Enrich your Balinese art, history, or artifact knowledge by visiting these famous Bali museums. Bali has undoubtedly some world-class art museums to visit. Below are our list of Bali Museums that you should consider visiting during your trip here.
Located in Sanur, close on the beachside, this museum captivates the creativity Adrian Jean Le Mayeur's work and his collection of traditional Balinese art. This museum is the house of the Belgian artist with his Balinese wife. There are a number of exhibits and paintings you can enjoy, all illustrates Le Mayeur’s passion to Balinese art. The traditional architectural design and the paintings are quite fascinating with some wonderfully served panels. Come to the garden area; a particularly peaceful and pretty in the morning. This museum opens from 08:00 a.m. till 14:00 hrs.Address: Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur, BaliPhone: (+62361) 286201
Surrounded by well-maintained garden and touched by old Balinese style building, Blanco is the museum where you can admire abundant collections of Don Antonio Blanco's art works. Birds and parrots welcoming you upon entering this museum; take a short photo with the birds. The paintings are typically about Bali life as well as its people and are displayed on two floors. There are also some poetry and information regarding the art work. Entrance ticket is IDR 80,000/person includes free soft drink. Don't miss out to visit Rondji Restaurant with fantastic view for a relaxing time.Address: Jl. Raya Penestanan No.8, Sayan, Ubud, BaliPhone: (+62361) 975502
ARMA Museum stands for Agung Rai Museum of Art. It is a museum with combination of both traditional and modern art. ARMA Museum is also a good place to get familiarize with Balinese art. The paintings depicting the traditional Balinese lifestyle displayed are particularly interesting; quite a few of them on display. The museum is a complex of lush gardens and Balinese style buildings which makes this museum suitable for family, especially kids. Make sure that you allocated enough time to visit this museum as an hour is not enough to take in all of the art works. Entrance fee is IDR 80,000/person includes a free drink.Address: Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, BaliPhone : (+62361) 976659
Located in Nusa Dua and it is quite easily accessed, this museum contains a stunning mix of artworks from Indonesia and Pacific region. Built in a horseshoe layout, the museum exhibits rooms to paintings by artists from varying non-Indonesian countries that depicted Balinese life and culture. The layout takes you through many fine collections of Balinese artworks as well as European - the French room, Italian room, Dutch room - and a large display of artefacts from Papua New Guinea. Visiting this museum is a nice break from the heat and beaches or for a rainy day especially when you are around Nusa Dua area.Address: Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Benoa, BaliPhone: (+62361) 774935
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A Great museum to explore Balinese history and lovely garden in the city of Denpasar. It has over 1,000 artifacts on display to highlight the Balinese culture and long historical background. There are four buildings to visit inside this museum. Firstly, the main building where pre-historic items found on the island are on display. Secondly, the northern pavilion where costumes and masks of the traditional Balinese dance and some religious objects are on display. Thirdly, the central pavilion practically dedicated to artworks and objects related to religious ceremonies. The last is the southern pavilion where objects made of traditional materials as well as of gold and silver are on display. With entrance fees is IDR 50,000/person, this museum is worth to visit.
The adjacent Jagatnatha temple with its white shrine is also a good place to visit as well as the 0km of Bali which is located in the ‘Catur Muka’ or 4 faces giant statue; a mere 300-meter walk from this Museum.Address: Jl. Mayor Wisnu No. 1, Denpasar, BaliPhone: (+62361) 222680