Bali Provincial State Museum (Negeri Propinsi Bali)

Bali Provincial State Museum (Negeri Propinsi Bali)

Bali Provincial State Museum (Negeri Propinsi Bali)
3.5
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Pathfinder819384
United Kingdom22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Nice scenery.

I went there to have professional photos taken as part of my honeymoon and paid 1 MILLION IDR which is about £54 GBP for 5 ppl.. Cash only, Standard charge is IDR 50,000 per person which is about £2.70 GBP. If you plan on coming here for scenic pics it's nice but that's it.

Whilst I understand people have to make a living and fees change for photography, the charge is excessive.

Bottomline save your IDR 50k and get some food instead as its very underwhelming for a "museum" On a plus side the wife is happy with the pics so I'm good!! 😂
Written October 4, 2023
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Aleesha
Brisbane, Australia74 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We had planned to visit the temple next door however it was closed due to renovations. We decided to tour the museum instead. Entry price was 50,000 IDR each, which is fine.

The grounds were beautiful but we were forced to have a ‘guide’ for our visit and despite paying the 50,000 IDR entry fee for each person, we were then pressured to pay more cash to each ‘guide’. We said no multiple times, but they continued to hound each of us until we handed over a small amount of money. This was uncomfortable for us as adults and overwhelming for our children. We left after only seeing two buildings because it was too much. I would avoid this place at all costs.
Written September 13, 2023
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Rebecca L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The entrance ticket is cheap (Rp 20k).

We were attended by a guide provided by the museum. At 1st, we were happy BUT at the end of visiting, the guide lead us to a dark corner and asked for Rp200k (20 dollars) each person. We feel cheated as they did not mention earlier. After the bargain, we only pay him Rp 100k for two person and ran off.

No air-cond. Very hot. Cheated on tourist.

Will never go back to such place again!
Written January 19, 2015
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Alan C
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
When my friend and I visited this place, we were welcomed by a very friendly guide. During the tour he would introduce to us the history of local drawings and woodcrafts then will suddenly change into a salesman asking us to purchase one. And when we said no, he would sit there silent and persistently haggle us what they're offering is a good deal. This happened consistently throughout the tour that it became uncomfortable. After the tour, the guide pleaded us for tips, we each gave him some but was later asked for more.

I find this very unprofessional, especially in a State museum.

However, do not let this moneygrabbing behaviour distract you from the artefacts and the temple that is there.

I recommend next time not to hire a 'guide' and ask to independently stroll around the area.
Written December 28, 2015
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Man E N
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Overall: Things are old and not well-preserved. Only ~100 years things are already broken like >500 years. To be frank, going China and the museums do preserve a lot better.

Cheating tour guide: We go there and pay the entrance fee. Foreigners are already double the price of local, but it's still ok.

After we 2 girls paying the entrance fee, a 'tour-guide-like' man is following us and start the introduction inside the museum. We don't aware that he is a MONEY-GRABBER at first and let him follow us and introduce.

However, when he bring us to a tower, with only one steep stairs as entrance and exit, he tells us he is the 'tour-guide' and costs 100,000 Rp. We pay for it but he immediately says that 100,000 Rp/person. We are angry but we are only 2 girls high up in tower so we are forced to pay. After arguing, it reduces to 150,000/2 but it doesn't worth the price at all.

The English of 'tour-guide' is terrible, hardly listen to his words, and he has bad smell from mouth. We really don't wanna stay for 1 more minute.

Annoying selling inside: Some people are selling bamboo fan/ musical instruments. Even if you say NO and leave, they follow you for more than 50 meters. Annoying.

To conclude, it's ok to have a visit, for ~30mins. Never allow the 'tour-guide-like' person to follow you. It's a CHEAT!!!!
Written August 19, 2015
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Andrew H
24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
It's impossible to shake off a whole bunch of pestering would-be guides, drivers and paddlers of dreadful souvenirs. This was the only place we went to on Bali were they seemed to be obsessed about whether you have US dollars to give them, and they had highly unreasonable expectations about how much cash you should give them for very little in return. They, in particular, have a trick of stating prices to make you think they're talking about thousands of rupiah and then they switch and say they mean US dollars. So, the 30,000 rupiah turns into $30. Bali is a really lovely chilled-out place until you hit this sort of thing and then it just gets irritating.

The museum itself is poor, really. I'm sorry to have to say that. It could be so much better given the location.

Our tips: If you do go then straight after paying to go in at the official desk you'll get joined by a would-be guide who will speak very bad English. These guys are not properly trained or official guides and you should straight away tell them you do not need a guide. We didn't, and our visit was the worse for it. Also, if you don't have a car waiting for you outside then you should get away from the site on foot quickly afterwards and pick up a taxi on one of the nearby streets. If you're able to use the Uber app on your phone then get a car through that (Uber have arrived!).
Written July 16, 2015
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hooddavid40
Newport, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I made a special trip from Ubud to see the museum. I was followed in by a scruffy guy who looked like he should be raking leaves, not giving guided tours. The exhibits looked interesting, though the info cards were a bit terse. But this scruff kept me there explaining traditions of Bali. I became irritated as he was preventing me from seeing the museum. It also became clear that he was just saying what any Balinese knows and saying it twice.

It became clear I was wiith a fraud and I walked out. It is a disgrace that the ticketing staff allow this tyke to walk in without a ticket and pester visitors. If they are collecting a commission, they should be sacked.
Written March 9, 2016
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John S
Wellington, New Zealand13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
For a state run museum you would think with all the security in bali they would do something about the dodgy con men posing as guides ripping people off. And if this is an investment and showcase for people wanting to learn about Bali history and culture then shame on the government.
Written October 29, 2015
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Anthony G
Shanghai, China779 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Couples
When you visit Bali and you are interested in the history of Bali, then this museum is worth a visit. Do not expect a western museum as this museum is run with a very low budget. You don't need a guide as the pavilions can be easily done by yourself. Large collection of archaeological findings, sculptures and an ethnographic collection. Worthwhile a 1-2 hour visit.
Written August 16, 2013
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LostOK
Ubud5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
This museum houses a sampling of ethnographic collections including dance masks and costumes, sculpture, textiles, paintings and archaeological artifacts. If you have any interest in history, or Balinese culture, it is definitely worth the visit, just don't expect to find yourself in a large world-class type of museum. Because it is a smaller collection, however, you can actually see, read about, and absorb each item in a 1 - 2 hour visit. The grounds and buildings themselves are also quite impressive.

You may find yourself in the company of a "guide" as soon as you purchase your ticket. After reading reviews here we were prepared for this. When approached we simply asked if he was working with the museum and when he said no, we thanked him, but said we would prefer to go on by ourselves, at which point he returned to the entrance.

There are a couple of other points of interest nearby including a coral temple next door, a large park across the street, and lots of shopping on the streets around.
Written July 5, 2013
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