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Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

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Jl. Tegal Bingin | Banjar Tengkulak Tengah, Sukawati, Indonesia
+62 361 8987493
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a long time I have been interested to go here as I enjoy learning about the arts and culture here's in Indonesia. Sadly there was no one around to talk to here other than a guy who was working at the warung and people...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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SetiaDarma, Manajer at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello and greetings from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for your review on House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We are grateful for your feedback, sincere apologies on your experience, we will work on it to give a better experience...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful grounds and stunning collection of masks and puppets. Even people who are not interested in puppets or masks will enjoy seeing these art objects. A young woman guided us through the grounds and answered questions, free of charge (we tipped her). This collection of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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SetiaDarma, Manajer at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and greetings from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for your review, we are happy to know that we have made your day memorable. see you next time.

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Located amongst undulating rice paddies, in the small village of Sukawati you’ll find another one of Bali’s hidden gems. Immaculately displayed in five traditional Javanese Houses; a phenomenal private collection of more than 8000 masks, puppets and marionettes depicting Indonesia’s rich cultural traditions.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

I took a lovely scooter ride on a quiet road to get here, and thoroughly enjoyed the grounds, the architecture and the collections. They range from huge people and dragons to stick puppets, masks of all sorts (human and fanciful) and collections of string puppets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We loved this place, six buildings FULL of masks and puppets, new and old, and from all around the world. It was so interesting, we were truly blown away!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

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
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 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
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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
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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
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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|
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Not really - there is a small number in the small shop but it's mainly about viewing the large diverse historic collection.