Indonesia Museum Day, These 5 Unique and Cool Museums that Must Be Visited

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Indonesian Museum Day which is celebrated every October 12 is an important day to continue to encourage the existence of the museum in the community, especially the younger generation today.
To enliven the day, the highlight of the 2019 Indonesian Museum Day Commemoration will be held on October 7-13 at Fatahillah Park, which also involves museums around the area.
This activity is a collaboration between the Directorate for the Preservation of Cultural Reserves and Museums, the Directorate General of Culture, the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia and the Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office, and supported by various museums in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta.
There are several interesting activities in this celebration, including exhibitions, curatorial dialogues, seminars, workshops, museum galleries, 3D murals, 1,000 pottery crafts, traditional sports, competitions, folk games, band performances, and others.
Now, speaking of museums, actually Indonesia has a variety of cool museums that are worth visiting. Some of them are the following historical themed museum, which has summarized for you. Curious? Check out the following list.
1. Geology Museum, Bandung
Want to see fossils of ancient living things? Try to come to this museum. There are several fossils of ancient creatures in this one museum, among which are fossils of super large dinosaurs and mammoths that were discovered millions of years ago.
Not only that, this museum also stores a variety of geological research results since 1850. Starting from various mineral and rock resources owned by Indonesia, information on various types of geological hazards, such as landslides to volcanic eruptions, water resources and their use and many more others.
The museum, which is located at Jalan Diponegoro Number 57, Bandung, in addition to being frequented by domestic and foreign tourists, is also often a destination for study tours for many schools throughout Indonesia.
To visit it, you only need to spend IDR 3,000 as the entry ticket. The museum is open from 08:00 to 16:00 and is closed every Friday.
2. Ullen Sentalu, Yogyakarta
Located in the Pakem area, Kaliurang, Yogyakarta, the Ullen Sentalu Museum is a must-visit destination that you should visit. This museum introduces us to the Javanese arts and culture civilization which consists of four royal palaces from the Mataram Kingdom in Yogyakarta and Solo.
Among these are Surakarta Sunanate, Yogyakarta Sultanate, Mangkunegaran Praja, and Pakualaman Duchy. Visitors can see many paintings and photographs of nobility at that time.
There are also various collections of Solo and Yogyakarta batik cloths which apparently have their own meaning, ancient gamelan, statues of Hindu and Buddhist culture, as well as other relics.
In addition to the collection, the architecture of this building is also quite unique because it is on the slopes of Mount Merapi with a green and cool atmosphere. To visit the museum, which is open from 8.30-16.00 you have to pay Rp. 30 thousand for adults and Rp. 15 thousand for children.
3. Taman Prasasti Museum, Jakarta
If you get bored to the Old City or Monas, you can visit the Taman Prasasti Museum. Initially this museum was a burial place that was built by the Dutch colonial government for its respected citizens in 1795.
Today, many tourists come to see the expanse of beautiful headstones adorned with various statues from the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition to the collection of ancient gravestone inscriptions, there are also several antique hearse trains on display there.
Some names of famous figures can be seen buried in this place, such as Olivie Mariamne Raffles, Thomas Stamford Raffles's first wife and the grave of Soe Hok Gie, one of the 1966 activists who is famous for his persistent struggle.
The museum is open from Tuesday-Sunday starting at 9:00 to 15:00 and costs Rp. 5 thousand.
4. Siwalima Museum, Ambon
The museum which was built during the colonial era is located on a hill and overlooks Ambon Bay which has such an exotic view and a famous tourist destination in the city.
Located in the Taman Makmur area, Amahusu Village, Nusaniwe, Ambon, this museum holds a variety of important information about the natural and cultural wealth of Maluku which is not widely known by the public,
Starting from traditional clothes, special weapons, various traditional ceremonies, and historical artifacts of Maluku are kept neatly and well maintained in this section. You can also listen to the lives of Maluku people from time to time in this museum.
If you want to visit it, the museum is open Monday-Friday, 08:00 to 16:00 with a ticket price of Rp 3 thousand.
5. Blanco Renaissance Museum, Bali
Keep a lot of works from Antonio Blanco, a famous Spanish painter, this one museum can be one of your destinations when visiting Ubud, Bali.
There are various Blanco paintings that are so eye-catching here, such as paintings depicting women's bodies that he displays as his distinctive objects, to collages of 60s era paintings. Not only Blanco's, you can also see rows of paintings from Blanco's children who inherited his father's talent.
Now, to visit the famously beautiful museum because of its location on the hill and overlooking the Campuhan Valley, provide 30 thousand rupiah as the entrance ticket. The museum is open every day, starting at 09.00-17.00 WITA | M. Reza Sulaiman | Dinda Rachmawati