National Textiles Museum is one of the most significant heritage landmarks in Kuala Lumpur city. It is showcasing the origins, development and techniques of local textiles and the role they have had in the rich and diverse heritage of Malaysia. 

The museum is housed in one of the city’s most impressive colonial-era buildings. The exhibits, which are divided into four galleries as the following: 

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Pohon Budi Gallery 

Pohon Budi is also known as Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life) or Pohon Beringin. It is here that the theatre of life begins.  

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Pelangi Gallery 

A rainbow (pelangi) is the concave light of various strips of colors that appears in the sky. In the groupings of traditional textiles, kain pelangi is known as the royal yarn of multi-coloured cloth.   

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Teluk Berantai Galery 

Teluk berantai (interlocking bays) is a predominant motif in the making of Malay songket.   

Ratna Sari Gallery 

Ratna is an assortment of diamond, gold and other jewels. Sari is the essence and core of an important part and is usually called the saripati. Ratna Sari is a term, which aptly refers to a selected collection of jewelry borne from the creativity of artisans of yesteryears.  

Visiting Hours 

Opens every day from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (except on the first Monday of each month) 

Closed on first two days of Raya Aidil Fitri and first day of Raya Aidil Adha 

Note the Museum temporarily following the government SOP of MCO 

Entrance Fee 

Visitor Type Price 
Malaysian Citizen RM 2.00 
Elderly and Disabled (OKU) RM 1.00 
Children aged 12 years old and under (Malaysian CitizenFree 
High School Students Dressed In Uniform (Malaysian CitizenFree 
High School Students Not Dressed In Uniform (Malaysian CitizenRM 2.00 
International Council of Museums Members (ICOM) Free 
Non Malaysian Citizen RM 5.00 
Children aged 6 to 12 years old (Non Malaysian CitizenRM 2.00 
Children younger than 6 years old (Non Malaysian CitizenFree 

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