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“ni pollok”(16 reviews)
“belgian artist”(15 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to this part of Sanur for 10 years and have never visited the museum before, in part because it only opens during the low season and is difficult to find. Certainly for the last four years I have been well aware...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank piphoshin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this museum is about an expat living in Bali, the house, his paintings, the photos, all gives you an idea of how life must have been almost a century ago on this unique island. The state of the house is not in good condition,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hannahanuman
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

It’s easy to miss the entrance but anyone will direct you. It’s at the end of the beach walk the stretches for about 4km along Sanur beach. A very reasonable entrance fee gives you access to this small but charming gallery/museum. There are clear explanations...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank harryzac
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Had high expectations for this museum. I was really disappointed by the condition of this old seaside mansion. It's totally run-down, house falling apart, literally, dark rooms no fans, garden is not looked after at all. Such a shame for a historic place like this....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Sadly have to agree with the majority of previous reviews. Great art and story completely engulfed in neglect and lack of any kind of artistic standards, design or vision. Potentially,with such a quality of product and story,a major upgrade of the buildings, presentation and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

This museum was a short walk from our hotel. It had paintings by the former owner. Some of the paintings would benefit from conservation. More information about the house could usefully be added. Worth a visit if passing by on the beach path.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KBofLB
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The museum is quite small and the painting are not in the best condition but it was pleasant enough and not expensive to get in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LINDA V
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Around a dozen paintings in the artists former residence.That’s it.50,000 rupiah to enter,and as others have said,you wonder where this goes. O.K if you want some culture.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mkwire
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting till see travelers and artists were visiting Bali from the early 1900's. The paintings are impressive but feel they are lacking in any decent preservation of the artist's work. The house would have been impressive in its day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Henk V
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We both loved the visit. Easy to find right beside the beach. 50,000 each to enter. Beautiful carved old house and story of an artist and his wife and his works. We relaxed in one of the open spaces at the end. Very peaceful space.

Date of experience: August 2018
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jlcatts
September 1, 2017|
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Response from 36mim85 | Reviewed this property |
In July 2017 we paid AUD10 per adult, 5 per child, [locals pay half this price] no guided tour but a brochure included.
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KwonnieY
December 26, 2016|
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Response from sing8186 | Reviewed this property |
1. Evening. They are accommodative and events held after closing hours. Do discuss a donation. Our discussion on many matters were probably 6 to 9 months ago. Please check for current status. Phone is as listed above. Cheers
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ElsaP159
February 16, 2015|
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Response from PEPPERMINT35 | Reviewed this property |
at the north end of Sanur just past the Bali Beach Hotel it is a lovely walk as the avenue is wide and tree shaded or you can ride a bike - my husband usually hires one for the month so rides everywhere but I like to walk
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