The Siwalima Museum is located in the Taman Makmur area, Amahusu village, Nusaniwe sub-district, Ambon city, Maluku province. The museum was founded on November 8, 1973 and was inaugurated on March 26, 1977. The location of this building is on a hill overlooking Ambon Bay which makes it more exotic. The distance is about 5 kilometers from the city of Ambon.
The word Siwalima comes from two words, namely Shiva and five.Shiva means nine taken from the Ulisiwa word which means a collection of 9 kingdoms in the southern region of Maluku, while the word five which means five is taken from the word Patalima which means a collection of 5 kingdoms in the northern region of Maluku. The first time you will find the end is the word Usu Mae Upu in front of the entrance which means “Let’s go in”.
Initially, the Siwalima museum only kept cultural collections as well as things that smelled of Maluku customs, but over time, this paste was divided into two. The first building is called the Siwalima Marine Museum, which is a building that holds the history of the Ambonese marine community, ranging from objects and sea stars, such as the skeleton of a whale with various lengths, for example the largest measuring 23 meters.