10 Best Museums in Ubud - 2021 (Photos & Reviews)
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Browse through a wide range of Museums in Ubud are Agung Rai Museum of Art, Blanco Renaissance Museum, Neka Art Museum, Puri Lukisan Museum, Tanah Merah Museum, and many more.

Indonesia is a culturally diverse country, and the best way to experience its richness is by spending a day at museums in Ubud. Whether you want to learn more about the heritage of this vibrant nation and its people, or simply admire the local art scene - Ubud will cater you the best.

Satisfy the art geek in you by soaking in the beauty of mesmerizing Batuan paintings and observing classical Kamasan style Wayang artworks.  From scenes of epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana to wood carvings depicting abstract human emotions, there is an expansive range of art collections to explore.

Local artists like Nasjah Djamin, Widayat, and Ahmad Sadali take precedence, but you will also find the works of foreign artists like the famous Don Antonio Blanco. Sculptures, collages, poetry, Keri daggers, masks and antiques are on display, along with traditional paintings which will impress not just culture enthusiasts but others as well.

Here are some of the best museums in Ubud:


Agung Rai Museum of Art

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Housing one of the most impressive art collections in Indonesia, Agung Rai is one of the largest museums in Ubud with an endless opportunity for you to explore. The exhibit features Kamasan paintings and Batuan artworks, along with collective works of Walter Spies.

You will also get to witness little children practising Balinese dancing and gamelan practice and the modern art gallery is home to famous works of Nasjah Djamin and Widayat. For the true art geeks wishing to explore the culture and heritage of the country, this place also features a wide collection of traditional Balinese paintings that will leave you mesmerized. The ticket here to the museum is inclusive of a welcome drink.

Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

9 AM TO 6 PM

Entry Fee: 14000 IDR

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Blanco Renaissance Museum

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Blanco easily rates amongst the most popular museums in Ubud as it is a landmark icon in the city. It was once the residence of the famous Phillipino artist, Don Antonio Blanco, whose artwork is now displayed here. Blanco indulged in plenty of art forms, including paintings, collages, poetry, and lithographs of beautiful, nude Balinese women.

Nestles on the top of a lush green hill, the museum also offers stunning views of the Campuhan valley. It is lavishly decorated and a guided tour can be arranged where the family of the artist will host you. The artwork is truly thought-provoking, and the lush surroundings only adds to its allure.

Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: 80,000 IDR

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Neka Art Museum

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Established by Wayan Suteja Neka, this museum displays a collection of artworks in six different establishments in an opulent setting. Stunning paintings, beautiful sculptures, and Balinese Keri daggers are featured in a traditional layout.

Ramayana and Mahabharata epics displayed in classical Kamasan style wayang paintings and artworks with contemporary Western influences can be enjoyed in the first building, and the works of Adrianus Wilhelmus are set up in the second one.

The natural beauty of Bali has been captured in the renderings hung at the third building. Other artists featured are Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Widayat, and Ahmad Sadali.

Location: J
alan Raya Sanggingan Campuhan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: 75,000 IDR

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Puri Lukisan Museum

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Drop into central Ubud to get a look at traditional Balinese paintings and artworks crafted with a hint of modern influences. Learn about the different schools of paintings from the post-independence era like the contemporary Keliki and Batuan, admire the impressive collection, and explore traditional Balinese sculptures.

It also features the works of great artists like Johan Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies, and Lempad. The vibrant portrayal of human deities is captured spectacularly, along with stylised displays of boats, sea animals, and country life.

A set of 62 sculptures forms a permanent exhibit, and there are a restaurant and cafe on site which offers a view of the museum gardens and its lotus pond.

Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee: IDR 75,000

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Tanah Merah Museum

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Explore rare Indonesian paintings and oriental artworks at the spectacular art resort of Tannah Merah, located on the outskirts of Ubud. Founded by Dr Peter Bloch, the collection features paintings and masterpieces that are mesmerizing, along with a host of artifacts made of wood and gold.

Furniture items and textiles crafted by the royal houses of Bali and bronze statues commemorating religious deities are representative of the rich cultural heritage of the archipelago. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Balinese rainforest, the museum displays a wide array of art pieces that speak about the fascinating history of the nation. You will also find collections of Chinese porcelain utensils and Indonesia’s batik fabrics here.

Jl. Melayang | Tanah Merah Art Resort, Ubud 80571, Indonesia

9 am to 7 pm

Entry Fee:
IDR 700-1900

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Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

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The one-of-a-kind museum offers a cultural insight into the heart of the nation with its huge collection of a thousand masks and 4000 puppets. Featuring artwork curated from all parts of the world including Indonesia, Africa, Europe, and China - this place is perfect for culture vultures.

The museum is located 17 km from the city, and it enjoys a serene environment and cool surroundings as it is flanked by beautiful paddy fields and well-laid out tropical gardens. Traditional shadow puppets, contemporary figures like ex US President Barack Obama, puppets based on epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana and marionettes that will remind you of Pinnochio - the diverse collection is as fascinating as it as beautiful.

Jalan Tegal Bingin, Mas, Ubud, Kemenuh, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

8 am to 4 pm

Entry Fee: Entry is free

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Museum of Marketing 3.0

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Divided into 9 sections and embodying one of the most unique concepts in the world, Museum of Marketing is an informative and entertaining look into the world of marketing. It is entertaining while it’s educating with its plethora of information on human spirit marketing.

