The Pavilion (Textile Museum)
9.00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. (Monday - Friday); 10.00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
The Textile Museum was designed in the style of the New Orleans Creole townhouse, and was the first building in Sarawak to use reinforced concrete. This building originally functioned as a medical centre in 1907 and became the headquarters of the Education Department from 1947 until 1970 after the World War II where it was used as a propaganda HQ. The building was restored in 2005, and is currently used by the Museum Department as the Textile Museum, showcasing authentic textiles made by the main ethnic communities of Sarawak. Visitors follow an exhibition flow of how a finished product such as weaving came about. Also on display are contemporary work of designs based on traditional weaving and design techniques. Traditional costumes and fashion accessories used in ceremonies are also on display.