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Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

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Neighbourhood: Menteng
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Address: Jln. KS. Tubun I 4, Jakarta 11420, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 5606613
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional...

At this museum tourists learn the history and methods of the traditional art of Javanese batik.

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Great insights into local fabrics and costumes

I was keen to visit because I've recently read about songket, the beautiful gold thread cloth from Kelatan. This was a great place to learn more: there are good displays with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Janet B
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is located so close to Pasar Tanah Abang. So, please expect a heavy traffic if you go there. The museum itself is very small, but the area is big. They museum has various kinds of fabrics from all over Indonesia. They also have some kind of garden outside the museum where you can sit and just relax. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was keen to visit because I've recently read about songket, the beautiful gold thread cloth from Kelatan. This was a great place to learn more: there are good displays with helpful explanatory notes, and a wide range of exhibits. Entrance is free, and there's a gift shop and cafe. Currently under renovation, the temporary entrance/exit meant extra walking because... More 

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jakarta
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

i don't recall much but it was old and musty. there was several interesting textile display but certainly not too much. it should have been designed more modern and interactive to attract youngsters more.

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Thank shinta k
Jakarta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Museum textile is located around crowded area. You might take Taxi to get there. Monday and public holidays are closed. I visited with my family and 1 other family. We start from Batik Gallery to see many kinds of batik from different location in nationwide. Then we continue to see Wastro Room that show us the raw material used and... More 

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Thank hatinys
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The front building showcases different exhibitions throughout the year. If you venture behind the initial building you will find the workshop where you may be taught how to make your own batik square, at a cost. The staff speak limited english however tourists can easily get by. No AC in the workshop so dress accordingly and bring water and snacks.... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The museum contains some beautiful batik pieces. I enjoyed viewing them but wished I could have had a guide to explain the history and significance of the various pieces or at least signs in English. The best part of the visit for me was the workshop, where for an additional fee, you are shown how to make your own batik.

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Thank J B
Bekasi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Most of Museum Textile Museum collections are batik. Any kind of batik like batik pesisir, batik pagi sore, batik hokokai, etc. People can take batik course here.

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Thank ida_srini
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Go early to the museum and make your own batik. Give yourself at least an hour to two hours to trace, wax and have your fabric dyed. It costs 75,000 rps.

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Thank Marcy M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Each time I passed the Textile Museum, I wished How I would love to visit it, I fell in love with the architecture of the colonial stykle building. Luckily, I got an invitation to visit this Museum twice, the first time is at a Batik Lasem exhibition and the second time, the painting of Batik on porcelain by Mrs. Arlinda... More 

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Jakarta
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Indonesia has zillion of textiles in its culture, it is simply sad when knowing the museum of textile is unable to reflect that. they have probably some dozen of example, but without any further explanation about the history or the cultural background. I would expect the museum explained the historical meaning of each pattern of batik, but I found only... More 

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