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Museum Negeri Pontianak

Located in West Kalimantan’s provincial capital, Pontianak, the museum is close by Tanjungpura University in the southern side of the city centre. The museum’s exteriors which picture the ancient Malay and Dayak lifestyles of West Kalimantan, has several relics, tribal clothing’s and Dayak artefacts on display. Interesting are the 16th century tempayan (Indonesian water jugs) and the imitation of Dayak longboat.

Address: Jalan Ahmad Yani, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Kalimantan Art Gallery

The Kalimantan Art Gallery located in the city of Samarinda, is open for free to all sections of public who are interested in works of the local artists. This commercial art gallery is a good place to buy an interesting and genuine Indonesian souvenir.

Address: Jalan U. Suropati Perum Corpotek 3, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Daily

Museum Balanga

Situated in the capital city of Palangka Raya in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan, Museum Balanga collectively represents the Dayak culture, particularly the Ngaju-Dayak group which is the economically and politically strongest Dayak group in Borneo. The artefacts found at this museum include facemasks, swords, musical instruments, pots & ceramics and porcelain pots.

Address: Jalan Cilik, Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Daily

Mulawarman Museum

The Mulawarman Museum is housed in the Kutai Sultan Palace in Tenggarong, close to the banks of the Sungai Mahakam River in the capital city of East Kalimantan. The palace which was once occupied by the reigning Sultans of the region now showcases their historical collections to encourage interest in the local history. The impressive white building constructed by the Dutch during the 1930s, contains a vast treasure of Kutai Sultanate including royal throne, historical statues, jewelleries, war attributes, extravagant beds, gamelan, ancient ceramics & porcelain from China etc. An attractive highlight of the museum is the Balinese puppet theatre gifted by the Sultan of Yogyakarta.

Address: Jalan Diponegoro, Tenggarong, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Museum Lambung Mangkurat

The Lambung Mangkurat museum located in the town of Banjarbaru, south-east of Banjarmasin, in South Kalimantan prides in its extensive collection from the Banjar and Dayak areas. It also houses a vast preserves of Hindu artefacts sourced from archaeological excavations in the surrounding area on the island.
Address: end A. Yani St., Km. 35, 5 Banjarbaru 70711 South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm,
Friday - 8:30 am to 11:00 am, Saturday - 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

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Istana Kadriyah Palace

The Istana Kadriyah Palace to the north of Abdurrakhman Mosque was the residential palace of Syarif Abdurrahman Alqadrie from 1770 to 1808. This impressive ironwood palace is now a museum of various antiques and artefacts relating to the Sultan and his family.

Address: Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Daily, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Museum Waja Sampai Ka Putting

Museum Waja Sampai Ka Putting operates from a traditional Banjarese house built in the Bubungan Tinggi style. This beautiful house mirrors the city’s rich historical and cultural heritage through the various relics and artefacts.

Address: Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Daily

Museum Batiwakkal (Gunung Tabur Kraton)

The Gunung Tabur Kraton (palace) was rebuilt and beautified to become the official address of Museum Batiwakkal. Located in the town of Berau, in East Kalimantan along the banks of the Sungai Segan River, the museum has an interesting collection of old, appealing relics including spiritually infested old cannon.

Address: Gunung Tabur Kraton, Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/ Bin im Garten