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

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

  • 95% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Islamic Arts Museum in their plan

  • 37.96% 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

89.98% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur Reviews

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  • 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 place was beautiful and peaceful in a city that is thriving and busy all the time. The mixture of history and the modern is beautiful. There is a lot to see so prepare to have a few hours spare. Luckily thete is a restaurant on site. The gift shop was offered a great range of things.

  • A great place to spend a good two hours to escape the heat or the rain. The museum has two floors and I especially liked the miniature mosques that features some of the best architecture the Islamic world has seen. In addition, there is a myriad of artifacts and little wonders to keep you fascinated.

  • The exhibits are nice. However, foreign tourists keep on taking photos inside the exhibitions. 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.

  • Showing a great variety of interesting things to see, from architectures of mosques to collections of antiques and costumes of different muslim ethnicities. The museum itself is a representative piece of Islamic arctecture of high appreciative value with a sunshine-soaked centre courtyard, a fountain and a lounge for high tea. Pleasant and helpful staff and the admission ticket is very affordable.

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