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Textile Museum

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Kuching, Malaysia
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Housed in a colonial building, this museum showcase ethnic and tribal textile techniques and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interesting sociological insights

Small but interesting museum with good display on local indigenous crafts and customs of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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,...More

1  Thank donnison44
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...More

Thank OzzieAli
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...More

Thank Photodude45
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...More

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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
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...More

Thank Ken L
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...More

Thank jojialin
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