Usually, white beaches and fun water activities come to mind when you think of destinations like Bali. But there’s more to the region than surf and sand. Bali also offers a lot of educational activities for the whole family. Next time you’re out, why not take the kids to one of these family-friendly Bali museums? Get to know the Balinese culture, at one of these spots:
Bali Trick Art 3D Gallery
Operating Hours: daily from 09:00 – 22:00
Address: Jalan Sunset Road 789, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 849 662 4
Opened in 2014, Bali Trick Art 3D Gallery is an interactive museum with 80 different paintings and murals. Visitors have the chance to be a part of the art too! The museum has two floors filled with murals by Korean artists. The staff usually assists visitors to get the best angles for pictures. Also, stools are also readily available for children who may need to reach a higher position.
Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali – Bali Provincial Public Museum
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday: 08:00 – 15:00, Friday: 08:00 – 12:30
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and other holidays.
Address: Jalan Mayor Wisnu, to the east of Puputan Square, Denpasar
Tel: +62 (0)361 222 680
More popularly known as the Bali Museum, Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali is the oldest gallery on the Island of Bali. The museum opened its doors to the public in 1934. It boasts of over 10,000 artworks and artifacts on display.
Bali Museum is divided into three sections: the Jeroan (central area), Jaba Pisan (outside area), and Jaba Tengah (courtyard). Jeroan area is composed of three pavilions named after leaders in Bali and other provinces. It features a diverse selection of ancient artifacts, historic tools, and art collections. The first floor also introduces tourists to traditional shadow puppets, locally known as wayang kulit.
Nyoman Sumerta Fine Art Gallery
Operating Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Address: Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Banjar Teges, Peliatan, Ubud
Tel: +62 (0)361 970 388
Nyoman Sumerta Fine Art Gallery offers over 2,000 art pieces, each one created by renowned Indonesian artists. Nyoman Sumerta Fine Art Gallery was named after Nyoman Sumertha, a respected figure in the local art industry. The gallery is all about celebrating Balinese artworks and culture. There are also sculptures that depict community living in Ubud. The museum offers art lessons for visitors too. Choose from painting course, wood carving classes and creating traditional floral offerings.