The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is one of the best places to go if one is interested in the development of Islamic art in Malaysia as well as in the surrounding regions. Established to showcase and cater to the rising interest of Islamic Arts over the past decade, the museum was set up in 1998 and it is now the largest Islamic Art museum in Southeast Asia. There is where one would be able to embark into an educational journey into these art form in within the 30,000 square meters building located in the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, the nation’s capital.At the museum, one would be able to find more than 7,000 Islamic artifacts while for those who would like to read literature on the area could go to the library of Islamic art. Exhibited in the museum are jewelry, art work as well as many other objects. Here is where one would be able to find stones and gems while there is also the largest scale model of Mecca’s Masjid al-Haram in the world.
Basically, what one can expect to find here is a close and genuine representation of art in the Islamic faith where the collection are derived from the Middle East while a strong emphasis are also put for Islamic art work from Asia. There are in total 12 galleries here of which each of the spaces are catered to a specific theme be it geographical or type. The museum is opened from Mondays to Sundays including Public Holidays from 10am to 6pm. Adults pay RM12 per entry while students with ID and senior citizens pay RM6. Those below 6 years of age are free of charge.