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Kurdish Textile Museum, Erbil
(4.4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
At Kurdish Textile Museum, get a feel for Kurdish history and culture by inspecting a colorful diversity of textile artworks. Located on the top floor of a local citadel, the museum's picturesque setting thematically complements the exhibits. Explore the museum's two floors and you’ll see numerous items made according to the Kurdish tribes’ tradition, including carpets, rugs, tapestries, hats, and other examples of various fabrics, all of which once formed part of a private collection. After you’ve finished your tour, explore the rest of the citadel. Put Kurdish Textile Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Erbil itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Goes way beyond what you'd expect, you get a bit of history, some old artifacts, a nice tea bar at the top and a shop in the basement. Make sure to ask them to open the shop for you, this is the only ...  more »
  • Nice museum in the Citadel of Erbil. Nice collection of carpets, clothing and other historical issues. Definitely worth a visit if one is in Kurdistan. 
  • Great job It's a very nice job for human culture . I prefer this Kurdish weaving center in Arbil Castle Among all the work done in Iraq and Kurdistan, because he is focused during my visit to this pla...  more »
Google
  • Great collection of Kurdish textiles beautifully displayed in a newly renovated building inside the Erbil Citadel. If you're lucky enough to get a tour from the museum director, he's an incredible source of information about Kurdish history and culture. Added bonuses: the best gift shop in the city downstairs and a peaceful, elegant cafe on the top floor.
  • A bit of Kurdish history in there. Beautiful textiles. Signs in English. 1500 dinars entrance fee.
  • this is the first place you want to visit in the city because of the history and it's right on the citedel
  • Its a cool museum to visit and check out some items or if you wanna buy something.
  • It's basically a museum dedicated to local textile products like rugs or clothes and also how their made . There is a section where it's shown what a traditional home objects of a kurdish house 😉