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National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur

(3.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Visit National Textile Museum for an in-depth look into the history of clothing design and production in Malaysia. Observe an array of exhibits containing traditional fabrics from various periods. Watch video presentations and read the informative explanations about textile painting techniques and their cultural significance. Visit the upper-floor jewelry and headgear section to view intricate necklaces, bracelets, and other traditional accessories. If you you're not particularly interested in fashion and its history, stop by to see the striking colonial-era architecture of the building the museum is located in. Work out when and for how long to visit National Textile Museum and other Kuala Lumpur attractions using our handy Kuala Lumpur tour planner.
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  • This museum offered the best thorough description of the full range of Malay textile techniques. All Batik methods (there are 4), many embroidery approaches, and other woven. Plus large galleries upst...  more »
  • One of the tourist attraction which you can learn more about the textile. it's great to know such a nice place to visit.  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in fabrics, jewelry, history. Entry is free, which surprised me as almost all other Malaysian museums charge an entry fee. This museum has some interesti...  more »
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  • Free entrance, went on a Sunday evening, there were only 3-4 visitors. Quite scary if you are alone. Lightings can be improved. Clearer signage for a better gallery visiting flow would be helpful. Might visit next time to try out the cafe 😀
  • Surprisingly entertaining and educational. After being exposed to the high heat near around Merdeka squrae, this is a good place to come to cool down, and see something beautiful. Best kept secret there is their cafe, managed by a celebrity chef, price is cheap but taste is amazing! The small gift shop has some beautiful things to buy too, some even not easily found all over KL.
  • Nice building, beautiful collection. Good for people interested in education and textiles history. Weekend no entry was not good
  • they had lots of mannequins, samples of different types of batik too. pricey gift shop but pieces are unique
  • The curation needs to be stepped up considerably. Visitors get very little context for the exhibits, some of which are not well illuminated. Even as a local visitor, I could hardly make much sense of the exhibits. Ethnic outfits were not properly identified by geographic location. Some info panels were completely illegible. Skip the exhibits. Rather, use the opportunity to explore the interior of a colonial building, admire its architectural features and take in the view of the buildings surrounding Merdeka Square from the upper level.