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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

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Address: Jln. KS. Tubun I 4, Jakarta 11420, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 560 6613
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional...

At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.

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Great experience with Batik Painting and Tenun

Museum textile is located around crowded area. You might take Taxi to get there. Monday and public holidays are closed. I visited with my family and 1 other family. We start from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum textile is located around crowded area. You might take Taxi to get there. Monday and public holidays are closed. I visited with my family and 1 other family. We start from Batik Gallery to see many kinds of batik from different location in nationwide. Then we continue to see Wastro Room that show us the raw material used and... More 

Thank hatinys
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The front building showcases different exhibitions throughout the year. If you venture behind the initial building you will find the workshop where you may be taught how to make your own batik square, at a cost. The staff speak limited english however tourists can easily get by. No AC in the workshop so dress accordingly and bring water and snacks.... More 

Thank thesmult
Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum contains some beautiful batik pieces. I enjoyed viewing them but wished I could have had a guide to explain the history and significance of the various pieces or at least signs in English. The best part of the visit for me was the workshop, where for an additional fee, you are shown how to make your own batik.

Thank J B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Most of Museum Textile Museum collections are batik. Any kind of batik like batik pesisir, batik pagi sore, batik hokokai, etc. People can take batik course here.

Thank ida_srini
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Go early to the museum and make your own batik. Give yourself at least an hour to two hours to trace, wax and have your fabric dyed. It costs 75,000 rps.

Thank Marcy M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Each time I passed the Textile Museum, I wished How I would love to visit it, I fell in love with the architecture of the colonial stykle building. Luckily, I got an invitation to visit this Museum twice, the first time is at a Batik Lasem exhibition and the second time, the painting of Batik on porcelain by Mrs. Arlinda... More 

Thank fpranoto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Indonesia has zillion of textiles in its culture, it is simply sad when knowing the museum of textile is unable to reflect that. they have probably some dozen of example, but without any further explanation about the history or the cultural background. I would expect the museum explained the historical meaning of each pattern of batik, but I found only... More 

Thank Sanscoulottes
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The textile museum offer a very large variety of textiles, batik more then others. Sometimes there are temporary expositions of textiles from around the immense Indoneisa that have one of the most big variety of fabrics from differents regencies. The building is not so well managed. The bookshop is little and not so good for the choice. Doesn't exist a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The museum itself is very small and unless you're REALLY REALLY interested in Indonesian traditional batik (I am!) then I think you'll find this museum a bit boring. We took our kids (5 & 7yo) there and they offered a batik drawing activity at the back of the museum. It doesn't cost much and the kids get a handkerchief size... More 

Thank Rianti B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is more than just a museum where old dusty fabrics are kept. The building is a large beautiful dutch colonial house with a large green garden. Go further to the back yard, you will find the herb garden that is used for fabric natural colouring, gazebo to relax and to play angklung, but most importantly you will have... More 

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