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The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (Malay: Muzium Kesenian Islam Malaysia) was officially opened on 12 December 1998. The museum is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist belt amidst the lush greenery of Perdana Botanical Gardens and within walking distance to the National Mosque, Bird Park and National Planetarium.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
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.
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.
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.
My 1st museum to visit which is centered on Islamic history. Really great, knowledgeable, and nice architecture. A must visit for everyone and also near to other tourist spots. Personally, I really loved it. Also have a souvenir shop inside it as well a restaurant, but with expensive menu.
Beautiful, spectacular multi-level display of artwork, paintings, jewelry, weapons, to scale models of mosque s and other buildings. Ans equally as impressive is the museum building itself, fantastic! It's perfect for 1-3 hours especially on a hot or rainy day. Enjoy!!
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.
If you wished to get the great history of Islam, do head down here. It's peaceful and fill with knowledge to understand Islam. Love the top floor of Islam architecture. It's quiet during weekdays and the building is modernly simple
Excellent museum with some beautiful artwork. Was nice and quiet when I was there and the entrance fee wasn't expensive. There's also a really good shop full of prints and cards.
Great place to visit. I’ve learned a lot there. All the things there are well preserved and kept very nicely. A clean enviroment and friendly staff. The souvenirs are quite reasonable but I’m a bit upset about the pricing of a stand for the tile. It cost us RM 20 for a flimsy clear plastic stand and it is quite thin. I also want to mention that it could be a bit tiring as there are a lot of stuff to view. All in all, it is a wonderful, clean and informative place. 👍🏻👍🏻
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great museum. A little bit of everything. Textiles, weapons, jewelry, household objects. Well curated and beautifully presented. Not crowded at all.
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)
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.
Must visit. This impressive museum are very well maintained. The item on display are well described in both English and Bahasa melayu. There is a cafe in the museum should you need a break and also a good souvenir shop. Couple your trip to the national mosque with a visit here. Entry fee is reasonably priced at rm14 for adult and rm7 for student and senior citizens. Don't forget to look up while in the museum as the have lovely ceiling too.
ARCHITECTURE ENTHUSIASTS!!! This is a must for you!!! And please have some time in your hand!!! The physical detailed scaled models of mosques and Islamic Architecture are fantabulous!!!! In short the museum gives a pretty comprehensive idea about Islamic history, culture and Architecture.... The curated collections are amazing detailed and well-explained....the staff is cooperative and courteous!!! Don't forget to visit the amazing museum shop!!! They have some pretty unique and high quality items!!! A very good place for souvenir buying!!! Super Thumbs Up!!!