Seven Bali Holidays

Museum Bali

Historical documents, evidence and artefact of Bali

Bali Museum is a small museum on the island of Bali that houses prehistoric and ancient artifacts. Its goal is to protect indigenous traditions from modern influences. Furthermore, this museum is conveniently placed on Denpasar's Major Wisnu Street, right in the heart of the city. Meanwhile, on the museum's north side, there is a magnificent Jagatnatha temple. Also in front of it are the Puputan Badung (Badung Courtyard) and the four-face statue (Catur Muka Statue). The government began the development of the Museum after recognizing the need of safeguarding, preserving, and protecting Balinese culture's heritage. Concerns over the decline of culture prompted the campaign. As a result, cultural legacy has vanished completely, with just photographs and documentations remaining.
The Museum, in order to preserve Balinese cultural history, developed a founding plan for a museum, which later became the Bali Museum.

The museum's object collections have been divided into many categories by the museum's management. The following topics are included in the classification:


  • Collections of prehistoric artifacts
  • Collections of historical eras
  • Collection of ethnographic artifacts
The early plans for the museum's establishment included Dutch government officials, the King of Bali, and prominent artists from the society. WFJ Kroon (a Dutch Resident's assistant), Curt Grundler (a German 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 other artists such as I Gusti Ketut Kandel, I Gusti Ketut Rai The plan begins in 1910 with the fundamental concept of a museum structure. It has structural unity between the temple building (Sanctum) and the Palace (Keraton). Following their agreement on the concept, they began construction on the main building, which was completed in 1925. In the beginning, the main building served as a venue for the show. It's because the antique object collections were insufficient for 7 years (1925-1932). All illustrious experts in examining objects in the Bali Museum's collection, such as DR.W.F. Stutterheim, G.I. Graider, G.M. Hendrikss, DR.R. Goris, and Walter Spies' artist
Grave Petrify (sarkopag ), for example, is a prehistoric object collection. Objects from the past, such as Stupika clay, which contains the superstitious formula Ye Te, and bronze sculptures (Hindu and Budha statues). In the meantime, ethnography object collections including Keris and Endek Cloth, as well as religious ritual equipment like Sangku, Cecepan, and Sidakarya mask, are on display. The Museum is now available to the public and has become a popular tourist attraction in Denpasar. As a result, it is an excellent destination to visit during your Bali vacation. You can also take a Denpasar City Tour.

Open : Weekdays, 09.00 am - 04.00 pm

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