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Address: Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
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A great little place to spend a quiet hour or so. Not just textiles (cloth), but also has costumes and baskets, and helps provide an understanding of these aspects of the various... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A great little place to spend a quiet hour or so. Not just textiles (cloth), but also has costumes and baskets, and helps provide an understanding of these aspects of the various local cultures.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I personally like this more than Sarawak Museum as it seems has more cultural items to see. You can make the different races that stay in Sarawak, apart from the 3 main races that you probably heard in Malaysia, here we have more native people, Iban, Bidayuh etc. you can understand their traditions, culture and history by reading and studying... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Perhaps we are what we wear. Certainly the meanings, gradations, and story behind the various patterns and motifs traditional textiles is more than just pretty designs, Origin, rank and status are all contained within the cloth. A well laid out and fascinating museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I spent a good two hours in the textile museum. As it wasn't very busy I purposely took my time to read all the exhibit information. The explanation of the symbolism in the weaving was particularly interesting.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Located in an interesting and well maintained colonial building, this is a little gem. It highlights the skills of the women who create these traditional textiles. It shows the progression from bark clothing through to the intricate double ikats and songket weaving of the indigenous inhabitants. It is free, and centrally located. Well worth a visit.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Textile Museum is downtown, across from the Post Office, next to Plaza Merdeka. It is open daily: M-F 9-4:45 S,S+Holidays 10-4; FREE entry. The Textile Museum is little-appreciated: the rooms are fairly dimly-lit, the displays look 'worn, forgotten' --and yet, there is a WEALTH of cultural, ethnic, historical information within these three floors !! It is easy to pass... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited the museum this morning and really enjoyed the experience. There is work going on there and the smell of fresh paint so obviously it is not yet complete. There are a number of historical photos depicting the clothing and customs of the various different cultures and customs of the fantastic mix of peoples who make up Kuchng and... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Even thought I used to work in a fabric store I found the textile museum to be a bit boring. It was free so that was nice and it was the most modern museum building I went to in Kuching but I don't think I spent more than 20 minutes there. I kind of rushed through it as I didn't... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Situated on/close to Merdeka Square (Independence Square), Hop on Hop Off Bus stops close by (200 Yards) There are a lot of things to see at Merdeka Square and a lot of tourists, you'll be one of them, take water. The Museum has displays of old fabric styles and types and a very nice video running on how they make... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

A nice museum that is located near the waterfront. There are three floors and you can spend a couple of hours there. There are no entry fees.

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Address: Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching

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