About Bali Provincial Public Museum

Bali Provincial Public State Museum, also known as Negeri Propinsi Bali, gives a wonderful insight into Bali's history, art and culture. Built in 1931 by architect P.J. Moojen, the museum still has four main buildings. Each of the buildings displays theatrical masks, musical instruments, paintings, textiles, and archaeological findings. The island's main museum houses over 10,000 exhibits. The architecture is in lieu of Balinese history, complete with stone carvings. Adjoining the museums are tropical gardens where many statues representing art and history from the island can be found.

Must See

  • Collection of cultural art.
  • The architecture of the building.
  • Collection of various artifacts related to Denpasar history.

How to reach

From Denpasar city, you need to take a taxi, it's 2.5 km away and will take 10 minutes to reach via JL. Diponegoro road

If you go there walking then it's 2.5 km from the city and it will take 1 hour to reach.

If you go there by bike then it's 2.5 km and it will take 17 min to reach.


  • Make sure to visit several different buildings with exhibits.
  • The Bali Museum is well presented and the grounds are lovely
  • The Museum has four main buildings, each representing different architectural styles and providing insights into different aspects of Balinese culture and history.
  • There are old farming implements, coins, items of worship, swords (keris), sculptures, and other items.
  • The displays are quite static, rows of glass cases containing the objects, each labeled to describe the object and its function; the materials used to make the item are noted on some pieces.
  • The gardens and buildings seem to be a popular location for taking photos.
  • The toilets are fairly sanitary, carry your own toilet paper though.
  • You can see most things in 30 minutes, if you're keen to read all the signs, then allow about 2 hours.
  • Experts and guides are available to provide a guided tour.
  • The Museum closes by 3:30 pm, so you have to visit early.
  • The grounds do not make it suitable to tour for all age groups as there are many stairs to climb to get to the various exhibition halls and also from compound to compound within the complex, which is not all that big in itself.
  • Going to the Museum takes roughly about 45 minutes, approximately 13 km away from the Ngurah Rai Airport.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Take a sufficient amount of water with you.
  • Take a backpack with you, to keep your valuables.

Visit Time

Sunday:       8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Monday:       8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday:      8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday:     8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday:           8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday:      8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

15 min


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Entrance Fee



IDR 50000 (Foreigner)
IDR 10000 (Local)

Children: Free

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Time you can spend

1 to 4 hours


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