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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

Address: Jl Aipda KS Tubun 4, Jakarta 11421, Indonesia (Menteng)
Phone Number: +62 21 560 6613
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Ranked #30 of 155 things to do in Jakarta
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Armidale
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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202 reviews 202 reviews
88 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
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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363 reviews 363 reviews
24 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I loved making my own batik for $7.00 but it took over 2 hours. Little ants bit my bare feet as I worked. I moved away from the ants. (You have to remove your shoes). Husband was thoroughly bored. The rest of the museum is smallish and I didn't really appreciate the work involved in batik until I tried to... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I went there with my roommate from US, which she was really excited to know all about batik in the museum. So they let us to make our own batik tulis and we can keep them after. She also bought a Kebaya which is a very beautiful traditional clothes from Indonesia and matched her really well. The place is so... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

what we really enjoyed doing here was we could make our own batik. This was a new and a learning experience. i did not find the museum very interesting thou. If you want to learn to make your own batik, then this is a good place.

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