Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur

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 Museum, Family And Kids
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About Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur

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.

Islamic Arts Museum Information

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

Islamic Arts Museum Ticket Prices

  • Students: RM 7
  • Free for under 6

How To reach Islamic Arts Museum by Public Transport

  • 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 

Restaurants Near Islamic Arts Museum

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

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Things to Know Before Visiting Islamic Arts Museum

  • 79.09% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Islamic Arts Museum in their plan

  • 48% of people start their Islamic Arts Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

92.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Islamic Arts Museum

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

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Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur Reviews

  • From the moment we arrived, the building is beautiful architecturally inside and out. While inside, there are several domes, each with a distinct design and color. I was very touched by the first exhibit we saw about the bombings in Syria. It's a photography exhibit. You see before and after pictures of cities, markets, buildings and UNESCO heritage sites that were destroyed. Throughout the museum there are several artifacts of pottery, weapons, clothing, prayer books, models of mosques around the world and more. Cash admission only. No credit cards.

  • This museum is very nice. Many interesting objects related to the arts of Islam. I am currently doing research on Islamic archeology and visiting this museum is very helpful to me in doing data comparison. I will come again to visit this museum. I really like this museum.

  • What a wonderful part of our trip to Malaysia! It's right by the gardens so a nice walk around before or after. The museum was beautiful and we learned so much. The gift shop was also great, and we stopped to have tea in their cafe which is by the fountain garden. Highly recommend.

  • Large collection. VERY large museum store with LOTS of books, and a nice restaurant. Lots of Korans and manuscripts, then ceramics and weapons, and textiles. Some scientific items. Nice gallery showing photos and models of mosques around the world. So many of the items in the collection are very, very detailed... so beautiful. The time required to make many of these items was ridiculously long. Excellent customer service. We previously visited the Textile Museum, and National Museum, and the three museums complemented each other very nicely. This museum is very close to the National Mosque, is close to the National Museum, and is in the Perdana Botanical Garden, which has a huge number of specialized areas, including the Bird Park. My ranking: National Museum #1, Islamic Art Museum #2, Textile Museum #3. Recommended for those who love history, religion, ceramics, weapons, textiles or culture. This is the #1 ranked activity in KL on TripAdvisor.

  • Very interesting museum. I loved to learn about the Muslim culture. The place is very well organized, and there are some audio guides online available for download. They have a nice cafeteria inside. A bit expensive, to my taste, but it looked nice.

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