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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  • 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...  more »
  • Batik fabrics are used by many Asian people but the Malay have made it their national attire, there used to be a "Wear batik day" when men and women dressed in fabulous handpainted designs. The...  more »
  • Free entrance Cafe is currently closed (2018-12) Very nice clothes and jewellery. Informative video on a very small tv instead of the projection at the wall. Good to cool down because AC works but is not too cold. Nice to have but not on the must do list if you're in KL for short time stays. Good facilities
  • Batik and Textile museum gives some interesting insights into the culturally rich and mixed textile traditions in Malaysia. History and hands-on education. Interesting, especially for textile professionals etc.

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