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Address: Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 361 286201
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of...

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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Beautiful house, but neglected paintings

Better to see this interesting museum, before its very rich owner lets it completely rot. Good painting, spendid wood carved walls and nice garden

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better to see this interesting museum, before its very rich owner lets it completely rot. Good painting, spendid wood carved walls and nice garden

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I had a good walk along the beach and visited the museum in the morning. The house and courtyard were well maintained. But the painting were not so well kept. It contain a lot of stories of the artist with his wife.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I found this little gem at the rear of the golf course on the beach a great example of old traditional style building well worth a look .

Thank alan b
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The artwork on display is lovely but it is a bit painful to see how damaged some of the artworks are by the harsh sunlight and humidity. An interesting place to visit but it would be even more impressive if the artwork had more of its original colouring.

Thank EmmaMBirmingham
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

... and having read a number of reviews about how poorly maintained the exhibit is, along with the fact that the 'works' are just prints, I opted for a cold beer instead.

Thank shinraemonsam
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's just 1 man's story, a Belgian Artist that lived in Bali, photographed topless underage girls, married one, stayed on in Bali and this tour is of his house and his history. It cost 50,000 to view and it was just not worth it.

Thank jwallace68
Perth Hills, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The paintings need work done to protect them and the buildings need work. The whole museum give an overview of the life of Le Mayeur and Ni Polok and is worth the effort to view.

Thank 271ladybird
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Le Mayeur was a belgian artist who came saw and stayed on Bali. He did not only fall in Love with Bali but also a Balinese maiden called Ni Pollock, who later became his favourite model and later agai he made her his wife. The Museum has be located in thier orginal house and mutch remains as orginal. It houses... More 

Thank Tony V
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

The poorly maintained buildings house a small collection of Le Mayeur's work which has been ill cared for. It can be difficult to view the work properly due to the reflection from the glass frames which in most cases would seem to be unnecessary as many of the pictures are reproductions anyway. If you're not likely to get beyond Sanur... More 

Thank Michael R
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was the studio house of Belgian painter Le Mayeur and the famous dancer Ni Polok from Kelandis Denpasar. The enamored couple had no children so upon their death, the house was given to the Indonesian government. The museum is a bit neglected, the humid atmosphere is very bad for the paintings.

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