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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

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Neighbourhood: Menteng
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Address: Jln. KS. Tubun I 4, Jakarta 11420, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 21 5606613
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional...

At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.

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Good place for learning Batik in Jakarta

Many stunning textiles collection and on the back of the Museum you could learn how to make Batik including colouring with eco green colour.

Reviewed 21 April 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would advise anyone going to Jakarta to visit this small museum and plan at least two hours. Batik workshop was real fun and the collection stunning.

Thank Diane I
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Many stunning textiles collection and on the back of the Museum you could learn how to make Batik including colouring with eco green colour.

Thank Yennylukes
Bengaluru, India
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is my favourite museum. I always travel here as long as were in Jakarta. Here you get to know about the textiles, the various weaving and dyeing methods. I personally enjoyed learning Batik with them. For a traveller, this is one of the must see a place, if time permits, to know about textiles and kids will love to... More 

Thank sugees
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Located in the colonial-era villa of a wealthy Frenchman that is itself spectacular, this collection of handmade Indonesian batik is a splendor to behold. Nothing pretentious about the museum, the gorgeous batiks are amazingly well preserved considering many are 70-80 years old. The museum's gardens make for a peaceful stroll before or after visiting the museum.

Thank tmccoydc12
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

At my first time coming here, I was underestimating this place. I thought it was a normal boring museum with many textiles. But, I was totally wrong. After I paid few thousands Rupiah to get in, I was welcomed by 2 big Jakarta traditional doll (called Ondel Ondel). When I enter the door, some employees welcomed me and asked me... More 

Thank Alexandra H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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92 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

In here you can find a lot of Indonesia Traditional Fabric collection. Also, you can try how to make Batik (hand drawn fabric). Great location near Tanah Abang Station so you can reach it by Commuter Line Local Train.

1 Thank Yebe
Phenix City, Alabama
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I personally enjoyed this museum very much and can't wait to go again. (I design and sew costumes for theatre and have a great love for textiles) If you are not interested in textiles then this is probably not the museum for you. The museum itself is not large, I think we were there about 2 hours and were able... More 

Thank Aubrey D
Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This museum is located so close to Pasar Tanah Abang. So, please expect a heavy traffic if you go there. The museum itself is very small, but the area is big. They museum has various kinds of fabrics from all over Indonesia. They also have some kind of garden outside the museum where you can sit and just relax. The... More 

Thank Evelin J
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was keen to visit because I've recently read about songket, the beautiful gold thread cloth from Kelatan. This was a great place to learn more: there are good displays with helpful explanatory notes, and a wide range of exhibits. Entrance is free, and there's a gift shop and cafe. Currently under renovation, the temporary entrance/exit meant extra walking because... More 

Thank Janet B
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

i don't recall much but it was old and musty. there was several interesting textile display but certainly not too much. it should have been designed more modern and interactive to attract youngsters more.

Thank shinta k

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