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Le Mayeur Museum

Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
0361 286201 ‎
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As featured in Bali on a Budget and 2 other guides
Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Sanur
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of innocence and beauty before the introduction of relatively recent laws banning... more » Owner description: This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of innocence and beauty before the introduction of relatively recent laws banning "immodest dress." Even more impressive than the paintings by the Belgian artist of the young Balinese dancer he married and her friends is the small mansion in which the art and artifacts are housed: a lovely example of Balinese architecture decorated with finely carved and gilded wooden shutters. « less
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budgewoi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This museum was very interesting and cant believe my husband and i had only just been there this year after coming to bali since 1998 the life of Le Mayeur was very interesting.

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Coffs Harbour
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a magical and amazing museum which is suffering tragic neglect. The paintings and decor are exquisite and the atmosphere of old Bali is haunting - why oh why are the paintings not being properly cared for and preserved - this place is a cultural treasure slowly degenerating into ruin. It should and could be a major tourist attraction... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Amazing artwork and carving on the outside walls. Take your time cause you might miss the interesting bits. Looks like it needs a bit more money to keep it up to scratch though.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

An art museum -- right on the beach. Offers insights into Balinese culture. Helps you understand Sanur and Bali

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The simplicity of a time when people followed their dreams and disregarded conventional mores is encapsulated here in the home of an European Aristocrat and his young Balinese wife.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Le Mayeur Museum is located right on the beach front at the northern end of the boardwalk. The museum is not promoted but worth a visit, Le Mayer is a famous artist and the museum is actually his house where he lived. Want more info why not visit the museum. I appreciated being able to learn more about the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Nog much tot see and if there was something to see than it was behind glass that took away your sight. Although it is cheap to see, my opinion is that your will miss nothing if your do nog visit the museum.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

What a sad state this museum is in! Now is the time to visit since Le Mayeur's works are fading as they are subjected to the extreme heat, temperatures and weather of Bali. The entire collection and compound are in disrepair, it's clear that neither the government of Indonesia nor Belgium is interested in protecting this treasure. What a shame.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The grounds and architecture of this museum are almost as interesting as the paintings. It's too bad the artwork is not better cared for...it's already deteriorated and not in great shape. There are some nice statues, but nobody is around. Nonetheless, wandering throughout the dark rooms of what was once someone's home, it's easy to imagine the place as it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It was interesting to see this museum, however it does not look like it has been well maintained. A few of the beams are cracking and some of the pictures are very faded, it looks like it needs a bit of restoration work done. Entrance fee was very reasonable though! I would not recommend visiting if you are not skinny,... More

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