Bali Museum is located at a strategic location in the center of Denpasar city, exactly in the way of Major Vishnu. In the southern part of the museum there is Jagatnatha Temple, while the bellows Badung field and Sculpture Four Faces (Chess Statue Front) are in front of the Museum of Bali. When using a motor vehicle, the distance to the Bali Museum takes roughly about 45 minutes over an approximately 13 km drive from Ngurah Rai.
This museum is the oldest museum in Bali, including the type of museum ethnography museum, this can be viewed based on the collection of collections that are stored. All elements of Balinese culture consists of a collection of archaeological, historika collection, a collection of fine art and collectibles etnografica will find here, such as equipment life, ceremonial equipment, development and the religious and cultural aspects of Balinese society since prehistoric times (ancient Bali) have until now this.
Bali Museum was established in a few years after the Dutch occupied the kingdom of Badung 1910 Planning the early establishment of the Bali Museum is a Dutch government official, Assistant Resident named WFIKroon which aids in the implementation of its development in the German architect named Curt Grundler, I Gusti Ngurah Alit (Besturder Penegara Badung), I Gusti Bagus Jelantik (king of Karangasem), I Gusti Ketut Djelantik (King of Buleleng), King of Tabanan, and some undagi (Balinese traditional building arts experts) whom I Gusti Gede Ketut Kandel, I Gusti Ketut Rai, and I Gusti Ngurah Alit.
The form of the museum building is a fusion between the temple and castle architecture. Established on an area of 2,600 m2 which includes 3 pages: outer courtyard (jaba), central courtyard (jaba middle) and the page (offal) is bounded by a wall and basically gapura.Pada building of traditional Balinese arts building of a holy well, a residential house always based on planning and patterns of traditional architecture rooted in the Hindu religion. The museum’s court was divided into 3 main parts namely the outer courtyard, and the courtyard in the middle of the page. Each page is associated with the temple (the gate).
The museum consists of several main buildings of:
2 Building Karangasem as a real example of building traditional building arts of East Bali.
This building symbolizes the art of building a special North Bali, the exhibition serves as a collection of tools, household items, craft tools, agricultural tools and fishing, entertainment appliances, simplistic style statues and primitive clay , rock and so on.
WF Stutterheim, GI Graider, GM Hendrikss, DR.R. Goris, and artist of Walter Spies Goris, and artist of Walter Spies.
The Bali Museum was initially handled by an agency called the Bali Museum Institution and opened officially on December 8, 1932 as the Museum of Bali. Museum Bali returned to the Government of Indonesia on January 5, 1966.
In 1969, the southern part of the complex opened, in the wake of the new building that serves as a library, administrative offices and the temporary or periodic exhibitions organized by the Museum of Bali itself or certain other agencies.
In 1969 the Museum received assistance with the Pelita project area of 6,000 m2 expansion and added it to the exhibition building called the East Building. Museum Bali. And in 2008 UPTD Bali Museum changed its name to UPT. Museum Bali.
Collection of historical objects contained in the Bali Museum consists of:
• Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 to 3:00 p.m. PST.
• Friday: 8:00 to 12:30 pm.
• Saturday and official holidays: Close.