National Textile Museum
National Textile Museum
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  • Masjid Jamek • 6 min walk
  • Pasar Seni • 7 min walk
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marftrip
Kernersville, NC264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The previous reviews have throughly described the building, cost, time needed, etc. And I would definitely agree about adding some interactive activities to better involve visitors.

But I’ll also add that this museum is well worth a visit, holding a beautiful collection! The quality of not just the textiles, but the room of jewelry, is outstanding! There’s a gallery that describes many different dying, embroidery, knitting, weaving, etc., techniques with some jaw dropping examples.

Additionally, I was fortunate to catch the current special exhibit on the history of the Kebaya - what a treat! The exhibit highlights the many variations of this traditional outfit as interpreted among the various ethnic groups in Malaysia, but also included some stunning examples worn by royalty.

All in all, a very enjoyable two hours, I highly recommend!
Written 2 January 2024
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NurFarah
Klang, Malaysia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Its nice place to know our textile culture, Place infront Dataran Merdeka KL & beside Central market . Come & see our culture
Written 11 November 2023
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wireless_in_CA
United States5,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Located across from Merdaka Square this was a small, four room museum housed on two floors.

We visited during the early afternoon and practically had the museum to ourselves.

One room devoted a lot of detail to the many different techniques to making batiks and other types of textiles. It helped us appreciate how much time and effort was out into making these type of materials.

Overall a bargain at 5MYR admission.
Written 11 October 2023
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Clodagh G
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Brilliant museum we just happened to come across. It gives a different way to learn some of the history. Would definitely recommend
Written 25 April 2023
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25Dnat
Nottingham, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Hidden gem in Kuala Lumpur. Surprisingly little information on this museum which spanned 2 air conditioned floors in a historic building. It offered a history of textile and fashion design for the Malay, Chinese, Indian and Native population. Well worth a visit if you enjoy fabrics. Only $1.30USD/ 0.90p GBP/$2 Australian dollar entry
Please consider strolling to the Sentral Market, for a local bazaar
Written 18 March 2023
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Omni F
Whitsett, NC227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. I happen to work with fabrics so this museum was quite informative on the batik process and the fabrics are absolutely beautiful.
The only disappointment was that their gift shop is no longer open since the pandemic. I would have liked to have purchased some items to help support the museum, but as the guide told me, I could pick up the same items at Central Market.
If you sew or love beautiful fabric, definitely take the time to stop into this museum.
Written 7 March 2023
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Azreen A
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The museum is well air conditioned so its very cool, very tidy and clean. There’s clean bathroom and prayer room. Very well maintained. There’s a lot to see and learn speaking from local myself. Fee is rm2 each cash only. Tips: stop at lrt pasar seni if using public transport. Cross the bridge to the pos besar malaysia and then from there take right. It’s on your right. The building is opposite of dataran merdeka and klcg. Need to walk a bit. Muchhhh nearer than masjid jamek lrt for real. There’s an ongoing exhibition. You can check their ig and facebook.
Written 6 November 2022
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Jay E
Washington DC, DC33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Excellent displays of various techniques for weaving and embroidery used by peoples of Malysia. Great way to get a visual idea of the diversity of clothing designs and their inspiration. It only costs about 5RM to enter. Highly recommended.
Written 4 November 2022
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Arthur S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Muzium Tekstil should not opened to public if they are not able to welcome properly visitors. All the building is under maintenance. The air conditioning was not working in the galleries. With more than 40 degres celsius, the visit has turned into a nightmare. We spent 10 minutes and paid / wasted 10 ringgits.
Written 7 November 2021
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IRHS
Rochester209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Beautiful outside, with interesting exhibits of textiles and jewelry inside. During my research some people were complaining the they were now charging an entrance few. It was 5 ringit - about $1.22US. I don't know of many museums that are that cheap.
Written 8 March 2020
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