Bali’s island offers a great selection of a fantastic place to visit, both natural attractions, art & culture activities, culinary and historical attractions such as a museum. Most of the art galleries in Bali is a painting museum. Also, the central location for painting museums in Bali, located in Ubud’s tourist attraction. The question now, whether in Bali there is only a painting gallery? Or is there another type of museum other than painting museum? Yes, there are, of course, just a few of them. One of them is the Bali Museum Denpasar. Also, from the name, you already know that the museum’s location is in Denpasar Bali.
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Bali Museum Denpasar also called by the Bali provincial state museum of Denpasar, meaning that the Bali local government manages this gallery. The Museum offers plenty of knowledge concerning human civilization in Bali from time to time.
History of Bali Museum Denpasar
Before I write about the fascinating things you can see at the Bali Museum, it is a good thing, you know, a short history of the Bali Museum in Denpasar.
Above all, the initial idea to establish the Bali provincial state museum came from a man named W.F.J Kroon. W. F.J Kroon is a foreigner who served as an assistant resident of south Bali from 1909-1913. Initially started in 1910, from the construction of the Arca building. Three people became architects of the Arca building structure, and there are:
- I Gusti Gede Ketut Kandel.
- I Gusti Ketut Rai.
- Curt Grundler (German citizen).
To clarify, The Bali kings fund The construction of Arca structure. From the king of Tabanan, the king of Buleleng, the king of Karangasem. In 1930, a man named W.T Sttuterhim served as the leader of the old Balinese service. He attempted to fill the Arca building with ethnographic heritage.
Then a foundation that will manage the museum formed in 1932 to smooth the museum’s operations. Meanwhile, on December 8, 1932, it held the first inauguration of the Balinese museum in Denpasar.
Three Area Divisions
The Bali Museum Denpasar initially only has 2,600 square meters of land area. Also, there are three building divisions on the Museum, the outer courtyard, the central patio, and the inner yard. Walls bound each courtyard area, and there is an entrance gate connect to each courtyard area. In the inner courtyard, there are three buildings and each building called base on the name the king’s territory who financed the construction of the Museum:
- Building Karangasem.
- Tabanan House.
- Buleleng Building.
Right on the independence day of Indonesia Republic, Bali’s museum’s management in Denpasar takes over by the provincial administration of Bali. Then, on January 5, 1965, the Indonesian authority took over the institution’s control, which later handed over to the education and cultural offices. The education and cultural office then give the museum with a name, Bali’s provincial state museum.
The expansion of the museum area took place in 1969, with the assistance of the Pelita project. The total area of 2,600 square meters become 6,000 square meters. Besides area expansion, one building also added called the east house. During the regional autonomy in 2000, the management of Bali Museum Denpasar takes over by the Bali provincial government.
The Benefits Of Visiting Bali Provincial State Museum
The next question, what is the benefit of visiting the Bali Provincial State Museum? Surely this will be a question for who has never visited this Museum. Bali Provincial State Museum is an ethnography museum category. Therefore you must have an interest in history or like to see the typical Balinese architecture. However, suppose you don’t have an interest in Balinese antiquity. In that case, it will be difficult for you to feel the benefits of visiting the Museum.
Bali Provincial State Museum is different from the existing museum in Ubud tourist attractions. In Bali Museum, you can see art collection with historical value from Balinese culture.
Museum collections consist of ethnographic collections such as equipment used during prehistoric times, religious and customary ceremonial material, Balinese art and culture development, from time to time. By seeing the museum collection, you will compare the form of a Balinese civilization from a prehistoric era to modern times.
Bali Museum Denpasar Entrance Fee & Opening Hours
Most of the museums in Bali will charge an entry fee, no exception with Bali Museum Denpasar. Each person that wants to enter the Bali Museum area needs to pay entrance fee. Below is the Bali Museum Denpasar entrance fee.
- IDR 50,000/person (International Tourist).
- IDR 25,000/person (Indonesian Tourist).
If you want to learn more about the museum collection and history, you need to hire a tour guide. However, a tour guide will add additional expenses. For a Museum tour guide, you need to pay IDR 200,000 (International Tourist), IDR 100,000 (Indonesian Tourist).
To visit Bali Bali museum, please pay attention to the schedule of a visit and opening hours below:
- Saturday, Sunday – Thursday open from 08:00 to 16:00.
- Friday open from 08.00 -12.30.
- Three building area.
- Balinese art goods.
- Stone coffin.
- The ancient manuscripts (inscriptions), which concern the temple in Bali.
- Wayang Kulit painting (shadow puppet painting).
- Agricultural equipment, weapons, and ritual equipment, and much more, you can see other prehistoric objects.
Address & Map Location Of Bali Museum
The Bali museum location is in Denpasar downtown, with an address on Jalan Mayor Wisnu No 1, Dangin Puri Denpasar Bali 80232. Next to the Bali Museum in Denpasar, there is a Balinese Hindu temple, which is also one of the tourist attractions in Denpasar city. The temple has the name of Pura Jagatnatha.
There is a vast field in front of the Bali Museum, the name of the area call Lapangan Puputan Badung. There is a statue of Catur Muka (statue of four faces) in Lapangan Puputan Badung. Please click the link below to get the location of the Bali Museum.
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How To Get There – Transportation In Bali
From Ngurah Rai airport to the Bali museum has 15 kilometers away. Due to frequent road traffic congestion in Denpasar city, you will need approximately 1 hour of travel time by car from Bali airport.
If you depart from Uluwatu Temple, heading to Denpasar Museum, you need 1 hour travel time, with distance around 32 kilometers. From the Tegalalang rice terrace to the Museum, you need 1 hour travel time, with a length of around 30 kilometers.
To clarify, if you have an interest in attending the Bali Museum Denpasar, you will need transportation. The best way to get around the Denpasar area is to use a car rental in Bali with a driver. Also, you can get a taximeter. Again, if you know how to ride a scooter, you can hire a scooter in Bali.
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In conclusion, the Bali Museum, one of the exciting places in the Denpasar area worth visiting. Also, visiting Bali Museum Denpasar is one of the best things to do in Bali. Besides art collection and Bali history, you can also see a beautiful garden and a unique Balinese architecture. The museum is considered as a small museum. However, it’s an appropriate place for you if you have one hour or more wandering around and sitting in a fantastic surround.