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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Drop by from a trip form semarang to jogja, well this museum is an it depends chategory. If you like nature and hiking you might find usefull stuff about the volcano here, even the selection of route if you want to go hike. But if you dont like hiking or mountain i do recommend taking lots of picture in the outside. The view is nice and u can see the mounain so clearly. Recommended to visit on mid day so you will not experincing any fog while taking picture of the mountain.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank AndikaR
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I did not know what to expect as this was a last minute "tour" while my husband played golf. From the outside it looks like an impressive building.
I arrived with my driver who came in with me, it will cost 3,000 IDR to get in, and if you want to watch the video (which is the best part) that is another 5,000 IDR they could not change 50,000 so luckily my driver paid for me.
When I walked in there were pieces of the roof lining missing and exposed steel work, it was obvious that they had been some major water leaks and when it started to pour rain outside I could see that there were still water leaks.
Everything that is in the video is then repeated on the lower ground levels, some of the photos of the volcano eruptions were very good, but overall do not make a special trip to see it.

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Debbie A
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

i've been there twice and i still love this place. you can learn a lot about the volcano and stuff. there's a cinema that u can watch the movie about the volcano. also the great view from up the hill.

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank ovinoofficial
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Not worth the trip, to be honest. The only interesting object was the motorbike on the second floor. The interior smelled bad, the roof was leaking and everything looked tired and old. Too bad.

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Mir00987
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Quite enjoyed our visit here. Obviously if volcanoes and/or geology bore you solid then this is not the place for you. However we are quite interested in both and what we particularly liked was that the displays were fairly modern style (compared to some other museums in Indonesia), with lots of big pictures, diagrams, models and such like. It was also slightly hands on in some bits with buttons you could press and various bits light up. OK, not very adult but I still enjoy doing that! There was a very big hole in the side of the roof in the main hall so some repairs are still needed but generally the Museum was clean and well maintained. On the visit you certainly learn a lot about volcanoes in general as well as Mount Merapi in particular. Most of the descriptions are in English & Indonesian. You also definitely see lots of pictures of the effects of volcanic ash and larva on things and even some items rescued from real eruptions. Mind you, pressing the buttons by the very large map of Indonesia which lights up and shows all the Indonesian volcanoes makes you want to get straight to the airport for the next flight out of the country. OK, most only erupt occasionally so we decided to stay but still.... Anyway, quite a fun visit for us. Also at only IDR 3,000 (approx UK 20 pence) each for the museum ticket (we didn't bother with the video which is extra), even for foreigners, it was extraordinarily good value. Only problem is that the Museum is a bit out of the way. Unless you are in the area anyway, best to visit on your way back to Yogyakarta from Borobudur when it is only a slight detour.

Date of experience: January 2013
1  Thank Arthurrvr
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