The island of Bali 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 museum in Bali located in Ubud’s tourist attraction. The question now, whether in Bali there is only a painting gallery? Or there is 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 location of the museum is in Denpasar Bali.
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Bali Museum Denpasar also called by the name of Bali provincial state museum of Denpasar, meaning that this gallery managed by the Bali provincial government. The Museum, offer plenty of knowledge concerning human civilization in Bali from time to time.
History of Bali Museum Denpasar
Before I write about the fascinating things that you can see at Bali Museum of Denpasar, it is a good thing that you know a short little history of Bali Museum in Denpasar.
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).
The construction of the Arca structure funded by the kings in Bali, which was still in power at that time. 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, attempted to fill the building of the Arca with ethnographic heritage.
Then a foundation that will manage the museum formed in 1932, to smooth the museum’s operations. On December 8, 1932, held the first inauguration of the Balinese museum in Denpasar.
Three Area Divisions
The Bali Museum Denpasar initially only has 2,600 square meters 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, the management of Bali’s museum in Denpasar taken over by the provincial administration of Bali. Then on January 5, 1965, the Indonesian authority took over the control of the institution, which later handed over to the education and cultural offices. The education and cultural office then give the museum with a name, the Bali’s provincial state museum.
The expansion of the museum area took place in 1969, with the assistance of Pelita project. The total area of 2,600 square meters become 6,000 square meters. Beside area expansion, one building also added called the east building. During the regional autonomy in 2000, the management of Bali Museum Denpasar taken over by the Bali provincial government.
The Benefits Of Visiting Bali Provincial State Museum
The next question, what is the benefit visiting 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, if you don;t have an interest in Balinese antiquity, 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 be able to compare, the form of a Balinese civilization from a prehistoric era to modern times.
Bali Museum Denpasar Entrance Fee & Opening Hours
Most of the museum in Bali will charge an entry fee, no exceptional with Bali Museum Denpasar. Each person that wants to enter the Bali Museum area needs to pay IDR 50.000 /person. If you want to learn more about the museum collection, you need to hire a tour guide. However, a tour guide will add additional expenses.
To be able to visit Bali Bali museum, please pay attention to the schedule of a visit and opening hours below:
- Sunday – Thursday open from 08:00 to 15:00.
- Friday open from 08.00 -12.30.
- On Saturday, Sunday and Indonesian national holiday, the Bali Museum closed.
- 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 location of Bali museum located in Denpasar downtown, with an address on Jalan Mayor Wisnu No 1, Dangin Puri Denpasar Bali 80232. Next, to Bali Museum in Denpasar, there is a Balinese Hindu temple which is also one of the tourist attractions in Denpasar city, the temple has a name of Pura Jagatnatha.
In front of the Bali Museum, there is a vast field, the name of the area call Lapangan Puputan Badung, and there is a statue of Catur Muka (statue of four faces) in the area of Lapangan Puputan Badung. From Ngurah Rai airport to Bali museum has 15 kilometers distance, due to frequent road traffic congestion in Denpasar city, then you will need approximately 1 hour travel time by car. Please use the map below to get the location of Bali Museum.
Bali Museum one of the exciting places in Denpasar area that worth to visit. Beside art collection and Bali history, you also able to see a beautiful garden and a unique Balinese architecture. The museum considered as a small museum. However, its an appropriate place for you who want one hour or more wandering around and sitting in a fantastic surround. If you have an interest in attending Bali Museum Denpasar, you will need a transportation. The best way to get around Denpasar area is to use a car rental in Bali with a driver. Also, you can get a taxi meter.