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 Museum, Family And Kids

Islamic Arts Museum - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Islamic Arts Museum

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Islamic Arts Museum

  • 52.84% 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.

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Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur Reviews

  • We loved it. I only wish we spent more time there. The artifacts and craftsmanship displayed are just amazing. By far the best place we went to on our trip. They have a scavenger hunt pamphlet for the kids, which I had gotten did the younger ones, but they didn't need it. Even they enjoyed and could appreciate the beauty there. Kids being kids, my husband and I went able to take in each and every piece (there's really a lot there)

  • The exhibits are nice. However, foreign tourists keep on taking photos inside the exhibitions, which can be annoying. The bookstore has a lot of interesting books. I would like to buy them, but I can find cheaper editions at Kinokuniya instead. The difference is the publisher logo.

  • Wonderfully curated museum in a beautifully ornate building. RM14 for adults and RM7 for students (any kind of student from any country, I think). I kind of stumbled upon this museum when I was looking for another museum, but it was so eye catching, I had to stop by and ended up spending 2 hours there. I probably could have spend another hour or more if I looked through everything in more detail but I had an agenda and needed to get going. I went on a Sunday but it wasn't too crowded. It was quite a serene experience being in this beautiful (and air conditioned) building.

  • This museum is a great place to learn about history of Islam. It has some great models of all the famous mosques in the world. Also has artifacts from the great Muslim dynasties that ruled middle East to all the way to Asia. Is a place to gain knowledge about a religion that has been labeled violent by some, when visting place have open mind to see how the people from this great region have made positive impact in this world.

  • Serene location suitable for a relaxing time enjoying history. Materials are not impressive but still interesting nevertheless. Building is wonderfully designed with islamic architecture. Improvement could be made for the restaurant/cafe. Need a cozy cafe to just chill rather than lavish restaurant. The exhibitions could be improved to a more interactive approach.

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