The Balai Khazanah Islam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah with its knowledge museum concept is among landmarks of the intellectual leadership of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in maintaining, empowering and preserving the treasures of Islamic heritage.
The beautiful Balai Khazanah Islam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah was founded by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Located at Jalan Pengiran Babu Raja in Bandar Seri Begawan, the complex was built in May 2015 and was completed in January 2018 at a cost of about one hundred and ten (110) million dollars. It is a manifestation of His Majesty's aspiration and determination to preserve and revive the greatness of Islamic treasures and heritage. Its completion created history following 18 years that the knowledge treasure and artefacts were placed at a temporary gallery at the Brunei Islamic Library Building, Darul Ifta Brunei Darussalam under the administration of the State Mufti's Department.
Built on a nineteen thousand and seven hundred fifty square metres site, the Balai acts as a resource of religious propagation to protect the strength of aqidah or faith befitting the noble intention of the Monarch to uphold the eminence of Islam. The Balai Khazanah Islam has a number of facilities including 9 main galleries that exhibit His Majesty's personal Islamic treasures collection, auditorium, library, conference room and surau.
The design of the Balai Khazanah Islam is based on the Brunei Malay Islamic Monarchy architecture. Its construction not only continues the function and agenda of gathering and exhibiting materials on a permanent basis but also in spreading knowledge in the field of Islamic heritage which are collecting, developing, maintaining, exhibiting, researching and spreading the Islamic knowledge heritage.
Source: Radio Television Brunei