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Textile Museum

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A nice place

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank jojialin
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Pinon Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting textile and beadwork pieces highlighting the handicraft skills of the native peoples of Sarawak. Free admission and worth stopping in for a visit.

Thank Erin D
Bintulu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The service given by the staff was great. They explained the origin of each ethnic group ( if you asked at the counter). Or else, you are also free to visit the museum on your own. The three- floor museum is a very small museum which only required 20 minutes or less to know the Sarawakians textile( if you are... More 

Thank Bernadette M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

The place is just next to Merdeka Palace Mall and parking will not be a problem. Just signage to the place is not there. Ypu need to have your coordinate right to ensure you come to the closest exit from the Mall. Overall an interesting experience. Fully recommend this place to anyone visited Kuching.

Thank Amir H
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The building itself is stunning, the two top floors are comprised of casement windows and timber louvred shutters, to me it was very Georgian in appearance. Before I even knew it was the textile museum I was totally in awe of the building itself. It was nice and cool inside too which was a welcome relief from the heat and... More 

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Tutong, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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

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