If you would like to educate the family about Islamic art and heritage, this is your stop. Welcome to South East Asia’s biggest museum of Islamic arts with more than 7000 artefacts from the Islamic world.
Wander through the museum’s spacious galleries and admire some beautiful Islamic tapestries, hand-written Korans, carpets, jewellery and scale models of Islamic buildings – all part of the museum’s permanent collection. While it may sound like the perfect outing for older kids to learn a thing or two about Islamic culture, the museum does cater to younger children with its children’s library, daily craft and weekend workshops. The library has a vast selection of books on Islamic arts, as well as other topics like science, history and architecture, plus children’s favourites by Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle.
Walk into the library on any weekday and you and your little one can participate in a craft session together. Or visit the museum on weekends when children get to be part of a storytelling session, art and craft workshops. Each weekend carries a specific theme with activities that promote creativity.
Check out the museum’s website for a list of workshops.
The museum itself is a beautiful showpiece of Islamic architecture- marvel at the museum’s intricate domes and tile work.
It's open for all ages. Kids ages 4-12 can participate in the weekend workshops. Children below 6 must be accompanied by a parent.
On-site, you’ll find a good Middle Eastern restaurant and an excellent gift shop with handmade gifts and books on Islamic art.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603 2092 7070
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am –6pm. Admission is RM14 for adults and RM7 for kids.