The Best Museums in Indonesia Recommended for a Fun Vacation – Besides we can get to know the history more deeply, take pictures at instagenic spots, we also won’t get too hot while traveling. Which museums can you visit?
1. Museum Angkut – Batu
Museum Angkut dikenal dengan koleksi transportasinya, baik di Indonesia maupun level dunia. Berbagai macam jenis transportasi bisa kamu temui di sini, mulai dari sepeda, mobil, kapal hingga pesawat. Museum Angkut ini digadang sebagai museum transportasi pertama dan terbesar di seluruh Asia Tenggara. Saking bagusnya, kamu harus siap-siap dengan antreannya yang panjang saat ke sini.
2. Museum Nasional Indonesia – Jakarta
The museum, which is located in the center of the capital city of Jakarta, is the largest in Indonesia. This museum is also often known as the Elephant Museum, because of the bronze elephant statue given by King Chulalongkorn of Thailand in 1871. This European-style museum holds about 141,000 historical and prehistoric objects from various periods.
3. Museum Fatahillah – Jakarta
Fatahillah Museum is located in the Old City of Jakarta and was once the City Hall of Jakarta during the Old Batavia era. On March 30, 1974, the building was turned into a museum containing relics of that era. Inside there are a total of 23,500 historical objects, both in original and replica forms.
4. Museum Blanco Renaissance – Ubud
Bali is not only a fun hangout place, but also a place that is thick with art. One of them is the Blanco Renaissance Museum, founded by Antonio Blanco, an artist of Spanish descent. Antonio has traveled the world to deepen his knowledge of art. Until finally he stopped in Bali in 1952. Inside this museum, there are various kinds of paintings that Antonio had made, before his death in 1999
5. Museum Ullen Sentalu – Yogyakarta
Located in Sleman Regency, the Ullen Sentalu museum showcases ancient Javanese culture and heritage from the nobles during the Mataram Dynasty. The name Ullen Sentalu is an abbreviation of the Javanese language “ulating blencong benarne tataraning lumaku”, which means “the light of the blencong (shadow puppet) is a human guide in stepping and living life”.
6. Museum Tsunami Aceh – Banda Aceh
This is a symbolic museum created as a tribute to the earthquake and tsunami disaster in 2004. This museum is also an educational center and an emergency shelter, in the event of a similar disaster again. Designed by Ridwan Kamil, this building has a room dedicated to honoring the tsunami victims by displaying their names all over the walls.
7. Museum Siwalima – Ambon
The museum is located in Ambon Bay, which makes this place even more exotic. Siwalima comes from the word ‘shiva’ taken from the word Ulisiwa which means nine and ‘five’ is taken from Patalima which means five. Thousands of collections on marine, geology, biology, and many others from Maluku are here.
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8. Museum House of Sampoerna – Surabaya
The building, which was once a stage building, is owned by the largest cigarette manufacturer in Indonesia, Sampoerna. Inside, you will find a collection of cigarettes from the first time they were made to today’s modern cigarettes.
From the second floor, you can see the process of how cigarettes are made from the Sampoerna factory which is located next door. Not only a museum, but this place also provides a cafe for those of you who are tired of walking around.
9. Museum Geologi – Bandung
For those of you who are interested in dinosaurs and ancient fossils, then this museum is for you. This building was formerly guarded by JICA Japan (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Inaugurated on August 23, 2000, the Geological Museum is used as a place for research and education purposes.
A number of collections and materials are here, mainly related to the world of geology such as rocks, fossils, and minerals as well as natural conditions. For example, such as natural disasters to the use of earth resources.
10. Museum Rekor Indonesia – Semarang
Better known as MURI, this museum located in Semarang has recorded and kept a collection of records that various Indonesians have done.
Since it was inaugurated in 1990, the enthusiasm of Indonesians to break records has been increasing, both on a national and international scale. You who want to break history too, can check the records that already exist in this museum.