National Textiles Museum

The National Textile Museum is a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Situated within Merdeka Square along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, the National Textiles Museum is hailed as one of the most significant heritage landmarks in Kuala Lumpur city centre. It is housed in a beautiful old heritage building on Merdeka Square in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's main tourist area. The Mughal style building was designed by AB Hubback (who designed so many of the city's most famous landmarks) and was completed in 1905 as headquarters for the Federated Malay States Railways. In 1917 the building was subsequently handed over to the Selangor Public Works department and over the following decades it served as premises for the Selangor Water Department, the Central Bank, Agricultural Bank, Malaysian Craft and the High Court before being refurbished as a museum. The National Textile Museum opened to the public in 2010. It was gazetted as a historical building in 1983. The museum is divided into four galleries arranged over two floors: Pohon Budi Gallery, Pelangi Gallery, Teluk Berantai Gallery and Ratna Sari Gallery. More interesting than I expected and definitely worth a quick visit. Half an hour would probably be sufficient time for most people to tour the museum (unless you have a special interest in textiles). Opening Hours Open Daily 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Location of Textile Museum National Textile Museum at 26 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin 50500 Kuala Lumpur. Phone: 03 2694 3457/3461 Fax: 03 2494 3466

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