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Geological Museum of Bandung

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Located at Jl. Diponegro 57, Geology Museum of Bandung is known as the biggest and most complete museum of its kind in Indonesia. The museum opened around 1929 but is still very well-preserved thus attracting a large number of tourists and locals. It offers a spacious colonial building that houses a substantial collection of fossils along with 6,000 exhibits that are on display as well as 250,000 artifacts kept in a safe place.

The museum has two floors that are divided into three exhibition areas. This include the geology of Indonesia (West Wing), history of life (east wing), and the geology for human life (at the top floor). Bandung’s Geology museum has been a popular choice for educational field trips as well as leisure visits. The evolution of human life is explained in both Indonesian and English language. This section is considered as one of the most interesting parts of the museum.

It also features a collection of life-size dinosaur replicas, real fossils of giant sea turtles, hippos as well as other creatures. The replica of the ever popular ‘Java Man’ can be found and observed at the far corner of the museum. In addition, the volcano section is another interesting part to check out. The second floor, on the other hand, showcases miniature exhibitions of offshore oil drilling, coal mine, and tanker ships.

Overall, the geology Museum of Bandung is absolutely a must-see attraction that offers free admission. You can also find unique shops, which offers tons of affordable souvenir items. The museum is open from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. during Saturdays and Sundays.

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