The first section is dedicated to the introduction of the concepts of marketing, and as you step into the sections ahead, you get to learn about global corporations, marketing communication strategies, and the impact of the UN’s sustainable and socially responsible policies all over the world.

There is also a display featuring corporations that are working towards environmental sustainability and creating income sources for poor households.

Jl. Raya Ubud No.23, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: IDR 60,000

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Njana Tilem Museum

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Dedicated to the art of wood carving, Njana Tilem is the most famous museums in Ubud featuring the works of local master carvers like Ida Bagus Njana and Ida Bagus Tilem. The two artists were father and son, and they were the first carvers in all of Bali who popularised and revolutionised the art form.

Beautiful paintings, traditional masks, and Balinese antiques are also displayed here, along with some contemporary works that depict everyday Balinese lifestyle. You can also see abstract pieces that feature human emotions carved into distorted wood that occurs naturally.

The museum is one of the rare buildings in Bali that has embraced modernity while still being true to its roots.

Jl. Raya Mas No.162, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

10 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: IDR 55,000

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Museum Rudana

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Featuring a beautiful contemporary art gallery, Rudana is the one of the most renowned museums in Ubud for a collection of artworks crafted by national as well as international painters. From beautiful depictions of rural life to stunning landscapes and mesmerizing views of cultural activities and Balinese traditions, the place has an impressive variety of paintings.

It is also famous for its picturesque views of lush green gardens and rice fields. Besides the bigwigs like Wayan Gunarsa and Don Blanco, exhibits featuring new artists are also held throughout the year. If you go here in August, you may also catch events awarding local artists.

JL. Peliatan, Ubud, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: IDR 100,000

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Museum Pendet

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Nestled 3 kilometres from the city is the most intricate museums in Ubud, Pendet. It was founded by Ida Bagus and opened to the public in 2002. The museum displays artworks crafted by Wayan Pendet, who not just painted, but also created beautiful sculptures.

You can observe 29 paintings and 80 sculptured by him here, along with the works of Wayan Gunasta, his son. The museum has quite a rustic feel to it, and you will feel connected to the local culture and history here. The museum is surrounded by lush green gardens and the serene atmosphere is calming and rejuvenating.

Jl. Nyuh Bojog No.6, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

2 pm to 5 pm

Entry Fee: IDR 45,000

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  1. Which are the best places to visit in Ubud?

    1. Puri Lukisan Museum: Founded by Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, the Ubud Prince, and the Rudolf Bonnet, the Dutch-born painter, the Puri Lukisan Museum is one of the most sought-after Ubud Museums that stores high-quality Balinese artwork and some of the finest sculptures and paintings from different schools, styles and eras in Bali. 

    2. Setia Darma: 
    Puppets and masks are two crucial Balinese artifacts. Therefore, Setia Darma is considered to be one of the most unique Museums in Ubud where you can view extensive collections of over 4000 puppets and 1000-plus masks, from all over the world. 

    3. Rudana Museum:
     One of the most modern Indonesian Museums in Ubud has to be the Rudana Museum. Established by a Balinese art collector named Nyoman Rudana, in 1995, this 2-story museum houses the finest collection of contemporary and classical paintings by famous artists like Wianta, Gunarsa, Nyoman Erawan, and Affandi. 

    4. Blanco Renaissance Museum: 
    One of the most famous Ubud Museums has to be the Blanco Renaissance Museum that is the palatial home-cum-studio of the late Filipino maestro, Don Antonio Blanco. This museum located atop a hill overlooks the Campuhan’s lush valley and houses everything from lithographic artworks to collages, illustrated poetry, collages, and paintings of unclad Balinese women.

    5. Neka Art Museum: 
    Dedicated to present and document the art development history of Bali, Neka Art Museum is one of the thoughtfully curated Ubud Museums that houses an assortment of over 300 monumental artworks and legendary paintings by Affandi.

  2. What is the best time to visit Ubud?

    The best time to visit Ubud, weather-wise is, during August-September, and June-July. That is because the weather in July-August is very warm and sunny during the day but cool and clear in the evenings. In short, during the peak of the dry season, you have the best chance of enjoying comfortable weather. Humidity starts to rise from late November-late to March and downpours can become heavier making the season a daunting one. Thus, avoid the months November-March.

  3. How to reach Ubud?

    By Air: Flight is the only way to get to Ubud as it is located in the core of Bali, on the island’s southernmost tip. All you have to do is board a flight from any country and reach the Denpasar airport, and from there on board a metered taxi to reach Ubud. 

  4. What is Ubud famous for?

    Ubud is famous for its iconic terraced rice terraces of Tegalalang, the Monkey Forest, Goa Gajah (elephant cave), the temples, the museums, shopping items, and food. Some of the temples that make tourists flock Ubud every year include: the Penataran Sasih Temple, Gunung Lebah, Tirta Empul, and Taman Saraswati Temple.  Ubud is well acclaimed for its shopping scene also, and here you can shop for handbags, aromatherapy products, quirky jewelry, and hand-woven textiles.
  5. How much is the entry fee for Blanco Renaissance Museum?

    The entry fee for Blanco Renaissance Museum is IDR (Rp) 80,000, This fee applies to the adults as admission for children is free.