If you like to learn more about textiles, whether history or technique, Muzium Tekstil Negara is the place to go. It is located in the Dataran Merdeka area in a heritage building that was built in 1896.
The museum is divided into four galleries: Pohon Budi Gallery, Pelangi Gallery, Teluk Berantai Galery and Ratna Sari Gallery.
I do not have any particular interest in textiles but I enjoyed the opportunity to read about some of the fabrics; how they were weaved or designed and for what purpose.
All the exhibits are explained in both Bahasa Malaysia and English, which make is easy for me to understand.
Every month, the National Textile Museum hosts activities to keep people interested in the museum. Not too long ago, there was a headdress exhibition followed by a Headdress Textile Talk.
Do take note that until the end of 2016, there are guided tours for visitors. Not sure of the time, though.
Muzium Tekstil Negara (National Textile Museum)
Add: 26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-2694 3457 / 3461
Fax: 03-2694 3466
9am – 6pm daily
Closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha
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