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Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur

This is a hidden gem that all visitors to Kuala Lumpur should visit, but often don’t. 
 
Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur SymbolIt opened in late 1988 and is the largest museum of Islamic art in South East Asia.  It is home to an impressive collection of jewellery, pottery, textiles,  books and manuscripts.  The initial architecture models and information panels give a great overview of the complexity and history of the Islamic world before you enter the other galleries of objects. 
 
Displays are well presented in rooms that are spacious and uncluttered.  The collections are organised by subject rather than timeframe or geography.Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur
   The purpose built galleries have stunning domes and other architectural aspects
Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur Dome
The gift shop is well stocked with very good quality pieces and the prices are not unreasonable.  One good buy is the small museum book 5’x5’ 20cm square which is a bargain at RM9.99.  The note cards are also very good value.
 
Website: http://www.iamm.org.my/i_ex/
 
Hours
Mondays to Sundays 10am – 6pmIslamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur
Public Holidays   10am – 6pm


Museum Restaurant
Closed on Mondays otherwise 10am – 5:30pm
Phone 03-2270 5188
from the website Museum restaurant  Middle Eastern cuisine predominates at this restaurant, with decor that matches the understated luxury of the museum itself. The atmosphere is augmented by music from the Arab and Persian worlds and the soothing backdrop of the Fountain Garden Courtyard outside The range of dishes includes specialities from the Arab world and beyond. These include tender meats such as lamb chops with special herbs and tenderly baked spring chicken with pine-nuts, as well as fresh vegetables cooked in rich tomato paste, and a mouth watering assortment of appetisers with freshly ground herbs. Among the most popular offerings are fatoush (Lebanon), harirah (Morocco), mansaf (Jordan) and mousakhan (Palestine), and bamya tajin (Egypt)…The Museum Restaurant has won wide acclaim for the excellence of its cooking and ambience; recent awards include the Halal Food Guide”
 
Admission
Museum Galleries
Adults RM12.00
Students, (with ID), Senior Citizens (Malaysian 55 and over)  RM6.00
Children (6 and under) FREE
Tickets are charged at RM10 & RM5 respectively when the Special Galleries
are closed.
 
How to get there:
Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur Map

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