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Textile Museum

The Textile Museum is located in a building called the Pavilion which was built in 1907 as a medical centre. The ground floor housed the consultation room, a laboratory and officers. On the first floor was the "European Hospital" - that is to say, the hospital reserved for Europeans only. The nurses quarters occupied the top floor. The Pavilion was taken over by the Japanese Occupational Forces during World War II, and was used as their headquarters. Following the war, it was occupied by the Education Department until the 1970's, when it was given over to the Judiciary Department. The museum exhibits a visit-worthy collection of authentic local textiles and costumes made by the ethnic community of Sarawak. It's divided into four main galleries depicting the processes of the preparation of raw materials, weaving, costume motifs, accessories and wedding costumes.

Open: 9am-4.30pm.

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Aug 22, 2010

Textile Museum aka Pavillion

A bit of a Wild West feel in this building. Known as the Pavillion, it houses the Textile Museum (another branch of the Sarawak Museum). Constructed in 1907, this building now displays authentic Sarawak textiles and costumes particularly of the natives.

Opens daily 0900 - 1630 except on first day of public holidays. Admission is free.

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Jan 07, 2009

Textile Museum

Right in from of the General Post Office, a quaint three-storey colonial styled building known as the Pavilion, built in 1907 served as offices to a number of goverment departments. Today it houses the Textile Museum.

It has four galleries featuring raw materials, weaving, textiles motifs and accessories and bridal wears. This is an interesting museum for those wanting to know a bit more on the textiles of the indigenous people from bark cloth to the Pua Kumbu.

The displays are quite new and informative, if you are really into textile. Or else, you will find the subject matter a bit boring and dry. The mannequins demonstrating textile weaving can look a bit eerie in the deserted rooms.

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Oct 15, 2007

Textile Museum

This museum displays the clothing and weaving technology of Sarawak including all cultural groups from the Indegenous to the Malay and Chinese. Admission is free

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Jan 11, 2009
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