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. Before you head to Kuala Lumpur, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kuala Lumpur trip planner , to make sure you see all that Kuala Lumpur has to offer, including National Textile Museum.
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  • The building is absolutely stunning. Inside are very nicely curated and interesting exhibitions. The shop was a little disappointing. For such a big building, it would be nice if there were more thing...  more »
  • This museum was on our way, when 1st contact with a city: we have not regretted the visit. The presentation is very good and there are fabrics, clothing and jewelry of any origin, coming from the various regions of the country. In addition, admission to the exhibitions is free.
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  • I can't seem to understand why some people say, there is nothing in this museum. Well, I learnt so much about the Malaysian culture and traditions especially when it comes to their dresses, trades, tr...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful exhibition. Beautifully made and very instructive. I am a craft nerd, but even my SO loved this place. The museum shop was lovely too and the cafe was very nice.
  • One of my favorite exhibits in KL. The demonstrations on how these gorgeous fabrics were made is excellent. Rich with culture and history. I wish we had had more time. Definitely worth a visit.
  • A good museum for textile knowledge. Those interested, this is a good place. But mostly more to Malay textiles history. And is free of charge. Strategic location opposite Independence Square. You can just spend an hour here. A video theatre for you to rest your feet while watching the history of textile. Not a bad idea after long walk under the sun.
  • This museum was fascinating, a must see if you are interested in fashion and crafts. There is an incredible collection of ornate jewellery and accessories that shouldn't be missed.
  • Vow History of traditional art well captured. Best maintained

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