National Textile Museum
Muzium Tekstil Negara
Established9 January 2010
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates3°08′48.3″N 101°41′38.6″E / 3.146750°N 101.694056°E / 3.146750; 101.694056Coordinates: 3°08′48.3″N 101°41′38.6″E / 3.146750°N 101.694056°E / 3.146750; 101.694056
Typemuseum
ArchitectArthur Benison Hubback
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Exterior
Exterior

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

The museum building is a 2.5-floor building, occupying an area of 3,145.3 m2. The building was designed with Moorish architectural style.[2]

Exhibitions

Transportation

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Muzium Tekstil Negara". muziumtekstilnegara.gov.my.
  2. ^ Chai, Yee Hoong (23 September 2021). "Architecture development in Malaysia: A reflection of hope and progress". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 13 October 2021.