Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Location Info

Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Office Number: +603 2274 2020
Opening Hours: 09:00am - 06:00pm (Daily)

District » City Centre


Located just near to the famous Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur, the Islamic Arts Museum is a must to visit. This museum attracts thousands and thousands of visitors due to its splendid exhibits which present the intricate details of the Islamic art and how we can relate them to the religion today.


The Islamic Arts Museum houses many artifacts all the way from China, Southeast Asia, India and even the famous regions like the Middle East and Iran. All the exhibits are safely housed in this white building of a spacious 30,000 sq meters. Do expect to see one of the most beautiful ceiling domes in this building. Exhibitions are held from time to time to provide education about the religion. There is also a display of Islamic architecture featuring small scale of the world's most important mosque such as the Prophet's mosque in Medina and the Al Haram Mosque in Mecca.

The Islamic Arts Museum is a place you should not miss if you are keen to learn of the history and how Islam started. With all the incredible displays and exhibits, this truly is a place to visit. Learning about the Islamic religion will not be complete without visiting the National Mosque Kuala Lumpur. The mosque is just a stone's throw away. Do pay a visit at the mosque while you are here. Other attractions around this area are the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world's largest free flight aviary.

Do not miss the chance to watch these intelligent birds put up a show for you in the park. The Butterfly farm is a great place not just to look at this beautiful fragile creatures, it is also a place to learn of its metamorphosis. Another great place to visit is the National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur. Films can be watched here to educate you on the planets and the galaxy.


The best way to get to the Islamic Arts Museum is of course either by taxi or by driving here. But if you want to experience taking public transport in Kuala Lumpur, you can take the KTM Komuter and stop at the Old Railway Station and walk your way to the museum.