Probably many people know that there are many museums in Bali. Basically, they are all kinds of galleries and most of them are located in Ubud. However, the historical museums are located mostly in Denpasar. One of them is Bali Museum. This museum is situated in the heart of Denpasar close to the park, so, one can easily find it.
Bali Museum is a small one. In fact, it is something like a local history museum. Here you can see exhibits describing the history of the island dating from prehistoric times to the present day.
The buildings and area of the museum are incredibly picturesque. Everything is built in traditional Balinese style. Due to the small area, all the beautiful gates, statues, towers and other decorative elements are very compact.
The entire display of the Museum is represented by five pavilions, which are named after different areas of the island. Two of them are the most interesting ones. One of them is devoted to historical exhibits (skeletons of ancient Balinese, funerary sarcophagi and other things of the kind); and the other is dedicated to krises - ceremonial weapons of the Balinese. The Museum contains different krises, they are very beautiful, carved, decorated with stones and with beautiful scabbards. In other pavilions, you can see the exhibits that reveal the traditional life of local people: tools, pieces of clothing, items for ceremonies, jewelry, coins, weapons, utensils, etc.
The park next to the Museum is quite small, but very pleasant. Here you can relax under the shade of trees; and there is a playground for children. For those ones, who have already been living on the island or just doesn't like tourist crowds, the place is very suitable.
Jl. Mayor Wisnu No.1, Dangin Puri, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80232, Indonesia
8° 39′ 27″ S, 115° 13′ 6.7″ E