Islamic Arts Museum
The Islamic Arts Museum is a place where you will find an impressive collection of art pieces that truly represent the Islamic world.
The Islamic Arts Museum is home to the largest collection of Islamic arts in Southeast Asia, containing more than 10,000 artifacts and an exceptional library of Islamic art books. Its huge range of exhibits include manuscripts, jewelry, textiles, weapons, armours, coins, metal works, wood carvings, and ceramics. The museum’s building itself is stunning, with turquoise-coloured domes and amazing glazed tile work.
The Islamic Arts Museum is located at the centre of Kuala Lumpur, which is about 2 kilometres from the transportation hub – KL Sentral.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, including public holidays.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The adult entrance fee is RM 14 (USD 3.40). Senior citizens and students (with ID) are entitled to a 50% discount. Children of ages 6 and below can enter free of charge. The fee is subject to a 6% of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
How to Get There
You may reach the museum via the KTM Komuter Railway. Just disembark at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and walk 7 minutes to the museum.
The park is suitable for people of all ages interested in Islam.
Time to Spend
Visitors are recommended to spend 2 to 3 hours in the museum.
A restaurant located at the ground floor of the museum serves Middle Eastern cuisines. It offers popular dishes from Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and the Arab Gulf. The Hummus and Mandy Lahm are highly recommended. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.
- National Mosque – 2-minute walk
- Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Butterfly Park – 7-minute walk
- National Planetarium – 14-minute walk
You can easily find accommodation in the city of Kuala Lumpur, ranging from budget hostels, mid-range accommodation to luxury hotels.
Good to Know
Book online at http://audioguide.iamm.org.my/ for an audio guide to gain more in-depth knowledge of the exhibits.