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National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur

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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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  • Although we did not go inside, the outside of the building is very impressive. Very clean here and certainly worth a visit.  more »
  • we were on a tour of KL that showed us the highlights of the city's architecture more than anything else - one of the spots was the National Textiles Museum; it stood out. only a two story building wi...  more »
  • It shows the many steps that have to be reached to get too the finished product. If Malaysia is still doing this by hand the cost should be expensive. A must see.  more »
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  • A little too quite when I visited that made the ambiance a bit creepy. Nonetheless, offers a great collection of textile and fabric from all of Malaysian​ states.
  • I like there are many things to learn about Malays culture that I don't know. I really hope there is proper signage where to go and proper caption since there is no caption for certain clothes. How hard to make a caption? Anyway, a good culture experience for me.
  • It shows the history of cloth in Malaysia. The time consuming and hard work. Very informative
  • Interesting muzium but no guide to show around, it would have been more interesting if guides are available to provide good explanation on the interesting exhibits
  • Nice museum, and free to boot. If you like making textiles, highly recommend. No A/C, though.