42 Museums in Indonesia that you should visit - With photos & details

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42 Museums to explore in Indonesia

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Affandi MuseumJl. Laksda Adisucipto No.167, Papringan, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia

The Affandi Museum is a museum located in Yogyakarta on Java, Indonesia. On the bank of the Gajah Wong River on Solo Street, the painter Affandi designed and constructed a home for himself, which also functions as a museum to display his paintings. The building is uniquely constructed, with a roof that resembles a banana leaf. The museum has around 250 of Affandi's paintings. The high air humidity and temperature are causing concerns about the condition of the paintings.

Apung 1Punge Blang Cut, Jaya Baru, Banda Aceh City, Aceh 23116, Indonesia

PLTD Apung 1 is an electric generator ship in Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia that has become a tourist attraction. The 2,600-ton vessel had been in the sea and was flung 2 to 3 kilometres inland by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. It was owned by PLN, the local power generating company, and crashed upon two homes when it landed, killing those inside. Visitors are able to enter the ship, and can explore the interior in its entirety.

Located in the Maros regency in the province of South Sulawesi, the Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park is 43,750 hectares wide and is divided into three major types of ecosystems, namely the karst ecosystems, a lowland forest ecosystem, and a lower montane forest ecosystem. Within the national park, visitors can also find a butterfly museum which houses thousands of unique and rare butterflies that have and still inhabit the area

Bali MuseumJl. Mayor Wisnu No.1, Dangin Puri, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232, Indonesia

The Bali Museum is a museum of art and history located in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The museum was built in 1931 by architect P.J. Moojen, near the location of the former royal palace of Denpasar, which had been burnt to the ground during the Dutch intervention in Bali, and used it as a model for its outside walls and courtyards.

Bandung Geological MuseumJl. Diponegoro No.57, Cihaur Geulis, Kec. Cibeunying Kaler, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40122, Indonesia

The Bandung Geological Museum opened in Bandung, Indonesia in 1928. On December 10, 1871, six meteorites fell in Sindanglaut, West Java, Indonesia. This rare fall of a LL6 chondrite included an 11.5 kg TKW that is held by the Bandung Geological Museum and the Paris Museum of History. The museum has 13 meteorites that fell at various times on in areas of Java.

Bengkulu MuseumJl. Pembangunan No. 08, Gading Cempaka, Jemb. Kecil, Kec. Singaran Pati, Kota Bengkulu, Bengkulu 38223, Indonesia

Bengkulu Museum or Bengkulu State Museum is a museum in Bengkulu, Indonesia.  The museum has a collection relating to historical artifacts and traditional cultures of each ethnicity in Bengkulu There are collections of wedding and traditional costumes, household appliances, traditional weapons, traditional houses, writing letters Ka nga ga and relics of prehistoric civilization from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Moreover, there are woven clothes from Enggano society and many patterns of besur

Benteng Heritage MuseumJalan Cilame No. 18&20, RT.001/RW.004, Pasar Lama, Kec. Tangerang, Kota Tangerang, Banten 15118, Indonesia

The Benteng Heritage Museum is a heritage site and museum in Pasar Lama, the old market district in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. Located near the river Cisadane, it is the first Indonesian museum that highlights the history and heritage of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia.  Benteng Heritage Museum is housed in a traditional, vernacular Peranakan Chinese building. Built in 1684, it is one of the oldest historic structures in Tangerang, and is within walking distance of the city's oldest temple, Boen

Benteng Somba OpuJl. Daeng Tata No.Kelurahan, Benteng Somba Opu, Kec. Barombong, Kabupaten Gowa, Sulawesi Selatan 90224, Indonesia

Fort Somba Opu was a fortified commercial center of the Gowa Sultanate. The fort was the center of the Gowa Sultanate in the 16th-century until its destruction by the Dutch East India Company in 1669. The fort was reconstructed in 1990. A 9-meter cannon has been discovered in the fort, as well as other artifacts that were collected within a nearby site museum.

Fatahillah SquareJl. Lada Dalam No.7, RT.7/RW.7, Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia

Fatahillah Square is the historical center of the old Batavia. The square is located at the center of Jakarta Old Town. Today the square is a tourist area home to the Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum and Fine Art and Ceramics Museum in Kota, Jakarta.

Formulation of Proclamation Text Museum9, Jl. Imam Bonjol No.1, RT.9/RW.4, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310, Indonesia

The Formulation of Proclamation Text Museum is a history museum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The building is where the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence was formulated. The museum is divided into four sections containing items related to the formulation of the proclamation text. Most of the furniture is a replica because the building changed hands several times. The museum displays wax sculptures of historic figures as well as photos and records.

