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Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

Jl. Tegal Bingin | Banjar Tengkulak Tengah, Sukawati, Indonesia
+62 361 8987493
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Jl. Tegal Bingin | Banjar Tengkulak Tengah, Sukawati, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a good collection of Balinese masks. They are very detailed and are worth checking out. There are also some puppets, though I found that collection to be less interesting. It's not a huge place, but it's definitely worth taking a half hour...More

Thank ZacharyMarret
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This place is near elephant temple and really amazing! Congrats to the collector for making such a great contribution to Bali - especially compared to the desolate state of other museums. Kids had really fun looking at the masks and puppets, they could play on...More

Thank swissguest
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The museum displays a unique gallery of masks that are undeniably exaggerated. They are mostly described as easily identifiable and to some extent terrifying. There are thousands of ceremonial masks and puppets to be found in these historical buildings, including intricate wayang kulit, leather characters...More

Thank sethlestath
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We saw this place reviewed  on Trip Advisor and put it on our list of things to see on way to Ullu watu temple. Even our driver  didn't know about this place. But on visit we weren't disappointed. The garden which house museum is gorgeous. ...More

Thank MKP5456
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful museum, exhibit and gorgeous gardens. Take a break from Ubud's hustle to enjoy beautiful puppets and masks. Cafe with good coffee and fresh food.

Thank Skydancer1111
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I can't Mask my disappointment the House of Masks was about as interesting as watching paint dry ! Some interesting ones but when you have seen 100 you have seen them all ! The puppets much more interesting if they could have put on an...More

Thank davidgary8
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is very comprehensive, having a collection of thousands of masks and puppets from all over the world but with a focus on Bali and other parts of Indonesia. There is not much by way of overall interpretation but labels for individual objects are...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was so pleasantly surprised to find this museum to be of the highest calibre. There are six buildings housing an impressive collection of masks and shadow puppets. The gardens are beautiful and there is a little cafe as well. Admission is by donation. Highly...More

Thank 36Hours
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Set in a very quiet location the mask & puppet collections here are just wonderful. Housed in Javanese style jogolos this place has a great feeling & respect for cultural traditions. Not (yet) overrun by tourist buses & hawkers.

1  Thank Jon-Irene
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Crazy crafty comedy masks, traditional Papuan masks, and an Obama puppet. Excellent collection of traditional Indonesian and international masks and puppets. Collection gives insight in local craftsmanship and culture. Friendly and helpful tour guide. No entrance fee, but request for small donation. Loved it!

1  Thank Stevie-Ray J
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Byron R
is there a cost to enter the setia darma house of mask and pupperts?
28 December 2015|
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Response from Lani133 |
No cost, there is a donation box at the end but you are not asked or pushed to donate at all. It is however well worth contributing something to the upkeep of the amazing collection.
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nhnorm
do they sell masks as well
1 July 2015|
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Response from Lani133 |
Not really - there is a small number in the small shop but it's mainly about viewing the large diverse historic collection.
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