Museums in Bali

Information about and contact details for the museums of Bali...

Bali Museum: Built to resemble a Balinese palace and temple, the museum houses exhibits of traditional paintings, masks, woodcarvings, and weaving. It is located next to the state temple, Jagatnatha, which was built in 1953.

  • At: Jl Mayor Wisnu, Denpasar

Museum Le Mayeur: This museum contains paintings and drawings by Belgian artist Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpes (1880-1958), who lived in the property from 1935 until his death. Many paintings depict his travels in Africa, India, Europe and the South Pacific, as well as Balinese daily life and Ni Pollok, his Balinese wife.

  • At: Jl Hang Tuah, Sanur
    Tel: (0361) 286 201

Neka Art Museum: Opened in 1982, the museum is home to a great selection of works from Balinese artists and Bali-based foreign artists.

  • At: Jl Raya Campuhan, Kedewatan Village, Ubud, Gianyar 80571
    Tel: (0361) 975 074

Museum Puri Lukisan: A palace of fine arts, with three gallery pavilions set among beautiful gardens with statues and decorative pools. There is a permanent collection of paintings and woodcarvings, as well as temporary exhibitions.

  • At: Jl Raya, Ubud
    Open: daily 08:00-16:00

The Rudana Museum: Traditional and modern paintings and drawings, carvings and statues, there is also a fine art gallery which has pieces for sale.

  • At: Jl Cok Rai Pudak 44, Peliatan, Ubud

Agung Rai Museum of Art

(ARMA): Set in landscaped gardens, this is not just a museum, but a living centre for visual and performing arts. It hosts a permanent collection of Indonesian and European artists, as well as temporary exhibitions of mainly contemporary works, but also dance and theatrical performances, cultural workshops and seminars.

  • At: Jl Pengosekan, Ubud
    Tel: (0361) 975 742

Nyoman Gunarsa Museum: Founded by one of Bali's most respected artists, this museum houses stone and wood carvings, architectural antiques, masks, ceramics and textiles, and some of the oldest surviving examples of classical paintings on bark paper.

  • At: Jl Petigaan Banda 1, Klungkung