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Bali Provincial State Museum Entrance Fee & Collection

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Bali Provincial State Museum
Bali Provincial State Museum. Img : Flickr/Graeme Churchard

Display the historical heritage of stuff Balinese people used to utilize. Don’t miss the Bali Provincial State Museum. Located in the capital city of Denpasar, thus the site is easy to reach. Upon the entrance, glimpse the Balinese stone works in an enormous gate.

The museum is a mark of the development from the prehistorical moment. The enormous Balinese style construction present in the entire space. With a fraction of carvings and statues, Bali Museum is a kickstart. In sensing the background of a population during its time.

The spacious lawn and living plants and flowers in front of the exhibition building. A striking orange brick resembles the temple gate. Exploring Bali Museum further people can see each statue and story underneath. Overall, Bali Public Museum stages a great representation of Balinese and Hindu heritage.

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Bali Provincial State Museum
Singa Ambara Raja Statue in Bali Provincial State Museum. Img: IG Sahabat Museum Bali

As the oldest art museum in Bali, this museum has a classic set of architecture. Bali Provincial State Museum stands strong even after almost 100 years. With the collection as a historical artifact mainly become a valuable contribution to Balinese history.

The Collection in Bali Provincial State Museum

Splits in a wide area, with different stone carving, adorn each pavilion. Bali Provincial State Museum features a different setup than other museums. While the other mostly have one big entrance gate and a pavilion only. In Bali State Museum, the visitors will see the contrast design. Each of the Balinese regions applies in each to each pavilion.

For instance, Karangasem pavilion design with the typical architecture of East Bali. Meanwhile, Tabanan pavilion design with the stunning architect solitary of South Bali. And last, Bululeleng pavilion shows the distinction of North Bali. And other pavilion extras set near the gate. Exhibiting Balinese artifacts from 4 big periods.

The Beautiful Carving in Bali Provincial State Museum. Img : IG Sahabat Museum Bali

Artifact

The artifacts expose in Karangasem, Buleleng, and the front pavilion. The visitors will get to see the old Balinese coffins in Karangasem pavilion. Along with an old inscription that tells a valuable history of Balinese Kingdoms. Some of the artifacts collection are even coming from the prehistoric era in Bali.

Meanwhile, the collection in Bululeleng pavilion is mostly the old Balinese housewares. The old fashion tools for farming and fishing gear utilize by Balinese people back then. The visitors will also get to see other useful tools. A weapon for the Balinese people used to survive, the hunting and cooking tools.

Nonetheless, still, the Tabanan pavilion is the one keeping the most impressive artifacts in Bali. An artifact, a Balinese weapon called Keris. The traditional weapon Keris used to be popular many years ago. It even becomes an essential thing in some Hindu rituals. Balinese believe that Keris is a magical weapon, able to prevent them from the demons.

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Collection of Barong Costume in Bali Provincial State Museum. Img : IG Sahabat Museum Bali

Balinese History in Bali Provincial Museum

As the museum keeps the Balinese artifacts from hundreds of years ago. The visitors will also learn about the history as well. Most of the artifacts exhibit inheritance from the 4 big eras. An era where people illiterate. The 4 eras start from the hunting to the Perundagian era.

Bali Provincial State Museum displays a series of this story. The 4 eras thoroughly from the artifacts in the museum. Curious about the Royals goods, the visitor will get a chance to look at. An old Balinese relics and the inscriptions of Balinese kings.

From the inscriptions, the visitors can depict and imagine a story just like the famous Kingdom series. Imagining how or where the Kings orders people to write their civilization for the future. In addition, there are also some artworks and housewares remains come from the old era.

Chinese Statue in Bali Provincial State Museum
Chinese Statue in Buleleng Pavilion. Img : IG Sahabat Museum Bali

Art Collection

As with the artifacts, art collections become the reason why people attract to come. The artwork collection during the beginning of the civilization of Balinese culture. Most of the art-relate stuff collection sets in Tabanan pavilion.

The guests can see the beauty and characteristics of the Balinese art culture in Tabanan hall. The pavilion exhibit Balinese dance costume, mask, statues, and also shadow puppets. Stepping into the Karangasem pavilion, the visitors will see old paintings art collection.

While the Buleleng pavilion, come upon the collection of clay statues arrange presentably. More art collections can be found in the top floor of the front pavilion. There are many Balinese artworks that come from the victory era of Bali.

Bali Provincial State Museum Opening Hours

The Museum opens for the public visitor from 08.00 am. The best time to visit is early morning to experience the museum in a tranquil moment. The museum opens every day and closed on Nyepi, and the national holidays.

Bali Provincial State Museum
Sunday to Thursday08:00 – 16:00 WITA
Friday08:30 – 12:30 WITA

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Bali Provincial State Museum Entrance Fee

Foreign visitors charged double from the local price. However, since the museum belongs to Bali Provincial State. The entrance fee is slightly cheaper than a private museum.

Bali Provincial State Museum Foreign Entrance Fee
Children25.000
Adult50.000

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Facilities

Stepping into the information desk, the visitors will commonly approach by the guide. To get a better insight into the Balinese people in the ancient era. Or information on museum collection, the guests can negotiate on service price.

Most of the guides will approach immediately after seeing people strolling around. Just politely smile and say no, if the service is less necessary. The price for a guide is always negotiable. Always agree on a price and say no to a hidden fee asked after. The quoted price is usually Rp50.000 to Rp100.000,- for guide service.

Prewedding Photoshoot

Bali Provincial State Museum sometimes used both for local and foreign for a photoshoot. The architecture of the museum combines with spacious parks and statues. Are the perfect combination and reason for the future bride and groom love it.

Taking photos for a special event like pre-wedding. There is an additional cost for a photoshoot event. The operational hours for a photoshoot in Bali Provincial State Museum are the same. The photoshoot is allowed every day except for a national public holiday.

Prewedding Photoshoot Fee in Bali Provincial State Museum
Foreign1.000.000

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How To Get To Bali Provincial State Museum

Located in Mayor Wisnu Street, East Denpasar, the museum can easily spot. Its 300 meters from Puputan Badung City Park. Bali Mass Public Transportation is complicated. But scooter rental and taxi car and taxi motorbike apps are rather easy to use. The taxi motorbike will cost Rp 20.000 from Kuta Beach to reach the Museum. While the car will cost Rp50.000/one way

Address & Location

Jl. Mayor Wisnu No.1, Dangin Puri, Denpasar Timur, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232.

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