BALI PROVINCE MUSEUM (Bali Museum) – A Journey to See the Flashback of Bali Civilization from Prehistoric to Historic Ages

BALI MUSEUM

– All Details to Know About Bali Province Museum –

bali province denpasar museum

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT BALI MUSEUM?

BALI OLDEST MUSEUM
The first museum in Denpasar.
One of the oldest museum in Bali.

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE
A unique Balinese architecture building with nice exotic tropical park.
Comfort place just like in the Bali village.

BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK & CULTURAL OBJECT
The most complete of vintage artwork collection.
The collection of sacred masterpieces in Bali.

BALI CIVILIZATION DEVELOPMENT
The Balinese civilization development in each era.
Unique technique, tools and objects in each Bali’s regency.

BALI MUSEUM

bali province denpasar museum

WHAT IS BALI PROVINCE MUSEUM?

DESCRIPTION:

Bali Province Museum or simply referred as the Bali Museum is the oldest museum in Bali. It was designed on 1931 by Dutch architect P.J. Moojen and handled by Bali Museum Institution. It was opened officially on 8 December 1932 with the name of Bali Museum.

The Bali museum located near Puputan Badung park and Pura Jagatnatha temple. The building structure concept was solidarity of the structure between temple building (Pura) and Palace (Puri). It was just like the first planning in 1910 that founded by Governmental functionary of Dutch, Bali King, Society Prominent, all artists.

BALI MUSEUM GATE

bali province denpasar museum gate 

HOW MUCH IS BALI MUSEUM ENTRANCE FEE?

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
IDR 50K for adult.
IDR 25K for child.

*) You can hire a guide for better explaination.

DOMESTIC (LOCAL) VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
IDR 25K (Adult).
IDR 10K (Child).

BALI MUSEUM ENTRANCE FEE

International:Entrance Fee:
AdultIDR 50K
ChildIDR 25K
Domestic (Local):
AdultIDR 25K
ChildIDR 10K

BALI MUSEUM ENTRY TICKET

bali province denpasar museum adult entrance fee entry ticket

bali province denpasar museum child entrance fee entry ticket

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI MUSEUM?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPEN HOURS:
8.00 AM – 4.00 PM everyday.
8.30 AM – 12.30  AM for Friday.

*) On Indonesian holiday will be closed.
**) Sunday and monday still open.

DRAGON STATUE ON THE WAY TO THE TEMPLE IN THE MUSEUM

bali province denpasar museum dragon statue

SARASWATI GODDES STATUE (Goddes of Knowledge)

bali province denpasar museum saraswati goddes statue

THE UNIQUE CANON

bali province denpasar museum canon

WHERE IS BALI MUSEUM LOCATED?

ADDRESS:
Jalan Mayor Wisnu No.1, Dangin Puri, Denpasar Timur., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Dangin Puri
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Denpasar Timur
City (Kota): Denpasar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 0 km of Denpasar or few minutes walking.
About 23 km south of Ubud or 1 hour.
About 12 km northeast of Kuta beach or 30 minutes.
About 15 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 30 minutes.

MAP OF BALI PROVINCE MUSEUM:

bali province denpasar museum map

HOW TO GET TO BALI MUSEUM?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD:
Please to reach Ubud Central – Then find Trans Metro Dewata bus Shelter/Halte.
Then please take Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 4 – Stop in Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 3 – Stop in Pasar Badung Shelter/Halte.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

From SANUR:
Please to reach Matahari Terbit Sanur – Then find Trans Metro Dewata bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 3 – Stop in Cineplex Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 2 – Stop in Pasar Badung Shelter/Halte.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

From KUTA:
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then find Trans Metro Dewata bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 2 – Stop in Pasar Badung Shelter/Halte.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

From Ngurah Rai Airport:
Please to reach Domestic Gate first – Then find Trans Metro Dewata bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 2 – Stop in Pasar Badung Shelter/Halte.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

From UBUNG Bus Station: 
Please to reach Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station first.
Then take a Trans Metro Dewata bus corridor 3 at Ubung  – Stop in Pasar Badung Shelter/Halte.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: Free.
  • Timetable: Every 10 minutes.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.
Tegal Sari Micro/Mini Bus Station.
Trans Metro Dewata Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita bus and Trans Metro Dewata bus.

