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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

Neighborhood: Menteng
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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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I should go back for the batik lessons!

Being a fashion designer, the first spot i planned to visit was of course the textile museum, so i did. I had a very hard time looking for it,though, as it was tucked in a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Being a fashion designer, the first spot i planned to visit was of course the textile museum, so i did. I had a very hard time looking for it,though, as it was tucked in a very busy street (a bit in the shabby part of the city) so even my cab driver had no clue how to get there, GPS... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This musuem is another gem of Jakarta. However, its quite far in West Jakarta and takes an effort to get there. It houses many kinds of Indonesian textiles and is well laid out. It has frequent special exhibitions and live demonstrstions which I saw and was impressed. If you have the time do go to this colonial era building.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This place is fun, we can take a short course to make a batik. Collection of the batik is amazing from a lot of place and same of the collections was very old.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It's a little sad due to lacn of funding but presents the most wonderful display of textiles - mainly batik but some ikat. Occasionally has exhibitions of private collections which should not be missed. It has an information and teaching centre in a separate building as well as a small gallery shop. It is hard to find by taxi, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Small museum with several rooms showcasing different styles of Batik and its history. There's also a Batik shop out back where Batiks are made sometimes in classes/demonstrations. Museum is ok, best for adults only as there's nothing here for kids under 12 to see or do. One visit and you'll be set. No reason to plan an outing around stopping... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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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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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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Address: Jl Aipda KS Tubun 4, Jakarta 11421, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 560 6613
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta>  > Menteng

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