For those of you who are rather interested with prehistoric relics than getting your sunnies on, then this read is especially for you. There is one area in Buleleng known for this : Buleleng Museum.
Centuries ago when the Buleleng was still ruled by the kingdom, many valuables are still stored until today in The Buleleng Museum located downtown in Singaraja. It was established on December 21, 2001 and then inaugurated by local government on 30 March 2002. Since the beginning of the establishment of this museum, it has been managed by the the Northern Balinese heritage preservation.
All prehistoric objects stored in this museum is the result of the findings by a team of archaeologists formed by the local government of Buleleng at that time. Various forms of prehistoric collections such as statues, sarcophagus, weapons, paintings, and other relics can be found in this museum. Almost all goods stored or in this museum is Buleleng collections belonging to the personal or family property of the King of Buleleng namely Gusti Anglurah Panji Sakti. Like the photographs to the objects – objects that were daily used. All these items are donations from the next generation of king families. Inside the museum building there are also special rooms to put and display other art objects that are grouped in the room of history, ethnology, pre-historic room, and craft room.
The Buleleng Museum has approximately 37 artistic relics, 23 traditional tools used daily by royal citizens of Buleleng and dozens of paintings that until now the collection continues to grow. Many of the ancient objects found are from the 8th century until the colonial period. One of the most stealing attention upon entering the museum area is the sarcophagus. One of the sarcophagus is found in the Selat Village, Sukasada and is more than 1 century old. This sarcophagus is commonly used as a coffin. In addition, many forms of king’s clothes and royal families are displayed in a glass cabinet inside the museum. There are also paintings from various artists with various stories such as about gods and demons.
Based on the exposure of I Made Parwija as the person in charge for the museum, Buleleng museum was established for 2 main purposes, education and tourism. The purpose of education is more to give the form of education about history through the relics of the inheritance in the museum. As for the purpose of tourism is to attract tourists to the history of Bali, especially the Buleleng itself.
If you would like to visit the museum, it is open every day from 7.30 am – 15.00 pm and is free of charge.
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|Price Range/Entrance Fee||Free of Charge|
|Opening Hours||07. 30 am – 15.00 pm|
|Location||Jl. Veteran No.23, Paket Agung, Kec. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81118, Indonesia|
|Contact||+62 362 21341|