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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

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Address: Jl Aipda KS Tubun 4, Jakarta 11421, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 560 6613
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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There are two parts, one is a changing feature of textiles and the other is focused on batik. Both had quite limited displays. At the back of the complex is a building where... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Indonesia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
22 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There are two parts, one is a changing feature of textiles and the other is focused on batik. Both had quite limited displays. At the back of the complex is a building where people can do batik decoration; however today the place was very quiet. Could be so much better.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You will see the colonial building behind the street vendors. very unfortunate with this great building but cover with so many street vendors. after you came in the museum area it so shady with a lot of big trees. but the textile collections not to attractive for me. if you have more times you can participate for batik workshop. here's... More 

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Japan
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16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This museum is small, and in the main building there was a special exhibition of a local modern designers. However, the regular exhibition of batiks in the side building is a gem! You can see a big variety of good batiks, their patterns and fabrics, there. I spent only 10 minutes in the main building, but about an hour in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The place is lovely, the recent fashion designer exhibit by Buti exhibit was fantastic! I will definitely go back and will take guests but hopefully the museum will have more information on the batik and the history, etc. I really had hoped to have a chance at making batik but that area was closed, as was the gift shop. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visit this museum each time I come to Jakarta and it has been interesting to observe the growing pride the Indonesian people are taking in presenting this rich cultural aspect of their lives. The main batik museum has now been moved to what was originally the residence for the Dutch Governor. This building is still in the same complex... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our trip guide stopped at Museum Tekstil. We had to register while going in. So many nice new fashions especially for marriage day. Many ladies were listening to explanation by the designer by Indonesian language.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The textile museum earns brownie points for its great collection - but since only a fraction of the collection is on view at any one time (the displays change frequently; special exhibits showcase spectacular cloths), one really has to live in Jakarta to enjoy it all. Museum staff are friendly and helpful. In a side building there are often batik-making... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautifully laid out, great explanations, keeps changing, hosts many varied events. For those who want to see more about the batik, tenun, ikat and songket traditions this is a must...

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tokyo
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24 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Located in city center, an old, but well maintained French style Colonial mansion and garden. Inside this museum are full of historic and local batiks. Also has museum shop, filled with hand made batiks. I strongly recommend this museum for fabrics lovers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Be prepared to spend three hours and more if you want a beautiful batik cloth to take home! I really enjoyed my time here though if you're not a patient person who likes drawing and painting I don't think this is the right place for you. I felt like after learning how to make Batik, I appreciate the indonesian culture... More 

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