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Address: Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
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+62 361 286201
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of...

This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of innocence and beauty before the introduction of relatively recent laws banning "immodest dress." Even more impressive than the paintings by the Belgian artist of the young Balinese dancer he married and her friends is the small mansion in which the art and artifacts are housed: a lovely example of Balinese architecture decorated with finely carved and gilded wooden shutters.

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As a philistine, it is worth noting that the ticket is now 50,000rp for foreigners...

... and having read a number of reviews about how poorly maintained the exhibit is, along with the fact that the 'works' are just prints, I opted for a cold beer instead.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

... and having read a number of reviews about how poorly maintained the exhibit is, along with the fact that the 'works' are just prints, I opted for a cold beer instead.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just 1 man's story, a Belgian Artist that lived in Bali, photographed topless underage girls, married one, stayed on in Bali and this tour is of his house and his history. It cost 50,000 to view and it was just not worth it.

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Perth Hills, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The paintings need work done to protect them and the buildings need work. The whole museum give an overview of the life of Le Mayeur and Ni Polok and is worth the effort to view.

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Thank 271ladybird
Denpasar, Indonesia
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Le Mayeur was a belgian artist who came saw and stayed on Bali. He did not only fall in Love with Bali but also a Balinese maiden called Ni Pollock, who later became his favourite model and later agai he made her his wife. The Museum has be located in thier orginal house and mutch remains as orginal. It houses... More 

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Thank Tony V
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The poorly maintained buildings house a small collection of Le Mayeur's work which has been ill cared for. It can be difficult to view the work properly due to the reflection from the glass frames which in most cases would seem to be unnecessary as many of the pictures are reproductions anyway. If you're not likely to get beyond Sanur... More 

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Thank Michael R
Denpasar, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the studio house of Belgian painter Le Mayeur and the famous dancer Ni Polok from Kelandis Denpasar. The enamored couple had no children so upon their death, the house was given to the Indonesian government. The museum is a bit neglected, the humid atmosphere is very bad for the paintings.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cheap but rightly so as it is a ramshackle house, allowed to become dilapidated, despite its location and history. What a shame.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was interesting learning more about Le Mayeur and visiting the house he lived in, but there was almost nothing to see in terms of paintings since they were mostly lousy reproductions kept behind dirty glass/plastic.

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Sanur, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Situated on the beach, this museum is the real house of M. Le Mayeur that finished his life in Sanur. As a painter, he give us a nice idea of how was the life in Bali 40 years ago.

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Karrinyup West Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Sadly, Le Mayeur's works are mostly faded with the efffects of humidity and I imagine lack of funds to care for the works. The property is not well maintained either....but worth going to see, and imagining this place in 1933 when Le Mayeur was one of the first ex-patriot artists in Bali - it would have been a little paradise... More 

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