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Address: Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 361 286201
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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we like the paintings, but most of the aquarels were damaged by moisture. The house of the Belgian painter and his Balinese wife is now museum along the cycle-track.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 March 2016
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Helmond
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

we like the paintings, but most of the aquarels were damaged by moisture. The house of the Belgian painter and his Balinese wife is now museum along the cycle-track.

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zuienkerke
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Worth the visit, but the place is falling apart, which is a pitty ! Bad lightening and dirty. You wander what they do with the enterance fee..

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is an OK museum. It is located just off the beach in Sanur. It is not well marked, but the locals in the little shops will tell you. This is the house where the Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur and his wife Ni Pollok. Everything was pretty much unremarkable. But it is not expensive nor does it take long to visit.

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The Balinese government/ tourist board should really take more pains to take care of this gem hidden among the stalls along Sindhu Beach. Such a rich and provoking history that can be seen through the art, photographs and furniture left behind by the artist Le Mayeur and his wife Ni Pollok. Admission is at 20000 IDR (as of Feb 2016).... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

The house was left to the Indonesian goverment for them to open it up to the public when his wife died.. The whole place is falling apart, half the paintings arent the originals (just copies) so have clearly been sold.. most of the furniture isnt still there and what there is... is rotten.. Barely any info on anything.. what does... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This museum is a must-see for art lovers, Le Mayeur is a very talented artist. But the reproductions displayed are just so worn-out and faded they left you guessing what they're supposed to look like, as the colors are not there anymore, let alone the details. They should be reprinted years ago. The museum interior was supposed to be an... More 

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brighton Uk
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

tired scruffy not cared for......sad waste Not worth the time and trip . Perhaps the Bali culture should look into this?

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I enjoyed my visit to the museum, the former home of Le Mayeur. The paintings of his wife, Legong dancer Ni Polok were beautiful but I was sad to see that the paintings seem to be decaying because of the humidity.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We enjoyed the atmosphere and works on display throughout the complex. It was very quiet with few visitors which added to the appeal. We were free to take our time in each room and move around easily. You could get a sense of the energy of this couple still present in the property, and as other reviewers have noted it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I read with interest the history of this artist, but I believe it is a disgrace to the government to let this history be left to the elements to disintergrate in the way it is. Loved everything about it, but so sad on its condition. You pay 20,000 entry and wouldn't you think they could give you a least a... More 

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