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Address: Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
Phone Number: 0361 286201 ‎
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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Unmaintaned and poor lighting

What a shame that such an interesting piece of Bali's art history is not well maintained. Many of the glass boxes that many of the pieces are in are dirty and obviously not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

If there was ever an understated treasure this is it. Tucked away at the northern end of the main beach area at Sanur, this museum is one of the greatest treasures that Sanur has to offer. And yet I wonder how many people know about it? I fell in love with Adrien-Jean le Mayeur's painting the moment I first set... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

What a shame that such an interesting piece of Bali's art history is not well maintained. Many of the glass boxes that many of the pieces are in are dirty and obviously not opened and cleaned very often. The lighting was so poor that it was almost impossible to view the paintings properly. I would rather pay more to get... More 

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margaret river
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This was a fascinating visit. The beautiful buildings and furniture are redolent of times past, when balinese carving and decoration were at top level. The paintings show Sanur as it was, and it was dreamy to imagine the wonderful lifestyle Le Mayeur experienced living in this complex of buildings right on the beach. I really enjoyed the hour I spent... More 

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Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

1. Been there multiple times with colleagues and relatives. Short history of the area and the couple. There is a small sales area that caters to handicrafts. Bought a hand made vase carved out of coconut. Four years on and is still brand new. No cracks. Has seasoned well. 2. If you at Sanur beach or passing by sanur, recommended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

located a near sanur beach This museum tells how bali past a good history museum nice artwork lovely and nice

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Its only 20000 rupiahs but tbh there's not much to see. And quite a few paintings are reproductions. Only worth going to kill 15 minutes.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

enjoying the museum so close from place i stay. you can see art exhibition here at certain times. luckyly stay at rai house sanur. so i can just walk here. love to get some inspiration from the painting there

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Busselton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

A museum worth a visit - original artwork still in place. Small and intimate. Read the story of Mayeur.

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Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Very poorly maintained and the paintings were behind such stained and marked perspex that they were nearly impossible to see. We would NOT recommend a visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This museum is a snapshot of bygone time, sadly the museum which houses the painting of Adrien Le Mayeur, a Belgium artist who arrive in Bali in 1932, stayed during the Japanese occupation and married a local dancer. Sadly this museum is rather neglected and worth spending half an hour to visit the art before it is lost forever.

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