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Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

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Jl. Tegal Bingin | Banjar Tengkulak Tengah, Sukawati, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, scooting back from the (pretty guff, but my girlfriend's suggestion) Elephant Temple just outside Ubud, I spotted a sign saying "House of Masks". So I took a left and ended up at, what I can only describe as, an absolute hidden gem. This isn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RemoteFolks
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint museum, exhibiting a good collection of puppets and mask from around the region and world. Displayed well and housed in several old/antique houses. Away from the tourist route and secluded amongst paddy fields, which makes up part of its charm. Definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emily S
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This museum is in several old houses brought to this site from around Indonesia. The houses themselves are fascinating, as are the simple gardens surrounding. Don't miss the nice gift shop. This place is off the major tourist track because there is no money to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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SetiaDarma, Manajer at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you like our puppets and mask! We are sorry you find the cafe not to your expectation. Let us explain:- It is not a restaurant, it is jut a small cafe to cater for our visitors who...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018

I must say that we were walking on our way to somewhere else when we came across this little hidden gem of Balinese and Asian cultural masks and puppets. We only meant to stop in for a drink as we were hot and it seemed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Henk V
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This mask and Puppet Museum has an amazing collection of artifacts. It is housed in different Javanese antique bungalows that are charming to walk in. This Museum opened in 2006 but is still relatively unknown to the Balinese and tourists as it is privately owned...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stargazingnow
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppet is located in Ubud area, Bali, around 10 minutes drive from the city center. In my opinion, this place is such a hidden jewel. The collections are extensive consisting of several Indonesian traditional houses (not only from Bali)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Afifa A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you don't like crowds you should go here. We nearly had the whole place to our selves. So many different room and gardens with beautiful masks and puppets. A relaxing way to spend the afternoon.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank keavs
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Extraordinary collection of Indonesian masks and puppets on display inside original Javanese wooden huts. The peaceful garden and cafe are a true relief after Ubud's crowded streets. Hidden gem, highly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marco B
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Huge collection of masks and puppets from different parts of the world. A must visit in Bali. Near to Ubud - the whole complex is beautifully maintained. Entry is free. Only donation. Visited 4th Aug morning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neel_Ratan09
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

That place is surprising, mysterious, interesting and different, if you want to see non-traditional art do not hesitate to go. We went without many expectations but honestly the place is worth it, all those masks and puppets from so many places and cultures, with so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Byron R
December 28, 2015|
Response from Lani133 |
No cost, there is a donation box at the end but you are not asked or pushed to donate at all. It is however well worth contributing something to the upkeep of the amazing collection.
July 1, 2015|
Response from Lani133 |
Not really - there is a small number in the small shop but it's mainly about viewing the large diverse historic collection.