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Textile Museum

Kuching, Malaysia
6082-244232
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Ranked #12 of 36 Attractions in Kuching
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JOHOR BAHRU
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Charming small but well presented exhibits.There are some gems for fabric buffs but enough general notes for others to enjoy the diveristy.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

If you're interested in Asian textiles it is very good. It is nice to see some high quality preservation practises of textiles. Well managed site and free admission.

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice museum, with great exhibitions, As Textile profeesional a must see over here. Friendly and helpful staff, some more translations would be nice

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is quite interesting and it is free - simply walk in after or before your visit to the Sarawak museum, which is only a 5 minute walk away

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

the textile museum had several paintings of historical figures kept in a hidden room on the ground floor seperated by panel doors. they probably obliged if you ask kindly.

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Aussie in Asia
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We called in here after visiting the Ethnology museum. Information on the textiles was interesting but l would have liked more representation of different groups in Sarawak. The models need to be updated but the loom displays were interesting. The building was pleasantly cool in the midday heat. The shop was expensive though the assistant was cheerful and helpful. Worth... More

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Borneo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The museum was an interesting way to learn about the patterns used in traditional textiles and the ways they are made. The mannequins are a bit odd and creepy though.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Popped in here for just a few minutes as is free and was close to our hostel (and everything else was shut). Has some beautiful textiles on display, and explains some of the designs. They have mannequins portraying the process which are not very... lifelike.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Textile Museum is housed in a gorgeous old Colonial building just off the Kuching Esplanade. There was no entry fee and we had the entire museum to ourselves for an hour. The exhibition is beautifully curated and shows a fascinating history of woven basketware, matting and textiles. Really worth a visit!

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