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this place and use google map as your navigator.

***) You can also use Go-jek or Grab transport. Their price reasonable, but you have to install the apps first and the driver may not be able to speak English.

TOOLS FOR CEREMONY MADE FROM SILVER

bali province denpasar museum silver ceremony tools

PALM INSCRIPTION

bali province denpasar museum palm inscription

*) Balinese use a dried palm leaf as a paper. In the past time it used for wrote hindu holy bible (Veda) and King’s letter.

VINTAGE WOODEN STATUE

bali province denpasar museum vintage wooden statue

*) This character is Rangda. It’s symbol of devil or bad spirit or bad energy.

VINTAGE PHALLUS STATUE

bali province denpasar museum vintage phallus statue

*) This is a man genital or ‘Dick’ statue. It’s a symbol of prosperity.

bali province denpasar museum vintage wooden statue

*) These one also another vintage statues with the vintage painting on the background.

VINTAGE BALINESE CALENDAR

bali province denpasar museum vintage balinese calendar

*) These are vintage Balinese calendar. The upside is a calendar in a month, the downside is for a year.

BALINESE WATCHES

bali province denpasar museum vintage balinese watches

*) It’s made from coconut and they used the shadow to find the clock. Seems today no body want to wear it because it’s too heavy. 🙂

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are many street food in front of museum.

*) You can try tasty ‘pork satay’ for IDR 15K only.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet

OFFICIAL SITE:

THE EARLY FORMS OF MONEY BEFORE

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MAGICAL COINS

bali province denpasar museum vintage balinese vintage money magical coins

*) In the magical coins it has a character could be a horse, an elephant or Arjuna. The local people believe that they will get the strength of the character if you wear/bring the magical coins. You will be strong like an elephant or fast like a horse or maybe handsome like Arjuna to attract a lot of women. 😉

BALINESE WEAPONS

bali province denpasar museum vintage balinese vintage weapons

bali province denpasar museum vintage balinese vintage weapons

ANOTHER SYMBOL OF PROSPERITY

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MEN BRAYUT STATUE

bali province denpasar museum vintage balinese men brayut statue

*) Men Brayut or Mrs. Brayut was a lady who didn’t love or haven’t a baby before. But, after a Hindu Priest gave an explain, then she decided to have a baby. She loved a baby so much after her first baby’s birth, then she decided to have a baby more until eleven sons. She really enjoyed as a mother and realized that become a mother is a part of life itself.

PREWEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT BALI MUSEUM

bali province denpasar museum vintage balinese prewedding photography

*) This place also a popular place for take a prewedding photography beside the beaches.

PROS AND CONS:

PROS:
1. Awesome art collection.
2. Stunning art things from local Bali.
3. Vintage art things displayed.
4. Bali art & culture development journey.
5. Nice atmosphere and  beautiful buildings & garden.

CONS:
1. Crowded on tourist season/weekend/Indonesian holiday.
2. Some visitor said it’s expensive entrance fee.
3. Annoying & rude museum tour guide.
4. No Aircon (AC) to preserve vintage collection.
5. 

UPDATE STATUS OF BALI MUSEUM:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST

*) Since March 21st, 2020 Bali museum has been closed according to government instruction to avoid Corona spreads.

**) Since July 31st, 2020 (Bali New Normal) period, Bali museum has been officially open for visitor.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR BALI PROVINCE MUSEUM:

You can combine to visit these places when you visit Bali Museum:

1. Puputan Badung park (Denpasar 0 km).
2. Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple.
3. Puri Agung Denpasar (Badung Palace).
4. Badung ‘Satria” bird market.
5. Bhineka Djaya legendary coffee shop.
6. Badung market.
7. The bridge + river.

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