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“A Necessary Visit to a Poorly Maintained Museum”
Review of Le Mayeur Museum

Le Mayeur Museum
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US$123.00*
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Cycle Tour of Sanur Village with Seawalker Experience
Ranked #18 of 79 things to do in Sanur
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Fee: Yes
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.
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93 reviews
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“A Necessary Visit to a Poorly Maintained Museum”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

What a sad state this museum is in! Now is the time to visit since Le Mayeur's works are fading as they are subjected to the extreme heat, temperatures and weather of Bali. The entire collection and compound are in disrepair, it's clear that neither the government of Indonesia nor Belgium is interested in protecting this treasure. What a shame.

Visited November 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Interesting little museum...but feels deserted”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The grounds and architecture of this museum are almost as interesting as the paintings. It's too bad the artwork is not better cared for...it's already deteriorated and not in great shape. There are some nice statues, but nobody is around. Nonetheless, wandering throughout the dark rooms of what was once someone's home, it's easy to imagine the place as it may have been when the artist and his wife lived there. The paintings and photographs are worth stopping for a look if you're particularly interested in museums; it's a nice little escape off the beach in Sanur.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Interesting, but a little small.”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

It was interesting to see this museum, however it does not look like it has been well maintained. A few of the beams are cracking and some of the pictures are very faded, it looks like it needs a bit of restoration work done. Entrance fee was very reasonable though! I would not recommend visiting if you are not skinny, as the doorways in the house are TINY, only about 60cm across, or even less!

Visited October 2013
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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“near Sanur beach”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I show this museum, but not come in.
well, I am not interesting with museum.
but it's near Sanur beach

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“See it before the paintings deteriorate more!”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This was one of my "must see" places of Bali. The story of Le Mayuer and his love Ni Pollok is one for the romantics. Their house is entered from the Sanur beachfront walkway 200 metres from the end of Jl Hang Tuah. You can go down Jl Inna Bali Beach but there is a "toll" of IDR 5,000 to pass.
The house is still in good condition but the exhibits are showing their age and need to be conserved.The grounds are well maintained and the location is very peaceful on the waterfront.

Visited July 2013
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