Fort Vredeburg MuseumJl. Margo Mulyo No.6, Ngupasan, Kec. Gondomanan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122, Indonesia

Fort Vredeburg Museum, was a former colonial fortress located in the city of Yogyakarta. The military complex has been converted into an Independence Struggle Museum which was opened in 1992. It is located in front of Gedung Agung and Kraton Yogyakarta .

House of SampoernaTaman Sampoerna No.6, Krembangan Utara, Kec. Pabean Cantian, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60163, Indonesia

The House of Sampoerna is a tobacco museum and headquarters of Sampoerna located in Surabaya. The main building's architectural style influenced by Dutch colonial-style compound was built in 1862, and is now a preserved historical site. Previously used as an orphanage managed by the Dutch‚ it was purchased in 1932, by Liem Seeng Tee‚ the founder of Sampoerna‚ with the intent of it being used as Sampoerna's first major cigarette production facility.

Indonesia MuseumJl. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Ceger, Kec. Cipayung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13810, Indonesia

The Indonesia Museum , is an anthropology and ethnological museum located in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah , Jakarta, Indonesia. The museum is concentrated on arts and cultures of various ethnic groups that inhabit Indonesian archipelago and formed the modern nation of Indonesia. The museum is a richly decorated building in Balinese architecture. The museum boasts a comprehensive collection consisting of over 1,000 pieces of traditional and contemporary Indonesian arts, crafts and traditional costu

Jakarta Bahari Museum11, Jl. Ps. Ikan No.1, RT.11, Penjaringan, Kec. Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14440, Indonesia

The Maritime Museum (Indonesian: Museum Bahari) is located in the old Sunda Kelapa harbor area in Penjaringan Administrative Village, Penjaringan Subdistrict, Jakarta, Indonesia. The museum was inaugurated inside the former Dutch East India Company warehouses. The museum focuses on the maritime history of Indonesia and the importance of the sea to the economy of present-day Indonesia.

Jakarta History MuseumJalan Taman Fatahillah No.1, Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia

The Jakarta History Museum, also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum, is located in the Old Town of Jakarta, Indonesia. The building was built in 1710 as the Stadhuis of Batavia. Jakarta History Museum opened in 1974 and displays objects from the prehistory period of the city region, the founding of Jayakarta in 1527, and the Dutch colonization period from the 16th century until Indonesia’s Independence in 1945.

Mulawarman MuseumJl. Tepian Pandan, Panji, Kec. Tenggarong, Kabupaten Kutai Kartanegara, Kalimantan Timur 75513, Indonesia

The Mulawarman Museum is a museum in Tenggarong, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is located near the Mahakam River, in a former palace, constructed by the Dutch during the 1930s that was once the power base where 19 sultans reigned. The museum contains historical statues and antiquities, period furnishings, a richly adorned bedroom with hand-woven 'doyo' fabric, and items from the Ming, Qing and Yuan dynasties.The museum contains the Balinese puppet theatre, which was donated by the Sultan of Yog

Museum AcehJl. Sultan Mahmudsyah No.10, Peuniti, Kec. Baiturrahman, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh 23116, Indonesia

Aceh State Museum, popularly known as Aceh Museum or Banda Aceh Museum is a museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. It is one of the oldest museums in Indonesia. The original building of the Aceh Museum was in the form of a traditional Acehnese stage house. The pavilion showcased Acehnese artifacts, most of them are the private collection of the ethnographer Friedrich Stammeshaus.

Museum AdityawarmanJl. Diponegoro No.10, Belakang Tangsi, Kec. Padang Bar., Kota Padang, Sumatera Barat 25114, Indonesia

The Adityawarman Museum (State Museum of West Sumatra) houses historic and cultural objects found in the province of West Sumatra, especially those related to the culture and history of Minangkabau and Mentawai. The most notable collection in the Adityawarman Museum are relics from the time of the 11th-century Malay-Buddhist kingdom of Dharmasraya.

Museum AngkutJl. Terusan Sultan Agung No.2, Ngaglik, Kec. Batu, Kota Batu, Jawa Timur 65314, Indonesia

Museum Angkut is a transport museum located in Batu, East Java, Indonesia and located on hillside of Mount Panderman. The museum has more than 300 collections of types of traditional to modern transportation. The museum is divided into several zones decorated with the background of building models from the continents of Asia, Europe to America. Especially in the European Zone, its setting by 1800-1900s French-style with various vintage European cars. Museum Angkut is the first all type and mode

Museum Balla LompoaJl. K. H. Wahid Hasyim No.39, Sungguminasa, Kec. Somba Opu, Kabupaten Gowa, Sulawesi Selatan 92111, Indonesia

Balla Lompoa Museum is a reconstruction of the royal palace of Gowa, which was established during the reign of the 31st King of Gowa in 1936. The historical objects are displayed based on the general function of each room in the museum building.