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“Excellent Museum For Mineral Rocks Buffs”
Review of Geology Museum

Geology Museum
Ranked #1 of 149 things to do in Bandung
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

My family (2 adults and a teenage daughter) collects all kind of mineral rocks and we enjoyed a visit to the Geology Museum. The following is a summary of our visit :

a) The museum entrance is free and opens at 8.00am. There a souvenir shop about 50m. to the left of the main entrance that sells various rocks and souvenirs.
b) The museum has 2 floors. The ground floor is divided mainly into 2 sections. The left section is mainly about various mineral rocks found in Indonesia. We found it very interesting. The right section is mainly about prehistoric relics, the highlight being a full skeleton of a T-Rex. On the first floor is the section on more minerals found in Indonesia. It is still being developed with many sections under renovation.
c) We spent about 2 hours in the museum and was impressed with the display. If you like mineral rocks and/or prehistoric relics, then it is a good museum to visit.

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Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

Hot and dark. This place is includes on the worst museum I've ever visited

1  Thank Michelle445566
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

I'm not into geological stuff or et cetera, and my intention to visit the place was just to admire its architectural beauty.
I'm glad that there is no entrance fee, so you have very little to complain about the museum. Although one of my friend from Australia, who paid visit to the museum last year, mentioned that there are many inaccuracies in the information presented.
When I cross-checked this with my friend who worked as a guide in this museum, she said that the museum curator insisted that the information presented in the museum is right, as the curator still believed the older theory about evolution (or geology) which have recently been broken by newer theory (which he disagree).

The true plus point about this place is that we can get a good quality copy of original geological map at its library. This is helpful for those who want to trek in the countryside around West Java or even Indonesia!

Thank Bagus W
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

As a future palaentologist, this place is my son"s favorite place in Bandung. Everytime we go to Bandung, he insist to go to this museum. Eventough there"s not much change in their exhibition nor collection over the last 7 years, I think their collections of Indonesian artifacts is still one of the best in Indonesia. They have bone collections of ancient Indonesian animals, skulls of ancient homo erectus that found in various areas in Indonesia. And altough always a little bit dusty, the museum has a replica of tyrannosaurus bones that always amazed the children. As a geology museum, in the 2nd floor they also have areas dedicated to the mining industry. sadly this exhibition is not an interesting one.

Thank PDjani
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

As with many other museums in Indonesia, the Geology Museum is modestly funded. The maintenance is decent, although some spots - particularly those hidden to the average visitor's eyes - can be quite dusty.
Although it's called the Geology Museum, it also hosts historical and cultural exhibits such as skulls of prehistoric people, traditional weapons, statues, and ritual tools. From the Geology front, it provides various kinds of minerals, 2D and 3D maps, fossils (no dinosaurs though, except for an admittedly rather impressive T-Rex replica), and...rocks.
The atmosphere, as with the building itself, is rather bland and old-fashioned. But at least it's got good accessibility and enough parking space.

Ticket fee: Free for everyone! Yay!
Operating time:
09.00-15.30 (Mon-Thu)
09.00-13.00 (weekends)
Closed (Friday and national holidays)

Thank Raka_Putra
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