National Textile Museum

To learn about the exquisite textiles of the multi-racial communities in Malaysia, head on to the National Textiles Museum.

This museum is housed in a 114 years old building and has nearly 500 collections — ranging from Malay belt buckles to the Iban ceremonial cloth.

You will  not only see the various textiles that form an important part of the Malaysian cultural fabric, but also the intricate processes involved in producing them.

National Treasures

The museum also stores two National Treasures — the Celepa Diraja Terengganu (the Royal Terengganu Tobacco Box) and the Gending Melayu (Malay Belt Buckle), along with traditional jewellery and accessories.

While there, you can also enjoying traditional Malaysian delicacies like nasi lemak and multi-ethnic pastries in the museum’s Art Cafe.

Guided Tours

Like the National Museum, a volunteer group called the MV, comprising of local and foreign guides offer free guided tours at the Textile Museum. Please email [email protected] for further details.

Opening Hours

Closed on Hari Raya Aidilifitri and Hari Raya Haji.
Closed during the Friday prayer : 12:15 noon to 2:45 p.m.
Otherwise, opened : 9 am to 6 pm daily

Getting There

The best way to get to the Textiles Museum is by the RapidKL train. Get off at the Masjid Jamek Station. It is about a 15 minutes walk from the station.

Note: The museum is within walking distance of Dataran Merdeka and just after the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Ticket Price / Entrance Fee

Free

textile museum display