Tired of nature tourism in Bandung or culinary tourism in Bandung? Museums can be a choice of vacation destinations. Because Flower City has various types of museums. From museums with the theme of history and technology to increase knowledge to modern museums that are more aimed at just taking pictures.
What museums are there in Bandung?
Before exploring the museum, let’s first know the references to the museums in Bandung!
1. Geological Museum
The geological museum is one of the recommended ones while on vacation to Bandung. Here visitors can see various things related to geology. There is a collection of fossils, rocks, minerals, and many more that have been collected since 1850. For children, it is certainly fun because they can learn about ancient animals by seeing their replicas here.
They can take pictures of ancient elephant fossils to T-rex fossils. The geological museum also has earthquake props. So that visitors can feel the vibrations vertically and horizontally. For Monday-Thursday the museum is open from 08.00-16.00. While on weekends, the geological museum is only open until 14.00. The museum is closed on Fridays.
Bandung Geological Museum Address
Jl. Diponegoro No. 57, Bandung
2. Museum of the Asian-African Conference
If you want to learn history, don’t miss the Museum of the Asian-African Conference in the Braga area, which is also known as Gedung Merdeka. The museum, which was inaugurated in 1980, houses memorabilia for the Asian-African Conference. Here, various photos of documentation and replicas of the 1955 Asian-African Conference are exhibited. Including the flags of the countries present, statues, and others.
The museum is open from 08.00-16.00 on Saturday-Thursday, while on Friday from 14.00-16.00. Every Monday the museum is closed. There is no fee to enter here.
Asian-African Conference Museum Address
Jl. Asia Africa No. 65, Braga, Bandung
After visiting this museum, you can relax at 9 popular cafes on Jalan Braga, you know!
3. Sri Baduga Museum (West Java History Museum)
The name of this museum is taken from the title of one of the Kings of Pajajaran, Sri Baduga Maharaja, which is written on the Batutulis Inscription. The museum which was inaugurated in 1980 has a diverse collection. Here there are collections of geology, ethnography, archeology, history, biology, numismatics, philology, ceramics, fine arts, technology, and others.
Reportedly there are 5,367 collections on display at the Sri Baduga Museum. Of course, you can accommodate a lot of information after coming here!
The museum is closed every Monday. Tuesday-Friday open 08.00-16.00. For weekends, opening hours are shorter only until 12.00.
Sri Baduga Museum Address
Jl. BKR No. 185, Astanaanyar, Bandung
4. Sundial Science and Technology Center Museum
Interested in science and technology? Come to the Science and Technology Puspa Museum which was inaugurated in 2002. This place has various science-related games that are processed interactively and educatively. Suitable for both children and adults. The museum is increasingly unique because it is shaped like a giant sundial until it got a MURI record in 2002.
The Science and Technology Puspa Museum is open every day from 08.30-16.30.
IPTEK Museum Puspa Address
Kota Baru Parahyangan, Jl. Raya Padalarang No. 427, Kertajaya, Padalarang, Bandung
5. Indonesian Postal Museum
Did you collect stamps as a child? Try to awaken your memory by coming to the Indonesian Postal Museum. Here there is a collection of local and foreign stamps. Not only that, but the museum also exhibits gold letters from ancient kings. There is also a collection of bicycles used to send letters to official clothes from time to time.
The Indonesian Postal Museum is closed every Sunday. Monday-Friday open 08.00-16.00 and Saturday 09.00-13.00.
Indonesian Postal Museum Address
Jl. Cilaki No. 73, Citarum, Bandung
6. Mandala Wangsit Siliwangi Museum
This military museum stores the remains of the fighters in the colonial period. For example, traditional Sundanese weapons used such as spears, cleavers, kris, swords, machetes, and arrows. Modern war equipment such as armored rails made in Indonesia, cannons, and armored vehicles are also displayed in the museum.
There are also weapons and vehicles used during the Japanese occupation such as long-barreled guns, pistols, tanks, and military ambulances. You can see money during the colonial period, a gallery of paintings from the Romusha era, a collection of photos from the Bandung Ocean of Fire, and the clothes of Ki Hadjar Dewantara.
