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Textile Museum

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Kuching, Malaysia
6082-244232
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Lovely colonial building?

Very pleasant to look at from the outside with its wooden shutters. Exhibits are interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gweeboonhiah
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Northampton, United Kingdom
A quick visit

The Textile Museum is located just near the Old Courthouse building and many other tourist... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SozoSisters
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Kuching, Malaysia
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"old colonial building"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant to look at from the outside with its wooden shutters. Exhibits are interesting showing the skills of a few of the local tribes especially in weaving. Intricate artefacts on display and some historical account. A very friendly Bidayuh runs the shop selling excellent...More

Thank gweeboonhiah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Textile Museum is located just near the Old Courthouse building and many other tourist attractions near the riverside. Entry was free, with a donation box. Located over three floors it was interesting to see some of the displays. It really is a quick stop,...More

Thank SozoSisters
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The building itself is really interesting to marvel at, as well. Just a note, as this is an old building, there is no lift to get up and down the 3 levels. Exhibits are well displayed. Its free and you may need not more than...More

Thank macsimogong
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Textile Museum is a good place where you can learn a lot about the weaving techniques and materials. It is not crowded and the staff is friendly and helpful. There are also some great exhibits of contemporary works. Some of the exhibits, like mannequins,...More

Thank Nenad D
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I decided to pop in as I had heard that there was a special exhibition on beads and on display were beads from the indigenous peoples of Sarawak, including a bead 'dress'. The ancient beads were joined so as to make an outer garment -...More

Thank AnnArmstrogn
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Easy to find way round with information on display. I love textiles and each one here had a story to tell. Would definitely recommend

Thank Deborah v
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The textile museum showcases authentic textiles made by the main ethnic communities of Sarawak.The architecture is an attraction in itself. It is a combination of English renaissance and colonial theme. Rectangular in structure, the Pavilion Building as it is known, was first constructed in 1907...More

5  Thank deepaksaxena88
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Housed in a colonial building, this museum showcase ethnic and tribal textile techniques and materials. Very well documented and good presentation. Interesting and worth a visit. Entrance is free.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Small but interesting museum with good display on local indigenous crafts and customs of the different ehtnic groups that go to make up Kuching/Sarawak's population

Thank Peter B
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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
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