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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 #9 of 16 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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Preah Vihear, Cambodia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I stumbled on this place because there was the coolest little guest house in the back, had no sign but locals pointed me to it. Seems surfers know about it. The museum is in front. Not huge or expansive, but it is interesting and worth a look if you are in the area. Ask the attendants questions about local culture... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Step back in time through gorgeously ornate timber work to find absolutely beautiful pieces of art displayed in every room. But be quick, because they cannot last forever in this unforgiving climate. I don't know what was more fascinating, the art or the house and outbuildings themselves. Disappointed not to be able to pick up any reproductions in the 'sales... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We arrived at the museum at 3pm having read in our guidebook that it was open until 3.30pm, only to find that it was locked up. Even our hotel didn't seem to be aware of the opening hours

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

An artists love of Bali and his muse are quietly presented in the home and now museum. Extremely beautiful collection of works, that takes you back to the untouched era of Bali. What a wonderful legacy for Bali, the preservation of the works and buildings do need attention as this legacy may not survive. Go early , an hour or... More

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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Their beachfront family compound turned into a museum, with a fine collection of LeMayeur's work and several beautiful photographs of the artist and Ni Polok.

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Marbella
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Once found, the cost of entry is, as often, twice the price for foreigners. Lovely garden, very poor toilets and the displays are in a poor state behind reflective glass so difficult to see the painting properly. This museum could be a wonder of a bygone era where an ageing artist finds his way to Bali and falls in love... More

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budgewoi
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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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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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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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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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