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Textile Museum

Address: Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
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Ranked #14 of 36 Attractions in Kuching
Type: Reservations, Sights & Landmarks
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Sneem, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Has some nice fabrics and textiles from the different cultures of Sarawak. Worth spending a half hour walking through. I bought some nice bracelets in the gift shop at a great price.

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Perth, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You will gain vast knowledge of how the people in Sarawak make their arts and clothes. Good education for children.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Sarawak is very famous for its cultural richness, apart from the biodiversity. This is a place where you can explore the textile of various cultures in the state, not only the cultural beauty but also the very down-to-earth and practical way of making the textile portraying the indigenous culture of Sarawak.

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This museum was much nicer than we thought it would be. Beautiful and colourful dresses, knittings, fabrics from all over Sarawak, clothing items used for different customs. Great visit!

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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I walked in to take cover on a rainy afternoon. Well documented on two floors. Much information on the history and process of weaving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Lovely material, nice staff and gift shop. The displays and very good and you can 'get up close'. Spent 45/60 in the cool of a steamy day.

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Bathurst
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pretty much a work in progress. The textiles are reasonable but the narrative of the works could be much better

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Riddells Creek, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not special but it was ok. There was a bit of history to be absorbed. They did try to make it interesting. The gift shop isn't too bad, and the lady that runs it claims to make everything herself

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Niederstetten, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you have a lot of time, go there! it's quite interesting and there is no entrance fee. but it's old fashioned and dirty

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JOHOR BAHRU
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The best part of Kuching is no entrance fee to the museums including this Textile Museum. Located just opposite the General Post Office. Its rich in the local heritage in terms of their traditional clothing and motifs displayed. The interior is well maintained, and cool, away from the outside tropical heat. You get to appreciate the beautiful handicraft work of... More 

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