Museums in Bandung

There are many museums we can explore in Bandung: some are big and well known such as Geology Museum and Sri Baduga Museum. Others are smaller in size but equally important, such as Postal Museum. Let's explore them one by one :)

Geology Museum

As its name implied, this museum exhibits various forms of geological materials: meteorites, crystals, and fossils. We can meet a T-Rex here! We also can learn the geological evolution that forms the islands of Indonesia.

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Asian African Conference Museum

Asian African Museum, Bandung

Initially, the Asian African Conference Museum is established as a memorial of the Asian African Conference that was held in this building in 1955. Nowadays, in addition to the permanent exhibition of Asian African Conference, it organizes several programs, such as book and film discussions, cultural clubs and citizen journalist program.

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Sri Baduga Museum

Address:

BKR street no. 185, Bandung

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 8am-3.30pm
Sat-Sun 8am-2pm
Closed on
National Holidays.

Tickets:

Adult Rp. 2,500
Children Rp. 1,500

Sri Baduga is a state owned museum, exhibiting a complete information about the history and culture in West Java. The collections are grouped into 10 galleries:

  • Geology gallery consists of geological materials such as minerals and fossils.
  • Biology gallery exhibits skeletons of human and animals as well as plants, both fossils and non-fossils.
  • Etnography gallery displays cultural objects uniquely Sunda, such as Sundanese weapon called Kujang.
  • Archeology gallery displays archeological findings of pre-historic objects until the influence of European.
  • Historic gallery exhibits historical objects starting from the European influence until now.
  • Numismatic and Heraldics gallery showcase money and tokens, as well as ruler symbols and stamps used.
  • Philological gallery displays ancient manuscripts written in Sunda. Unfortunately, some of these invaluable manuscripts are not complete anymore.
  • Ceramological gallery displays the beautiful household items made of porcelains and clays.
  • Arts gallery exhibits two and three dimensional arts.
  • Technology gallery showcases the technological evolution both traditional and modern technologies.

In addition, Sri Baduga Museum often arranges special exhibitions and events to attract more visitors.

Mandala Wangsit Siliwangi Museum

Mandala Wangsit Siliwangi Museum exhibits Indonesian wars in achieving our independence. Hence, we will see various weapons, both traditional and modern.

Address:

Lembong street no. 38.

Opening Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8am-1pm
Friday 8am-10am
Saturday 8am-12pm

Admission: Free

Museum Pos Indonesia (Indonesia Postal Museum)

Address:

Cilaki Street no. 73, Bandung (Gedung Sate)

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Admission: Free

Indonesia Postal Museum is a small museum in the basement of Indonesia Postal Head Office. This building is in the same complex with West Java Governor office, which is very popular as Gedung Sate (Satay Building).

I was surprised when I visited this museum because this is the first time I went to a museum in a basement. To tell you the truth, I feel a bit creepy walking around in an old basement alone, I was the only visitor that afternoon!

This museum showcases many postal equipments, especially the old and antiques used during Dutch colonialization, including the postal cart used in Maluku, the stamp vending machines made in Germany, various scales both for letters and parcels, mail boxes and a stencil machine.

Philatelists will like this museum a lot, since it has thousands of old stamps, all are neatly showcased in glass windows.

Virajati Seskoad Museum

Virajati Seskoad Museum is dedicated to provide information on the history and roles of Seskoad (Sekolah Staf dan Komando Angkatan Darat) - the school for Indonesian Army. Hence, this museum is in the Seskoad complex.

Address:

Gatot Soebroto Street no. 96, Bandung

Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm
Friday 8am-11am
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.

Barli Museum

Barli Museum was established in 1990, by the late Mr. Barli Sasmitawinata, a famous Indonesian realist artist. It is an art museum as well as a painting school, in line with his vision to provide public exploration on art, by inspiring and educating them.

Address:

Ir. Sutami Street no. 91, Bandung

Opening hours:

Saturday-Thursday 9am-5pm
Closed on Fridays and National Holidays

Having explored museums in Bandung, what do you think of other museums covered in ExploreSunda.com?

Other museums in the land of Sunda:

District Museum - Kota Tua Jakarta
Museums at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Benteng Heritage Museum, Tangerang

Museums outside Sunda:

Museum Angkut (Transportation Museum) in Batu, Malang, East Java
Museum Satwa at Jawa Timur Park 2 in Batu, Malang, East Java
Museum Batik Yogyakarta

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