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Textile Museum

Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Kuching
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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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205 reviews 205 reviews
53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Shenzhen, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A very pleasant hour's worth of activity. We took our young daughter and she found it engaging enough as well. Good selection of local prints and designs - maybe a bit focussed for anyone not into home furnishings and ethnic pattern making.

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was a bit disappointed with my visit this time to the museum as a lot of the galleries were closed for redevelopment .Probably need it but there was some interesting exhibits of bark cloths and bead work.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great that Sarawak's wonderful textiles and crafts have been preserved for all to see - it's very central so easy to pop in for a look round. Plus there was a shop selling many interesting handicrafts.

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