Bali Museum Denpasar Popular Bali Places of Interest

Bali Museum is a local museum collecting the old prehistoric and historic objects related to Bali Island. It is purposing to preserve the local cultures from modern influences. Furthermore, this museum is strategically located in Major Wisnu Street of Denpasar Bali right in the heart of Denpasar City. Meanwhile, there is a glorious temple of Jagatnatha located in the north side of museum. And also, the Puputan Badung (Badung Courtyard) and four face statue (Catur Muka Statue) are just in front of it. The government had begun the development of the Museum from the existence of initiative how to vitally the heritage of Balinese culture, taking care of, preserve and maintaining. The initiative had come from worry of culture erosion. Therefore, the cultural heritage become totally disappear, lose, omit only photograph and documentations.


The Museum save the Balinese culture heritage, emerge the founding plan a museum which afterward becomes the Bali Museum :

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Bali Museum
  • The early plan of Museum founding was Governmental functionary of Dutch, Bali King, Society Prominent some artists. The artists are WFJ Kroon (assistant of Dutch Resident), Curt Grundler (a Germany Architect), I Gusti Alit Ngurah (Bestuurder Penegara Badung), I Gusti Bagus Jelantik (King of Karangasem), I Gusti Ketut Djelantik (King of Buleleng), King of Tabanan, and all artists like I Gusti Ketut Kandel, I Gusti Ketut Rai. The plan starts in year 1910 with the elementary concept of Museum building structure. It has solidarity of the structure between temple building (Sanctum) and Palace (Keraton).
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  • After agreeing the concept, hence they start to build a main building finished in year 1925. The main building had stood functioned for the exhibition purpose in the beginning. It is because, the ancient object collections had not yet adequate during 7 years (1925-1932). All meritorious experts in checking object taken as collection of Bali Museum for example: DR.W.F. Stutterheim, G.I. Graider, G.M. Hendrikss, DR.R. Goris, and artist of Walter Spies

The Museum as one of Bali Places of Interest

The museum management has classified the object collections in this museum into several classifications. The classification are covering:

  • Prehistoric object collections
  • History era collections
  • Ethnography object collection
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Entrance Gate at Bali Museum

Furthermore, prehistoric object collection such as Grave Petrify (sarkopag). The object collection coming from history era such as Stupika clay containing superstitious formula Ye Te, the bronze statues (Hindu and Budha statues). Meanwhile, the ethnography object collections such as Keris, Endek Cloth and religious ceremony equipment such as Sangku, Cecepan and Sidakarya mask. Nowadays, the Museum open for public and become a tourist destination in Denpasar Town. Therefore, it is a prefect place to visit during your holidays in Bali Island. Moreover, you can join Denpasar City Tour or Denpasar Tour Package. Meanwhile, for cruise line passengers can join our Denpasar City Tour Activity. And also, you can discover other tourist destinations nearby such as Jagatnatha Temple, Denpasar Traditional Market, Bali Art Center and Bajra Sandhi Monument.


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