Sampoerna Museum is undoubtedly one of the best presented attractions of Indonesia. The House of Sampoerna is a home to one of the most known kretekcigarette manufacturers that is currently owned by the US-giant Altria. Irrespective of your thoughts on the tobacco industry, this museum and factory is definitely an important place to visit.
Highlights: The fastest rollers here churn over 4000 cigarettes in a day. You can find the massive collection of cigarette lighters, cases and holders here. On the upper level of the museum, you can have a bird’s-eye perspective of the shop floor of the factory where several 100s of women trim, hand roll and pack the Dji Sam Soe brand which is banned in most of the countries because of the high tar content in them. To best explore this museum, you can hire a guide to give you an English guided tour that usually lasts between 30 minutes to an hour depending on your interest.
Location: Sampoerna Museum is located at Taman Sampoerna No.6, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60163, Indonesia.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Price: Admission is free.