We open the doors to sweet symphonic music, which sets our mood for the guided tour of the exhibition. On entering the new section of Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (QSMT) _ the main space has been open to the public since May last year as a learning centre about textiles _ we had to pinch ourselves that we hadn't walked into the Mad Hatter's tea party.
Rich cartoon sketches and drawings adorn the white walls, providing a pleasant contrast to the wooden furniture and faux-rattan chairs. New activity stations are scattered across the room, from a dress-up activity to a quiz on textile knowledge, and this boosts the appeal of a museum that has attracted much attention since its opening.
QSMT, in the Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building in the compound of the Grand Palace, was initiated by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn with a mission to promote and enhance knowledge about traditional textiles as part of Thailand's cultural heritage.
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