INDONESIA

Bengkulu Museum

The museum has a collection relating to historical artifacts and traditional cultures of each ethnicity in Bengkulu. There are collections of wedding and traditional costumes, household appliances, traditional weapons, traditional houses, writing letters Ka nga ga and relics of prehistoric civilization from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Moreover, there are woven clothes from Enggano society and many pattern of besurek clothes. The Bengkulu Museum was built in 1978. However, the museum only functioned on May 3, 1980. Initially, the Bengkulu State Museum took place at Fort Marlborough. Three years later, exactly January 3, 1983, this museum occupies a new building on Jalan Pembangunan No.8 Padang Harapan. Museum that was inaugurated by Drs. GBPH Poeger, Director General of Culture at that time, had two exhibition rooms, namely the Temporary Exhibition and Permanent Exhibition room. In both of these exhibition halls, visitors can see 3,660 collections covering the fields of biology, ethnography, archeology, history, numismatics / heraldica, philology and cremology.
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