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Address: Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 361 286201
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of...

This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of innocence and beauty before the introduction of relatively recent laws banning "immodest dress." Even more impressive than the paintings by the Belgian artist of the young Balinese dancer he married and her friends is the small mansion in which the art and artifacts are housed: a lovely example of Balinese architecture decorated with finely carved and gilded wooden shutters.

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Important Museum - Poorly Maintained

It was hard to know how to rate this museum - it could have been 1 or 5. A 1 if I was rating the condition of the collection and the presentation standard. A 5 for the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
Adelaide, Australia

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

It was hard to know how to rate this museum - it could have been 1 or 5. A 1 if I was rating the condition of the collection and the presentation standard. A 5 for the history and the quality of the art on display. It is such a shame that this museum is unloved, despite being owned and... More 

1 Thank pakabay
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I was a bit disappointed with this Museum, but felt it was still worth the visit. It was a chance to see a life lived between different cultures in a past era. Yes, the paintings are deteriorating & some are only photos, but you can see them in books later. The buildings and their contents were fascinating and there were... More 

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Annecy, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is an important museum. The paintings are lovely but are kept in appalling conditions. They won't last long. It appears that the government is not interested in maintaining this artist's work. Part of Bali's heritage will soon be lost.

Thank Lorraine2010
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

good retrospective of the dutch artist life on the island. some pictures showing wear from living by the sea. Same for the building. But better kept than destroyed. Thanks to his wife !

Thank louise e
Sydney Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I first visited this museum oh, maybe twenty years ago. It was delightful, beautiful buildings in a lagoon-side location. Returned last year, to find that a huge inter-island ferry terminal has been constructed in front of the museum. The view almost entirely lost, the buildings still lovely but crammed behind the shops fronting the terminal. A very sad way to... More 

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

The condition of the paintings is poor and they have not been conserved. His style comes through and the house and setting beachside is amazing. The garden is sparse and there is a small entry fee to the site as with all 'visitor' locations in Bali

2 Thank Lea P
Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Historically interesting just to see the compound's architecture and living areas. The added bonus being the main attraction of the artist's work which included informative plaques. The grounds were relaxing and a nice break to the busy streets just outside. Inside the house, windows and barred doors for security made the place was quite stifling with the breezes also locked... More 

1 Thank Cafinator
South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

the painting quite good, if you stay around sanur it is bit worth to visit it. i don't expect to much for this museum. at least for historiy lover it is good idea to visit it.

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Knysna, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I was so disappointed in this scruffy, run down museum that literally took 5 minutes to walk through. The best thing I saw was a lovely tree orchid and a red dragonfly.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

quiet hidden place. but inside, basically i found a piece of history from way before Natonio Blanco came to Bali. The paintings are magnificent, a time capsule to see how Sanur looks like in the past.

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