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Le Mayeur Museum

Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
+62 361 286201
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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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  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
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“ni pollok” (16 reviews)
“belgian artist” (15 reviews)
“worth a visit” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
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+62 361 286201
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This museum was very much neglected. Great building but the place was badly maintened. But must importantly the paintings were not looked after. Which was very sad.

Thank TNmolloy
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The house is intricately designed and the architecture is very traditional but the paintings themselves are old, worn away and often covered in dust. The place is also very small, you can make your way round in no more than half an hour. It was...More

Thank TheRealInsight
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

It is really sad to see that the house of this Belgian painter and his Balinese wife is terribly neglected. It must have been beautiful 80 years ago when he built it. The doors and windows are all in sculpture wood. The twin walls are...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

It was the story behind the museum that piqued my interest and made me want to visit the place. A Belgian artist in Bali in the mid-50s, a young Balinese dancer who was his muse and wife, the seaside setting for inspiration and lots of...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

really cheap to get into 50,000IDR and right on the beach interesting paintings and photographs.It could do with a little money spent on it but worth a visit

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I took refuge here when walking down the beach and found it to be an interesting place. Lots of statues and it was not busy at all, maybe that was because I went around 10 in the morning. The entry fee is cheap and it's...More

Thank Ben_Houghton78
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went out of our way to find this museum and were not disappointed. The layout is a bit chaotic, but once we got used to it, we found it easy to find our way. The art is a nice fusion of European impressionist art...More

Thank dcn_nz
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

for those interested in Bali history (especially the intersection of European artists with Balinese), this is a very interesting spot worth a 20 minute visit. It is unfortunate that the signage is minimal, as Le Mayeur played a unique role in Bali. Read before you...More

Thank thekma
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

It pains me to say that this museum has the worst art preservation and presentation. As an art enthusiast, especially impressionist paintings, the way they display the paintings, especially Le Mayeur's early paintings in Europe is so tearjerking. The paints have faded away and losing...More

Thank liaagatha
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Near the now big, sprawling Bali Beach Hotel you can find the tiny house where the painter Le Mayear lived and painted in the 1930s with his Balinese dancer and wife - Ni Pollock. The hours are limited and somewhat erratic, but it's worth the...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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jlcatts
1 September 2017|
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Response from 36mim85 | Reviewed this property |
In July 2017 we paid AUD10 per adult, 5 per child, [locals pay half this price] no guided tour but a brochure included.
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Kwonnie Y
26 December 2016|
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Response from Bhupinder 傅 | Reviewed this property |
1. Evening. They are accommodative and events held after closing hours. Do discuss a donation. Our discussion on many matters were probably 6 to 9 months ago. Please check for current status. Phone is as listed above. Cheers
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Elsa P
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Response from PEPPERMINT35 | Reviewed this property |
at the north end of Sanur just past the Bali Beach Hotel it is a lovely walk as the avenue is wide and tree shaded or you can ride a bike - my husband usually hires one for the month so rides everywhere but I like to walk
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