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Address: Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
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Classic old museum but unique inside

When i was waiting for my couchsurfing member, i went to textile museum (it was raining at that time in the morning), i look around for 1 hour & it was really interested about how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tutong, Brunei Darussalam
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Tutong, Brunei Darussalam
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i was waiting for my couchsurfing member, i went to textile museum (it was raining at that time in the morning), i look around for 1 hour & it was really interested about how they made those clothes in the past until now.. This building is next to merdeka plaza

Thank Dilah115
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A well worth it experience. It is three floors and each floor has wonderful displays. While I love textiles and the history of cloth, I found this museum to be innovative, educational and quite impressive.

Thank Zelda K
Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This museum exhibits the various types of costumes worn by the races in Sarawak as well as the products from textile, clothing designs and weaving. It provides detail information and description of the traditional costumes worn during occasions such as festivals and weddings. Picture-taking is prohibited inside and entry is free.

Thank James N
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159 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Textile Museum has an impressive collection of not only textile but also an interesting display of traditional clothes from the different tribes of the area. You could easily spend an hour in this Air Condition building and admission is free. There is also a souvenir shop on the ground floor selling locally made handicraft at reasonable price.

Thank Gerard R
Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The thought of seeing it as a very tiny building stopped at the entrance towards the first floor when you're not only seeing textile but also the cultures. Well maintained and friendly staff.

Thank WN6
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good for a visit if you have nothing else to do. Its right beside the plaza merdeka mall which is easily accessible. Get to see the what people wear and the traditions behind it.

Thank JC_5382
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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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.

Thank Sam V
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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 

Thank AmethystAme
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.

Thank IanD64
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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.

Thank elizabeth t

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