The Mandala Wangsit Museum operates Monday-Friday from 08.00-15.00.
Address of Museum Mandala Wangsit Siliwangi
Jl. Lembong No. 38, Braga, Bandung
7. Amazing Art World
If you like taking pictures, you must come to Amazing Art World. This museum has a wide collection of paintings in 3D. So that visitors feel like entering into a painting. In this 2-hectare museum, there are 6 galleries, 13 zones, and 150 photo spots. Cool again, the paintings in the museum were made by the painter on Jl. Braga you know! The museum is open every day from 09.00-20.00.
Address Amazing Art World
Jl. Setiabudhi No. 293-295, Bandung
8. Gedung Sate Museum
Bandung is not complete without Gedung Sate which is the icon. This building can also be used as a destination when exploring the museum. Because in the Gedung Sate museum, which has been open since 2017, there is information with a sophisticated technological approach. Here visitors can see a variety of the most up-to-date technology props.
There are Interactive Glass Display, Interactive 3D Scale Model of Gedung Sate, Hologram, Wall Video Mapping, and Augmented Reality. Visitors also feel like participating in the making of Gedung Sate. The museum, which is located in the eastern basement of Gedung Sate, is open Tuesday-Sunday from 09.30-16.00. Every Monday the museum is closed.
Gedung Sate Museum Address
Jl. Diponegoro No. 22, Citarum, Bandung
9. Bandung City Museum
Since the end of 2018, the Bandung City Museum has been present. The location is in one of the colonial heritage buildings that were previously used as the Bandung City Youth and Sports Office. This museum has various information about the city of Bandung. Like some historical documents from the past, events in the city of Bandung, and important heroes.
Even so, the museum has not been fully completed. Only two rooms can be used by the public. The front building is filled with historical material on the birth of the nation’s movement in the front building. While the back building contains cultural products which include technology, economy, society, and culture. History is also displayed in the form of photos, digital media, multimedia, audiovisuals, artifacts, and others. The existence of a cafe also completes the museum.
Bandung City Museum Address
Jl. Aceh No. 47, Bandung
10. Rabbit Town Bandung
Rabbit Town is one of the selfie attractions in Bandung. Located in the Ciumbuleuit area, North Bandung, this place had caused controversy when it first appeared because it was considered to be imitating several works of art installations abroad.
However, the controversy even further catapulted the popularity of Rabbit Town. Its existence is still awake to this day.
There are many contemporary photo spots that you can try, such as Hollywood Land, New York, Sticker Room, and many more. In addition, Rabbit Town provides a place to play with animals in the yard for children.
To enjoy the rides at Rabbit Town, visitors can buy a ticket for Rp. 35 thousand (weekdays) and Rp. 45 thousand (weekends). This place is open every day, Monday – Friday 10.00 – 20.00 and Saturday – Sunday 09.00 – 20.00.
Address Rabbit Town Bandung
Jl. Crossroads No. 30-32, Ciumbuleuit
11. Graha Parahyangan Railway Museum
The Graha Parahyangan Train Museum is an old official house that has now been transformed into a museum. In this museum, you can see collections related to the history of trains in Indonesia, ranging from photos, archives, tickets, telegraph communication tools, and wooden telephones.
Location : Jalan Dayang Sumbi Number 10, Siliwangi, Coblong District, Bandung City.
12. National Education Museum
This museum was established as a form of responsibility of the Indonesian Education University (UPI) in preserving cultural and historical heritage, especially in the field of education.
With an entrance ticket of Rp. 5,000, you can see the historical track record of national education, as well as a place for conservation, education, and research.
Location : Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi Number 229, Isola, Sukasari, Bandung.
13. Museum Nike Ardilla
As the name implies, the Nike Ardilla Museum was established to present various information about the legendary Indonesian singer, Nike Ardilla. You can see collections of the late Nike Ardilla and information on his career journey. You can also stop by the Nike Ardilla room which is filled with a collection of photos of her idol, Marilyn Monroe.
Location: Arya Graha Complex, Jalan Aria Utama Number 5, Cipamokolan, Rancasari District, Bandung.
Of the many choices of museums in Bandung, where are you interested in coming?