Location: Jalan ZA Pagar Alam no 64, Gedong Meneng, Rajabasa, Bandar Lampung City, Lampung Province 35141
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HTM: Rp. 4,000 (Adult), Rp. 500 (Children)
Opening Hours: 09.00-17.00 Monday – Friday, Saturday and Sunday Closed
Indonesia is an archipelago with the longest coastline compared to other regions in the world.
In each region and province, there are various historical evidences of the uniqueness of our country.
Various studies have been and are being carried out to explore regional superiority along with studying the structure of life in the past.
Various news and publication reports (scientific papers) have been produced based on research in Indonesia.
Archaeologists and historians from all over the world have come to try to unravel the mysteries buried deep in the Indonesian soil.
Extreme conditions that have shaken the world have also occurred in Indonesia, especially when they originate from one of the regions in our country.
Call it the eruption of several volcanoes that had shaken the world, such as Mount Krakatau and Tambora.
A more extreme situation occurred when the Toba Ancient Volcano erupted several hundred years ago.
The eruption even had an impact on the climate on earth, changed the rock structure, hindered community activities.
Geographically, Indonesia’s location is very strategic. This also impacts on societal conditions, climate, geology, and cultural changes.
Further and complete description or explanation regarding the condition of Indonesia’s diversity can be seen through the article Wikipedia website.
As one of the provinces in Indonesia which is located very close to Mount Krakatau, and is still included in the mountain range, Lampung has various collections of historical evidence of our civilization.
All evidence of the development of human civilization is preserved at the Ruwa Jurai State Museum, Lampung Province.
The Lampung Museum is located at Jalan Zainal Arifin Pagar Alam no 64. Administratively, this historical tourism location is located in the Kelurahan Gedung Meneng (or Gedong), Kec. Rajabasa, Bandar Lampung City.
Because it is located in the provincial capital, the Lampung Museum is quite famous among tourists, both local and foreign.
If you want to visit the Museum, many travel options can be taken. Strategic location, which is about 3 hours from the port, 1 hour from Radin Inten II Lampung Airport.
Then only a few minutes from the Rajabasa bus terminal, as well as about 20 minutes from the train station.
Isn’t this a route that can be traversed using both private vehicles and public transportation?
This location is on land with an area of about 170 hectares, built starting in 1975 and inaugurated by the Minister of Education and Culture in 1988.
In 2001, the status of the Lampung Museum organization management officially changed to the Regional Technical Implementation Unit (UPTD) under the auspices of the Provincial Education Office.
The inscription of “Sai Bumi Ruwa Jurai” in the official logo of Lampung Province, later on, was pinned as the name of this country’s museum.
The meaning of these two words is the two stems of the line of descent of the population in Lampung, namely natives and immigrants (transmigration).
This museum is a place for various relics of the Sriwijaya Kingdom, such as bodyguard armor, Tulang Bawang inscription, cannons, traditional clothing. There is also the legacy of Radin Inten, the hero of Lampung.
The government and society together help each other in museum preservation activities. Each party takes on the task according to the role.
The government provides protection for laws and regulations, while society maintains historical and cultural values. These roles cannot be separated from one another.
What are the contents?
As a means of preserving history, there are a total of approximately five thousand historical collections that are maintained in this place.
This collection contains various kinds of relics of natural history, environment, such as geological evidence, biology, ethnography (works of human civilization at that time), archeology (relics of pre-history).
There are also objects with high historical or historical value, as well as many other collections.
Each collection is equipped with an explanation in Indonesian or English according to the item.
And some of the collections that attract the most attention of tourists include:
- Traditional fabrics of various regions in Indonesia.
In this place, tourists can enjoy the development and uniqueness of the history and culture of the Indonesian people. This is very visible from the work of the community.
Ceramic objects such as jars, plates, glasses, which originated from China during the Ming Dynasty.
These items were some of the gifts given by the emperors of the Ming dynasty at that time.
- Indonesian traditional weapons and combat tools, especially parts of Sumatra, such as spears, samurai, knives, sticks, kris.
- Currency in the Dutch colonial period.
- Miniature houses and traditional clothing in Sumatra.
- Equipment used by the community for survival, such as oval axes, nekara and weaving.
- Menhirs and statues, relics of society during the animism and dynamism era.
- Fossils of Homo sapiens and several other early humans.
- Ancient manuscripts.
At the front of the museum there is a slow pesagi or traditional house that is up to 150 years old.
This house is equipped with a rice barn (a place to store rice), a mortar and a pounder.
There is also an iron ball that was used by the community to open land for transmigration in 1953-1956.
The museum management manages the entire collection properly, especially so that it is not damaged, hit by fire, or lost.
They employ about 50 employees to maintain and manage the Lampung museum.
The building with an area of 4,713 m2 is divided into several rooms, namely exhibition space, library, collection storage, administration, audio visual, auditorium, hall, preparation workshop, laboratory, fumigation.
How Can Travel
Tourists, both foreign and domestic, are welcome to visit the Ruwa Jurai Museum at any time.
The building is open to the public every day, except Monday and public holidays.
On Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday, the building is open to the public at 08.00-14.00 WIB. Meanwhile, for Fridays it opens at 08.00-10.30 WIB.
Visitors are also not asked to pay expensive rates when visiting, adults only pay Rp. 4,000 while children pay Rp. 500.
The price when visiting the museum in the form of a group is much cheaper.
In general, visitors who go to museums usually come from educational circles, writers, cultural observers, or journalists.
Many students (students and university students) also visit to make papers, papers and research on the cultural history of the nation.
They discussed the meaning, benefits, opening schedules, floor plans, functions, along with the purpose of the museum.
When visiting a museum, it’s good to pay attention to some of the rules given by the management to maintain the quality of the museum collection.
Some of these restrictions include no taking pictures, no smoking in the building area, along with several other rules.
Communicate with officers before exploring this location, especially for visitors who really aim to take photos or document conditions in the museum.
In addition, also communicate if there are things about the collection that you want to know more about.
Seeing the cheapness of this asking price benchmark, along with the many historical collections that we have, we urge the public to visit this tourist location.
In the museum, we can learn many things directly and for free. There is a lot of knowledge that has been revealed by the experts, we just need to enjoy the information.
We can also very much preserve the environment by better understanding the structure of culture, geography, and the development of civilization.
Studying the things that happened in the past will certainly bring positive understanding to the development of civilization in the future.
August, commemorating Indonesia’s independence, as well as November, the month of heroes, is a good time to visit this one tourist location.
At the beginning of the year like March, usually there will be many study tours, which can also be an option.
There are so many lists of activities that can be done, please visit this tourist location along with several places such as Butterfly Park and Siger Tower.
If interested, please also check the list of job fairs regarding jobs around historical objects or museums. We certainly still need a lot of experts to maintain our collection.