About Neka Art Museum

Neka Art Museum was established in 1976 and inaugurated by the Ministry of Culture & Education in 1982. The museum is run and curated by Balinese art lover Wayan Suteja Neka. Collections displayed in the museum include foreign artworks by Balinese, Indonesian, and other foreign artists depicting the natural beauty, life, and culture of Bali. Neka Art Museum showcases a wide range of collections of paintings and sculptures displayed through six buildings in a Balinese-style garden compound. The museum is located on Jalan Raya Campuhan, in the village of Kedewatan, northwest of the main Ubud center. Besides famous artworks, the museum also showcases local artists to promote their endeavor and creativity.

Must See

  • Museum of art and culture
  • Tourist attraction
  • Vibrant venue for Regional Balinese art
  • Kriss sword collection on the second floor of the main building

How to reach

From Denpasar city, you need to take a taxi, it's 27.1 km away and will take 50 minutes to reach via JL. Ahmad Yani Utara road.

If you go there walking then it's 27.1 km from the city and it will take 4.33 hours to reach.

If you go there by bike then it's 27.1 km and it will take 48 min to reach.

Tips

  • NEKA Museum is not to be confused with NEKA ART GALLERY.
  • If you have the chance to spend more than 2 days in Ubud, it is highly recommended to visit this Balinese art museum.
  • Getting information from the staff is quite hard if you only speak English.
  • It focuses on painting from the time of the first European artist's settlement on the island to modern times.
  • There are hardly any visitors in the afternoon making it the best time to visit.
  • The pavilions in the museum are attractive and spread through some lovely gardens.
  • There are helpful explanations next to the art, which helps put them in a historical and artistic context, so you can easily read them.
  • Don't miss the exhibition of the many beautiful types of keris - the traditional Balinese dagger.
  • Neka is an artist himself that inspires others, including foreigners, to join the art fraternity of Balinese.
  • The buildings are Bali style and for the most part, stay at a reasonable temperature.
  • If you get lucky, you might get to meet Neka himself, who is known to walk people through his collections.
  • It's not a flash museum but you have to admire Neka for developing and donating this huge collection.
  • The cafe is pretty basic but fine for a drink and rest, halfway through the museum.
  • Just opposite the museum is the world famous Naughty Nuri's warung which serves great pork ribs.
  • The souvenir section is not very well maintained.
  • Take a bottle of drinking water with you, you may need it.

Visit Time

Sunday:       9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:       9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday:     9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday:          9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Waiting Time

10 minutes

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Adult: IDR 50000 per person
Child: IDR 25000

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Time you can spend

1 to 4 hours

 

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Weather

Broken Clouds 27°C

 

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