The museum is housed in a modern complex and is the largest for Islamic art in Southeast Asia... Occupying 30,000sq m, it has a total of 12 galleries housing more than 67,000 artefacts, as well as an exceptional library of Islamic art books... Its display range from the tiniest pieces of jewellery to one of the world's largest scale model of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, all originating from Persia, Middle East and Asia...
One of the museum's famous features is the Inverted Dome Pavilion... The Iamm Auditorium can seat around 250 people... Adjacent to it is the Rehal Terrace, an additional display area, or banquet area, to complement events or functions held at the auditorium...
The museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm...
The museum provides an insight into the beauty of Islamic arts and the great civilisation that inspired it. The various themed galleries exhibit priceless treasures such as Islamic manuscripts, ceramics & glassware, metalwork, arms & armours, textiles & coins. Highlights include the Islamic Architecture Gallery which showcases replicas of famous bldgs such as Taj Mahal in India.
Entrance RM10 Adults, RM5 Kids
Opening hours 10am-6pm daily
In addition to Islamic art, there is also a large exhibit of Asian artifacts.
There is an onsite restaurant serving Arabic cuisine. It is very good. There was a set menu available, a 3 course lunch.
There are 2 floors for the museum & also a large gift/bookstore.
Right next to the Blue Mosque is the Islamic Museum that houses a collection of Islamic Literature and Art, show casting Islam as one of the multi cultural religions of Malaysia.