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“Complete and well maintained” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Adityawarman

Museum Adityawarman
Jl Diponegoro no 10, Padang Barat, Padang, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Padang
Type: Museums
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Complete and well maintained”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I was kinda skeptical at first because it's a government-owned museum, and the ticket price was a mere thousand rupiahs (less than $1). Once inside, I was wrong. The museum has various replica of traditional Minangkabau houses (I found out that the traditional house for Minang tribe living on the coasts are different from the others), dresses, jewelries, traditional food, furnitures, antique trinkets, even replicas of ancient human bones, tools, and animals.

The displays are good, each exhibit was given a fairly complete description. If you want to observe and read the explanations one by one, it may take more than 2 hours to enjoy the whole museum. Also, the museum has good air circulation, air-conditioning, and good overall cleanliness.

Visited January 2013
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“A great overview of Minangkabau and Mentawai culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Realy enjoyed the museum, very interesting. The displays are housed in a wonderful Rumah Gadang (big house), traditional Minangkabau house and cover things like traditional clothing, governance, cooking implements, traditional food and local wildlife. Worth a visit if in Padang.

Visited August 2013
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“Right Place to Quickly Learn Minang Culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Knowing that West Sumatra is one of biggest land with matriarchy tradition, it was excited for me to find a place where it is possible to learn further about the tradition. This museum is the right place to go. The building itself has been so unique and beautiful. If you have no time to go further in other West Sumatra cities, to see the historical one, i.e. Pagaruyung palace, you will be satisfy enough to see the museum building. The collection is arranged quite sistematic, and fortunately with english explanation too, so most information is accessible. It is a must when you visit Padang.

Visited July 2013
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