The Museum of Mataram in Lombok – Indonesia is one of the main attractions around the island of Lombok, specifically in Mataram; Lombok’s largest city.
The Museum of Mataram in Lombok – Indonesia is located in the city of Mataram, the capital of the Province of West Nussa Tenggara in West Lombok. The museum is situated along Jl Panji Tilar Negara 6, Mataram.
To reach the location where the museum stands, you have several options for public transport. First, there are the bemo services. You can flag these down from anywhere in Mataram.
Your other option is to take an “ojek.” An ojek is a motorcycle taxi where you will ride behind the driver as he takes you to your destination.
Finally, although not as popular as the other two options, is a horse-drawn cart. Called a cidomo, this is still a common means of transport in Mataram although a bemo or ojek may be easier and faster that these horse carts.
On the other hand, for a truly comfortable ride, your best option is still a private and air-conditioned taxi. You can get these taxis from anywhere in the city or you may also ask your hotel to book you a taxi in advance.
What to See
Visiting the Museum of Mataram in Lombok – Indonesia, you can see various artifacts depicting the lifestyle and culture of the people of Lombok. There are likewise documents and other literature that tell you more about the history of the people of Lombok as well as nearby Sumbawa.
You can also see a good number of old tools, utensils and implements used during the early years of the island. Local arts and crafts are also on display here at the museum.
About the Museum of Mataram
The Museum of Mataram in Lombok – Indonesia is more formally known as Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat or Museum of West Nusa Tenggara. It was established on the 23rd of January in 1982.
It is said that the Minister of Education and Culture actually decided against the establishment of the museum.
There are over seven thousand historical relics and artifacts displayed within the museum that go as far back as the times of the Sasak peoples – indigenous tribe of the island of Lombok.
Entry fee to the Museum of Mataram in Lombok – Indonesia is about 1,500 Rupiah.
The museum is open from 8 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon from Saturday thru Thursday. Fridays, the museum is open from 8 in the morning up to 11 in the morning only.