National Textile Museum

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National Textile Museum
Tekstil Negara
2016 Kuala Lumpur, Narodowe Muzeum Włókiennictwa.jpg
National Textile Museum in 2016
General information
TypeMuseum
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening9 January 2010
Height
ArchitecturalIndo-Saracenic Revival
Technical details
Floor count2.5
Floor area3,145.3 m2
Design and construction
ArchitectArthur Benison Hubback
Website
www.muziumtekstilnegara.gov.my

The National Textile Museum (Malay: Muzium Tekstil Negara) is a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum is open daily from 9am to 6pm, free admission.

It is adjacent to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

History[edit]

Designed by Arthur Benison Hubback in an Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, the building was originally completed in 1905 to house the headquarters for the Federated Malay States Railways (FMSR, now KTM). After the FMSR moved to the Railway Administration Building in 1917, the building was handed to the Selangor Public Works department, and has subsequently housed various government and commercial occupants, including the Selangor Water Department, the Malaysian Central Bank, Agricultural Bank of Malaysia, Malaysian Craft and the High Court, before being converted for use as the National Textile Museum and opened to the public on 9 January 2010.[1]

The building is officially designated as JKR Building 26. It was gazetted as a historical building in 1983.

Architecture[edit]

The museum building is a 2.5-floor building, occupying an area of 3,145.3 m2.

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Pohon Budi Gallery
  • Pelangi Gallery
  • Teluk Berantai Gallery
  • Ratna Sari Gallery

Transportation[edit]

The museum is accessible within walking distance south west of  SP7  KJ13  Masjid Jamek LRT Station of RapidKL.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Muzium Tekstil Negara". muziumtekstilnegara.gov.my.

Coordinates: 3°08′48.3″N 101°41′38.6″E / 3.146750°N 101.694056°E / 3.146750; 101.694056