Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

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Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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CKF
CT1,971 contributions
Under the radar hidden gem! MUST VISIT!
Feb 2020
We saw Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets recommended in a guide book and put it on our list while in Ubud. First, adjacent to the parking lot, you'll see a small gift shop, selling authentic Balinese masks, shadow puppets, and jewelry. We liked this, but is was rather underwhelming and we sighed. We thought there would be more.

Well, keep walking! You WILL find more! On the other side of a park-like green space you will find a museum housed in four buildings (at least). The masks range from tiny to huge, multi-person varieties, meant to be worn during annual festivals and such. The masks came in every size, shape and facial expression. WOW! We went from being underwhelmed to overwhelmed! You will marvel at the shadow puppet collection and the intricate artistry and craftsmanship on display. How could we be the only visitors there?

Spent so much time browsing and reading all the cards (English included) that our guide must have wondered where we went. Well designed, well planned, lots of space to walk and admire.

What a find! Do not miss this hidden treasure, just a short distance from the Elephant Cave (which was a let down). ENJOY!
Written 28 March 2020
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Dear CKF Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
Written 1 April 2020
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Linda
Nepean, Canada9 contributions
A Hidden Gem. What a wonderful museum! A terrific collection of masks and puppets beautifully displayed.
Jan 2020
We visited the museum which is located in Mas Village at the suggestion of our guide and driver who lives in the village. It was an amazing visit. So many beautiful masks and puppets in a very large collection. The young woman who was our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We only had time for two buildings unfortunately. Incredible that it is also free although donations are accepted. Please visit their website. The grounds are also used as a park for local children.

As well there is a cafe there that serves cappuccinos, lates, espresso. My husband is a coffee fanatic and he said its the best coffee he ever had. The food was delicious as well, the cafe is locally owned and the young man who cooked our meal is a son of the owner. A very lovely spot to eat!!
Written 28 January 2020
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Dear P3457BZlindam Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
Written 28 January 2020
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Adrien
Shanghai, China3 contributions
DONT BUY AT THE GALLERY STORE
Dec 2019 • Couples
the place is amazing. Beautiful collection and variety of masks. Strongly recommended to go there without any doubts.

Just don’t stop at the gallery store to buy souvenirs. Price are over charged with a very bad service.

Just go to the Main Street of Mas village with local workshops you can find 1/4 of what you would pay in the gallery with smile and good service!
Written 31 December 2019
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Dear anazez Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We thank you for your review. We would like to also inform you that the gallery is not owned by House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma, the gallery is owned by our partner, the gallery is borrowing a space in our place. We apologize for your inconvenience, we will also submit your complaint to the gallery manager. if you have questions, please send it by email to : setiadarmabali@yahoo.co.id we will be happy to answer it. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
Written 1 January 2020
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Deb S
Port Stephens, Australia56 contributions
Art and History Lovers
Dec 2019 • Family
Beautiful, cool surroundings provide a nice backdrop to this exhibition.
Fantastic masks, puppets and costumes from all over South East Asia and Africa. Historical and interesting. Lovely guide, don't forget a tip!
Nice way to relax for awhile.

Written 22 December 2019
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Dear 309debs Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
Written 23 December 2019
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Sean H
12 contributions
Fabulous museum
Nov 2019
This is a fabulous museum consisting of 6 traditional buildings on beautiful grounds. The collection of masks and puppets is exceptional, and the guide who brought us to each part of the exhibit was very helpful and knowledgeable. This museum is free and close to Ubud, and yet we were the only visitors there at the time. Such a shame because anyone visiting Bali for a taste of the culture and arts should visit this museum. We were here without kids, but kids would also love this museum.
Written 22 November 2019
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Dear Sean H Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma is located near Ubud area, very convenient to be reached by motorbikes or by cars. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma also provided facilities for disable visitors, so no reason not to visit House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting Bali.
Written 25 November 2019
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joluvstravel-13
Secret Harbour, Australia420 contributions
Great place to visit without the crowds
Oct 2019
So glad we finally visited this gorgeous, quiet, traditional Indonesian museum. A lovely tour guide showed us around each of the beautiful joglo's.
Peaceful grounds and an amazing array of masks and puppets form all over the world.
Great place for all ages.
Written 19 October 2019
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Dear joluvstravel-13 Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma is located near Ubud area, very convenient to be reached by motorbikes or by cars. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma also provided facilities for disable visitors, so no reason not to visit House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting Bali.
Written 19 October 2019
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pipsquek23
Mundelein, IL16 contributions
An incredible collection!
Jun 2019
Off the beaten path, you'll find a beautiful property with several joglo's (traditional Java buildingings) filled with the most elaborate collection of masks and puppets!
Written 12 October 2019
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dear pipsquek23 Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
Written 12 October 2019
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Miams
63 contributions
Different!
Aug 2019 • Family
This place is great to better understand Indonesian beliefs and traditions. They have a big collection of masks and puppets, mainly from Indonesia but also a bit from other countries, placed in several typical javanese buildings. This place is not very known (even our driver did not knew it) and it's an original visit!
Written 18 September 2019
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dear MyriamE115 Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
Written 20 September 2019
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NYTraveler227
New York City27 contributions
Must see if you're going around Ubud
Jul 2019 • Family
If you're in Ubud and looking for a side trip, this mask and puppet collection needs to be on the top of your list. A very extensive collection of masks from Indonesia and around the world. Familiarity with Indonesian traditional folktales will help you appreciate this collection even more.

The curator/collector certainly has a passion for this.

For the visitors from U.S.A., look for the Obama puppet!
Written 20 July 2019
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dear NYTraveler227 Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
Written 21 July 2019
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AntariksaBali
Gianyar Regency, Indonesia17 contributions
Wonderful place to visit!
Jul 2019 • Family
One of the most wonderful place to visit. With the huge amount of Mask and Puppets collection, it really help people to know about one of our tradition. The collection not only from Indonesia but also from around the world.

My guest (I am a tourism driver) always satisfied after we visit this place.

And its free entrance! They have donation box of course, with such a great place and collection its really worthy to visit it.
Written 8 July 2019
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dear AntariksaBali Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
Written 9 July 2019
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