Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia was officially opened on December 12, 1998. The museum is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's tourist belt amidst the lush greenery and within walking distance to the National Mosque, Birds Park and National Planetarium.
The Islamic Arts Museum has 12 main galleries which is classified according to the types of artifacts spread over level 3 and 4. Level 3 of the museum hosts the Quran and Manuscripts Gallery, the Islamic Architecture Gallery, the India Gallery, the Chinese Gallery, the Ancient Malay World Gallery as well as the amazing reconstructed Ottoman Syrian Room dating back to the 19th Century. Visitors can also proceed upstairs to Level 4 which hosts an amazing display of jewelry, textile, arms and armor, ceramics as well as ancient Islamic glass ware.