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Address: Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Phone Number: 0361 286201 ‎
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of...
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.
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This small museum compound, tucked away off the beach walk in Sanur, is a step back into old Bali. It is housed in Mayeur's original home, and the fact that it is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

A small, dingy set of unremarkable, fading and poorly curated paintings, most of the previous owner's young Balinese wife in various states of undress. The gardens are tiny and unkempt as well. We spent several happy an interested hours at Art museums in Ubud and maybe 15 minutes here. Avoid!

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Bali
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This small museum compound, tucked away off the beach walk in Sanur, is a step back into old Bali. It is housed in Mayeur's original home, and the fact that it is not professionally curated adds to the mystique. Old, faded sketches and musty corners don't hide the fact that this was an important artist, and that his work is... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Fantastic place but for the sake of visitors and the artwork the place needs to air conditioned or at least coolled by fans!

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Melbourne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

you cant really see the paintings as they are covered in reflective glass which makes it hard to view them. It was ok, but I wouldn't make it a must see or anything . If you have nothing to do one day and its raining , go !

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Sligo, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I arrived alone, paid my entry fee and went inside the very dark rooms and at first felt a bit disappointed. Then a kind man came in and switched all the lights on for me ( think he may have been a gardener). Le Mayeur's paintings are exquisite, and what a wonderful setting, probably does need more money for upkeep,... More 

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of the artists in the ancient times where his work is being kept up to date. the place is old but still well preserved.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great insight into what an early expats life was like, it's pretty well preserved. Plenty of artworks, photos, furniture and architecture. About 30minutes is all it takes to get round (unless you're an avid reader)

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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Yes it's very run down and smells mouldy but a little culture is good for a holiday. I find it interesting that at one time there was no break wall outside....it sits directly on the beach so is so exposed to water damage. Just stayed for a half hour or so and enjoyed his beautiful paintings.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Beautiful paintings and photos of Le Mayeur's wife but pity funding isn't provided for upkeep of paintings to preserve them as they are deteriorating. Still worth a visit - entry fee only $5 AUD.

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Sydney, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This could be such a beautiful museum and a great attraction but what it needs is a building right around and over it to protect it and more... The collection is not just many wonderful paintings by the artist (from Belgium) Le Mayeur but the story of his life and that of his muse, the young Balinese dancer, who became... More 

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