Monday, 17 October 2016

Kuching Trip 2016: Sarawak Textile Museum

11th September 2016

Textile Museum is one of the Kuching’s earliest 2 stories buildings, this elegant construction has many incarnations (mixture of the English Renaissance and English Colonial) until its present day as it displaying local textiles and costumes from the various ethnic communities of Sarawak.

The entrance fee for textile museum is free. It is very near with Carpenter Street, post office and Plaza Merdeka.

The history for museum as below which I get from a brochure:-

The Pavilion was built in 1909 as a hospital for the exclusive use of Rajah’s officers and other Europeans; consultation rooms were on the ground floor, hospital beds on the first and nurses’ quarter on the second. It was the first multi-storey building in Kuching and during the Japanese Occupation. It was used as their Propaganda headquarters. After the War, the colonial government housed the Sarawak Education Department there until the 1970s when it was briefly occupied by the Judiciary Department. Presently, it houses Textile Museum under the charge of Sarawak Museum.   

Ground Floor only has receptionist with souvenir shops.

Inside of it is quite difficult to take photos due to the lightening.

The textile in this museum is beautiful.

In the museum has displaying the traditional clothes for all ethics during wedding.

Textile Museum
5, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg,
93000 Kuching, Sarawak.
Opening hour:
Weekday 9a.m.-4:45p.m.
Weekend & public holidays 10a.m.-4:45p.m.

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