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Very interesting!

Lots of old historic carpets and textiles to see! Also tells a little about life in Kurdistan... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Kurdish Textile Museum

it is located insider the arbil citadel this museum is for Kurdish waving. you can find the history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
amirhossein f
Tehran, Iran
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“textile museum”(16 reviews)
“lovely cafe”(4 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Erbil Citadel, Erbil 44001, Iraq
+964 750 451 4125
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All reviews textile museum lovely cafe on display gift shop worth a visit hand made rugs pattern carpet artifacts clothing culture items heritage citadel downstairs insight
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of old historic carpets and textiles to see! Also tells a little about life in Kurdistan through the years. The black tent was my favourite exhibit!

1  Thank georger572018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is located insider the arbil citadel this museum is for Kurdish waving. you can find the history of beautiful and colorful textile of Kurdish culture.

Thank amirhossein f
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This mini textile museum is located at the top of the citadel in Erbil. Although the space is pretty small, the material inside makes it worth visiting. On the lower ground you can find a gift shop, 1st floor the museum itself, and on the...More

Thank Noor_Izzedin
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Amidst the 46 degree heat of the Citadel we walked into the Textile Museum. This is a real delight and perfectly formed though small. The ground floor has a recreation of Kurdish household, some excellent rugs and textiles and several displays of clothing through the...More

1  Thank ESVincent
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

It was a really nice surprise. I started appreciate more the textile and fabrics, especially hand made. The museum has a good selection of carpets, kilims and other products. I would really recommend to visit it. It's quite small, but nicely done.

1  Thank Ola Z
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

For a dollar you can’t really beat the price and to get a glimpse into the past and culture of the local people who are so friendly.

Thank OutWithTheAllens
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

In the heart of the big citadel this musueum is like an oasis of quietness, freshness and memories of this beautiful art of broidery. Carpets, kilim, other pieces of colourful and beautiful handicraft are nicely displayed. It's worth having a tea as well.

1  Thank jcntrip
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The smell of the fabric, the colors, the threads, the lighting, the arrangements, the decorations all takes you back to the old days of Arbil craftsmanship when the textiles were made with sweat. A journey to the past in this well managed, calm, and very...More

Thank Ahmed M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

It's a small but nice museum with a lovely cafe. It offers a mixture of textiles and history. There is not plenty to see on the top of the citadel but this place is quite worth a visit.

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

A very exciting and well layed out place. The staff are very well educated and informed and love to explain the culture. Overall a lovely place to visit

2  Thank Madddds S
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