Kelantan Islamic Museum

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Kelantan Islamic Museum
Muzium Islam Kelantan
Muzium Islam (Islamic Museum), Kota Bharu, Kelantan - panoramio.jpg
General information
TypeMuseum
LocationKota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Opening11 November 1991
Technical details
Floor count2

The Kelantan Islamic Museum (Malay: Muzium Islam Kelantan) is a museum about Islam in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.

History[edit]

Kelantan Islamic Council and Malay Costumes

The museum building used to be the official residence of Kelantan Chief Minister Hassan Mohd Salleh. The building also used to house the Kelantan Islamic Council and Malay Costumes from 1917 to 1990. The building was then renovated and turned into museum which was opened on 11 November 1991 by Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra.[1][2]

Architecture[edit]

The 2-story museum building was built by wood and embedded with Islamic calligraphy of verses from the Quran. It has two stories where the lower floor houses the museum and the upper floor houses a library. The museum building resembles a mosque.[3]

Exhibitions[edit]

The museum exhibits the root of Islam in Kelantan from various artifacts and inscription documents it displays.

Opening time[edit]

The museum opens everyday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. except Fridays.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islamic Museum, Kota Bharu".
  2. ^ Super User. "The Official Website of the Kelantan State Museum Corporation - Muzium Islam".
  3. ^ designthemes. "- A Glimpse of Islamic History at the Islamic Museum Kelantan".
  4. ^ "Muzium Islam - Museum Islamic Kelantan".

Coordinates: 6°07′53.9″N 102°14′09.4″E / 6.131639°N 102.235944°E / 6.131639; 102.235944