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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 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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Denpasar, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The entrance fee to this painting museum is cheap. I paid only Rp 5000 per person. That's why don't expect too much when you're here. In the museum, we can find the painting works of Le Mayeur and the pictures of him and his Balinese wife as well as the history of their life. Quiet ambiance, old-styled house, and manicured... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My expectations were partially diminished when entering the museum, or to be acuate, Le Mayeur's house. While the rooms and their descriptions where most interesting, his artwork is poorly preserved and decaying due to a lack of climate control. Obviously the conditions to allow a place to be classed as a museum do not apply here. My suggestion is to... More

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South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Some very good paintings, shame it's not being looked after very well! Some of the paintings are reproduction and the house needs a little love and attention as well as the paintings as they won't be around much longer.

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Preah Vihear, Cambodia
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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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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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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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