The Government of Brunei Darussalam






Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre

Early 1975, the government of Brunei Darussalam formed a High Level Executive Committee known as Brunei Arts and Handicrafts Training Centre Committee. The function of the Committee was to implement the policies and programmes to revive the almost disappearing arts and handicrafts of master craftsmen and women weavers.

Brunei Arts and Handicrafts awarded Seal of Excellence


  • To encourage people to be active in the production of   Brunei arts and handicrafts, with facilities provided by the Centre.
  • To provide the necessary training for Brunei youths who are interested in arts and handicrafts of Brunei.
  • To popularize arts and handicraft products and to encourage sales.

The Centre was established on 1st September 1975 at Kampong Perpindahan Berakas about 8 kilometres from Bandar Seri Begawan. On 1st January 1984, the Centre was moved to its new office where officially opened by the late Sultan Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien in conjunction with the Brunei independence. This was the landmark in the history of the development of Brunei arts and handicrafts.


The Centre offers 5 courses for the youth below 35 years old and completed their secondary schools at Form 2 or higher.

The course namely:

  • Weaving

  • Silver smithing

  • Woodcarving

  • Brass smithing

  • Basketry and ‘Songkok’  making


The Centre has 2 showrooms, located at:

  • Brunei Arts and Handicrafts Training Centre Building

  • Departure Hall, Brunei International Airport

Various types of handicrafts products such as weaving, silverware, krises, basketry, songkok, and others are exhibited and on sales.

                                     Some of the items for sale : 


Visiting Hours :

Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre


Monday – Sunday : 8.00 am –5.00 p.m

  Friday                      : 8.00 am – 11.30 pm ;   2.00pm - 5.00 pm  

Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre's  showroom/sales area at Brunei International Airport

   Monday – Sunday :                  8.00 am to 10.00 pm  

For further information, contact

Manger of the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Centre
Brunei Museums Department
Jalan Kota Batu
Bandar Seri Begawan BS 8110

Tel : 673 - 2240676

Business Manager

Tel: 2240676


Liaison Officer

Tel: 2240676 ext 104

Fax: 2241909


Education Services Officer
Tel : 2222730


©Brunei Museums Department 2nd August 2003