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Sangiran Museum and Early Man Site

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Address: Sangiran, Kec Kalijambe | 17 km northern from Solo, Sragen, Indonesia
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An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying...

An important archaeological excavation site and museum displaying prehistoric fossils.

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Better than most Indonesian museums

In Indonesia, the word "museum" is equal to an old dusty place (probably haunted) displaying old dusty artefacts with scraps of paper in place of proper informational plaques. But... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 5, 2016
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Bogor, Indonesia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for those interested in archeology and early civilisation as well as those who wish to know a little bit more about the theory of evolution, and the Pacific ring of fire.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

In Indonesia, the word "museum" is equal to an old dusty place (probably haunted) displaying old dusty artefacts with scraps of paper in place of proper informational plaques. But not here. Sangiran Museum is better, waaayyy better than your usual Indonesian museums. There are interactive activities, relevant dioramas, and large informational wallpapers, along with neatly-displayed artefacts. Really very good!

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Thank aelissa
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This museum hold a great collection of early men artefacts. Unfortunately there's no proper guide nor flow on how to absorb such massive information.

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Solo, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The museum was neatly presented...The place was clean and informative. There were some souvenirs stalls just near the parking lots. I guess if you,want information about the ancient civilisation you might want to consider this place. There were some shops selling fossils which they claimed to be real..but I guess better becareful about the price they give you.

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Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Museum was pretty faraway from the city, Public transportation such as " Batik Solo Trans" didn't cover this area. Used a taxi from city cost me around 150K twoways, better to book the taxi driver and ask him to wait around 1 hour. It could be very difficult to find one. Location is very remote. Museum could use a... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

In this place you can learn about people and their culture from the past. The guide won't just make you see some movie and touring the museum, they will taking you to the dig site and letting you explore the site.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

the government really put a budget in this museum because despite this museum located quite far away from the town, the museum itself has a modern touch and a rather complete collection from animal skeleton to prehistoric human skeleton. i suggest you to visit this museum if you like to know how vast the history of ancient indonesia people is....

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lincs UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Arriving at the museum - it was initially full of young children - but no problem. We engaged a guide at the centre, who explained the importance of this archaeological excavation - it was really very well done & most interesting. The graphics together with the many fossils on view were exceptional. From there we went with this guide a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

one of the best kept museums in Indonesia but hidden unless you really search for it.About 30 minutes outside Solo it provides well laid out halls showing the ancient evolution of man in Indonesia as the archealogy digs are nearby.

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Thank Geeess
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

A rally good museum where the evolution of the human being is explained, it's a pity that almost everything is written in Indonesian. If you like evolution the visit it's worth. The only problem is the access, you have to go to Solo train station and there whale a taxi to go.

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