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“Below expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Mayeur Museum

Le Mayeur Museum
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Ranked #15 of 76 things to do in Sanur
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Below expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

I was looking forward to visiting Le Mayeur Museum; however, I was quite disappointed in the actual museum. The grounds and building are not well maintained and the paintings show signs of deterioration from the heat, salt air, and light. On the day we visited, there was no electricity so it was difficult to view the paintings in the darkened rooms. This could be a great museum with an interesting story and great paintings. Sadly, it is not.

Visited June 2013
Thank anitavale
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Portimao, Portugal
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Belgian Heritage”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Le Mayeur Museum is unfortunately a not well maintained museum, but still is a place where you can see some beautiful paintings from the master.

Visited January 2013
Thank Gerty G
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Shameful neglect”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

This place could be a gem but it is totally neglected. A shame to let such a heritage just rott away. This could and should be a tourist magnet but the management is totally underwhelming. Right now no need to go.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A piece of Balinese history.......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

This was the home of a Belgian artist. His art is beautiful, sensual, colourful and using his young model Balinese Ni Pollak (later became his wife). Their home, now the gallery is well preserved but his art should be kept in controlled atmosphere airconditioning. Some of the paintings due to time and salt damage have faded considerably. We loved this gallery.

Visited May 2013
Thank Netti27
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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful paintings, but lack of maintenance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Beautiful paintings, but very shame that the government who has been trusted by the late artisan didn't maintain the place and not restore the paintings periodically as it should be ....

Thank marala
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