National Textile Museum

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National Textile Museum
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  • Masjid Jamek • 6 min walk
  • Pasar Seni • 7 min walk
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605 reviews
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Rochester191 contributions
Nice small museum, worth the entry fee
Feb 2020
Beautiful outside, with interesting exhibits of textiles and jewelry inside. During my research some people were complaining the they were now charging an entrance few. It was 5 ringit - about $1.22US. I don't know of many museums that are that cheap.
Written 8 March 2020
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland4,236 contributions
Folklore dresses
Feb 2020
Batik fabrics are used by many Asian people but the Malay have made it their national attire, there used to be a "Wear batik day" when men and women dressed in fabulous handpainted designs. The motifs vary by the techniques used - printing with hand held blocks, tye-dying or painting a figure outlined in wax on fabric. As the common global clothing is nowadays t-shirt and jeans these costumes have faded to history. This rather old fashioned museum also showcases bead embroidery sewn on slippers by Straits Chinese Nyonya and the seremonial jewellery worn and made by Sarawak people on Borneo. The cafeteria and shop no longer exist.
Written 3 March 2020
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piel_canela_2009
San Francisco72 contributions
lovely museum
Jan 2020
loved the experience and going to see not only textiles but jewelry and weaving. Lovely museum that was quite affordable. I also wish to point out the cafe and shopping area.
Written 10 February 2020
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Toko J
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia1 contribution
Not Good
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nothing you can see here. Many doors are closed.
Very dissapointed.
You better see from outside only.
5 RM not worth at all
Written 28 December 2019
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Saumya S
38 contributions
Well-curated museum with beautiful textiles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The museum was a delight! It was extremely well-laid out, with attention to detail and elaborate descriptions of Malaysian textiles and history. We loved the explanations of the process of Batik printing, and the extensive photos of actual Malaysian individuals dressed in the fabrics mentioned. The section on accessories on the upper floor was also lovely. At RM5, the entry was extremely reasonable too!
Written 27 December 2019
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Flitcraft
Seattle WA111 contributions
Well worth a visit while you're in Merdeka Square
Dec 2019
First off, the building itself is an architectural treasure. Second, it is air conditioned, which is always welcome in Kuala Lumpur! Third, the exhibits of traditional textile making and local forms of dress are nicely presented. The little movies in the jewelry room on the making of silver and gold jewelry should not be missed--they alternate versions in Malay and in English, so if it is playing in the other language, just be patient a few minutes and you will get it in your language of choice!

As of August 2019, it is not free anymore, but costs 5 ringgits for foreign visitors. That's about one dollar and change US; worth it for the air conditioning alone! Unfortunately, the cafe and gift shop were closed when I visited in December; I hope that was just a one-off, because I enjoyed the cafe very much in an earlier visit.
Written 9 December 2019
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Kathy C
Bermagui, Australia48 contributions
Excellent exhibition
Nov 2019
Very interesting museum about Malaysian textiles. The cafe next door is a treasure. The owner is an expert in batik history and is very happy to share her knowledge. The food was nice too. The building is a colonial gem.
Written 5 December 2019
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Irene T
Singapore, Singapore148 contributions
Good place to escape the rain or heat
Nov 2019
I visited this little museum using it to escape the unbearable noon heat. But the exhibits are actually quite interesting. It helps that there are accompanying texts in English, so i was able to appreciate what i was seeing. Entrance fee for foreigners is 5 Ringgit per adult. I think it's worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. It's not very big, should be able to cover it in 1-2 hrs.
Written 28 November 2019
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Ingram10
Melbourne, Australia116 contributions
Not to be missed
Nov 2019
The Textile Museum is in a wonderful heritage building and has a sophisticated display of textiles and costumes. What comes across is the range of textile designs and the places from which they have come. The influence of local designs, complemented by designs from the Middle East, India and other parts of South East Asia, is showcased.
Written 13 November 2019
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alseward53
Axminster, UK376 contributions
History
Mar 2019
Go inside to enjoy an amazing collection of wonderful displays of jewellery and clothing. A truly grand building with fabulous features and domes which is nicely located in merdeka square and easy to access
Written 18 October 2019
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