Islamic Arts Museum
Located at the west side of Kuala Lumpur, this place is just minutes away from the National Mosque, National Planetarium and Birds Park. It consists of 12 main galleries, categorized according to the kinds of artefacts. Level 3 of IAMM hosts the Manuscripts and Quran Gallery, Chinese Gallery, India Gallery, Islamic Architecture Gallery, Ancient Malay World Gallery, and the Ottoman Syrian Room. Level 4 hosts a fascinating display of textile, jewellery, ceramics, arms and armour, and ancient Islamic glassware. Facilities are provided for a large number of events, not only catering to dining and entertaining but also for workshops and seminars as well.
Students and Senior Citizens: RM7
Children below 6 year-old: Free
The Islamic Arts Museum displays an architectural design inspired by Islam. The dome like structure at the farther end of the museum shows the sheer influence of the Islamic pattern of architecture.
The interiors of the museum cover a large space. The entire building along with the interior is inspired by Islamic elements. The floors are done in bright yellow that contrast with the white ceilings and pillars. The paintings and images on the wall display Islamic art.
The permanent gallery of the museum preserves a number of relics from the early times. The creative works of the period have also been preserved here. Some of the preserved items in the museum that are historically significant are Al-Quran, Peranja cloak, the Kiswa, and Khatib Chair among others.
The museum also has a large restaurant that offers halal delights. The interiors of the restaurant are done in full white with simple tables and chairs forming an unpretentious surrounding.
The cheapest and most convenient way to reach Islamic Art Museum is by KTM train. Alight at Kuala Lumpur station, you’ll pass by the Railway Station Building, National Mosque and reach the museum at 450m away from the station.