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Textile Museum

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good museum

Well organised and interesting museum - mainly about Iban tribe textiles and traditional cloths. Exibition is set in a colonial building, which used to be first hospital in town... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
izi f
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Well organised and interesting museum - mainly about Iban tribe textiles and traditional cloths. Exibition is set in a colonial building, which used to be first hospital in town, so worth a look even just for the architecture.

Thank izi f
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a very good museum for explaining how the local materials such as palm and rattan are made into various textiles for both building materials and weaving. There are several rooms each with a theme from different ethnic groups showing how collecting of materials, production, dyeing and then used. Models with variuos dress as well. Very well done and... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This museum turned out to be far more interesting that expected. Housed within an old colonial building it contains wonderful examples of ethnic Iban weaving in cloth and palm leaves. The focus is mainly on the ethnic Iban people but there are also fine examples of Chinese, Malay and Indian textiles from Borneo. The museum is compact and you can... More 

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Shenyang, China
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you or your loved ones are into Textiles - then this is the place to go. It is very in-depth about the processes of making textiles from the many ethnic groups that make up the country of Malaysia. Very interesting and rewarding experience and a good place to start for understanding the different techniques involved in making textiles in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

it is located just opposite the post office. it is an old colonial building the architecture is nice and very colonial. the inside is a bit old. the staff are friednly and helpful they are very informative and you get to know the textile industry in sarawak. a good place to visit to know more of the textile industry.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A small but very informative museum. If you are in the area and want a slice of history it is worth a look. Lots of information about traditional dress of the local indigenous people of Sarawak.

Thank Alice Q
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Small museum of just three floors; consists of textiles from the different cultures in Malaysia, especially the indigenous tribes. The museum does look a little run down and could use some work, but still worth a look for those interested in local textiles and their cultural significance. After all, it is air conditioned and admission is free.

Thank Ken L
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

It is located near a shopping mall, the post office and quite near carpenter street. I loved the warm greetings of the staffs there and they were very nice in answering questions, even questions that are not related to the museum. There were not much things though, but the building seems similar to British style buildings and it is rather... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is a textile museum located side by side with Kuching Waterfront, The Old Courthouse, The Brookes Memorial, and The Square Tower. All are within minutes of walking distance. There is no entrance feel to visit the museum.

Thank Shathees
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I visit this place very intereste small but well decorated Not suppise to take photos but the nan at the reception was to bussy watch a movie at his iphone and laughing all the time vthus was on a sunday afternoon many interesting pieces of textiel with goid explanation right next to the old court house

Thank Petrus Z

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