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Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

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Address: Jl. Tegal Bingin | Banjar Tengkulak Tengah, Sukawati, Indonesia
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Monkey Forest and Ubud Art Tour in Bali
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Small, but with a very interesting collection

This museum has a good collection of Balinese masks. They are very detailed and are worth checking out. There are also some puppets, though I found that collection to be less... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum has a good collection of Balinese masks. They are very detailed and are worth checking out. There are also some puppets, though I found that collection to be less interesting. It's not a huge place, but it's definitely worth taking a half hour or so to peruse the collection if you're into Balinese art.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is near elephant temple and really amazing! Congrats to the collector for making such a great contribution to Bali - especially compared to the desolate state of other museums. Kids had really fun looking at the masks and puppets, they could play on some traditional instruments in one room, and the buildings themselves are worth visiting. Also some... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum displays a unique gallery of masks that are undeniably exaggerated. They are mostly described as easily identifiable and to some extent terrifying. There are thousands of ceremonial masks and puppets to be found in these historical buildings, including intricate wayang kulit, leather characters for shadow puppetry, wayang golek (wooden puppets), masks for topeng dances, and pieces from Africa... More 

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Noida, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We saw this place reviewed  on Trip Advisor and put it on our list of things to see on way to Ullu watu temple. Even our driver  didn't know about this place. But on visit we weren't disappointed. The garden which house museum is gorgeous.  Such a peaceful place that has several beautiful buildings displaying collections of masks and shadow... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful museum, exhibit and gorgeous gardens. Take a break from Ubud's hustle to enjoy beautiful puppets and masks. Cafe with good coffee and fresh food.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I can't Mask my disappointment the House of Masks was about as interesting as watching paint dry ! Some interesting ones but when you have seen 100 you have seen them all ! The puppets much more interesting if they could have put on an extensive puppet show to entertain the children it would have been greatly appreciated by all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is very comprehensive, having a collection of thousands of masks and puppets from all over the world but with a focus on Bali and other parts of Indonesia. There is not much by way of overall interpretation but labels for individual objects are quite informative and the very friendly staff will provide some basic context and answer questions.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was so pleasantly surprised to find this museum to be of the highest calibre. There are six buildings housing an impressive collection of masks and shadow puppets. The gardens are beautiful and there is a little cafe as well. Admission is by donation. Highly recommended.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Set in a very quiet location the mask & puppet collections here are just wonderful. Housed in Javanese style jogolos this place has a great feeling & respect for cultural traditions. Not (yet) overrun by tourist buses & hawkers.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Crazy crafty comedy masks, traditional Papuan masks, and an Obama puppet. Excellent collection of traditional Indonesian and international masks and puppets. Collection gives insight in local craftsmanship and culture. Friendly and helpful tour guide. No entrance fee, but request for small donation. Loved it!

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