 MYR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Family And Kids

This is Southeast Asia has largest gallery on Islamic Art. It may also be the most beautiful. The stunning building has a giant blue turquoise dome, is decorated inside with Islamic art, but otherwise is a sleek white building. Its massive exhibition space houses 7000 different Islamic artefacts. These cover various themes such as: architecture, religious text, coins, textiles, India, Malaysia, China, Jewellery, ceramics, and metalwork. The highlights of the museum include:

  • The 1964 Kiswa, a door curtain from the Kaaba, which is changed annually.
  • Models of important mosques from around the world.
  • 17th century prayer books.

The museum also holds children’s workshops. Also, visit nearby attractions in the city which are covered in Kuala Lumpur itinerary 5 days.

  • Check out the museum shop.
  • Check out the multi cuisine restaurant.

  • Students: RM 7
  • Free for under 6

  • B115 stop WismaTani, Jalan Sultan Salahuddi
  • KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station
  • KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Double Decker Tour Bus Service stop Station No. 15 

  • Museum has restaurant– 11:00 am to 05:00 pm /closed on Mondays
  • Sandwich Bar

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  • Islamic Arts Museum Address: JalanLembahPerdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 50480, Malaysia
  • Islamic Arts Museum Contact Number: +60-322742020
  • Islamic Arts Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Islamic Arts Museum Price: 14 MYR
  • Best time to visit Islamic Arts Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Islamic Arts Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 52.76% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Islamic Arts Museum in their plan

  • 55.79% of people start their Islamic Arts Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Islamic Arts Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

92.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Islamic Arts Museum

People normally club together Betel Leaf and Central Market while planning their visit to Islamic Arts Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Probably one of the best, if not the best, Islamic Arts museum in the world. It's quite huge with all aspects of Islamic Arts and culture. covers every nation where Islamic art is found. My favorite was the architecture area where models of beautiful mosques from medieval times are shown. The galleries span multiple floors, covering clothes, literature, armaments, pottery, painting, metalware etc. Covers a huge span of time as well. A must see for visitors to KL. Walking distance from the national mosque

  • Way more interesting than you'd think. Medieval art is rad. The painting of a prince literally overthrowing the king is pure poetry. And yes, I do mean literally (see my photo) As for the exhibits, they are well arranged by country of origin and type: household items, weaponry, Islam in China, Islam in India, etc. However, the museum really needs to work on the stories behind the displays. Save for one exhibit on life in ancient palaces, the walls of text are uniformly mundane, in tiny font and sleep-inducing, leaving the displays to speak for themselves. Luckily, many of them can. Finally do stop by the gift shop as it really is worth a visit. Most of its trinkets such as mugs, bookmarks and paintings are uniquely inspired by Islamic art.

  • Beautifully curated museum with excellent scholars' library. Restaurant excellent. Gift shop excellent. Childrens library has lots of activities for children. The sections on Asian Islam and calligraphy are really special.

  • I have found it really interesting and well detailed. The old manuscripts and the miniature mosques were my favorite! Recommended.

  • A must to visit. A place to see the Islamic arts and history. Very insightful and good knowledge to gain .I would encourage more students to go and learn about the islamic historical arts . The place is well kept and historical items are well preserved. The gift store has alot of items that can purchased at a minimal price.

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