If you feel like adding some cultural aspect to your next weekend in the city, well lucky you because you are never far from a museum in Bandung. It has got historical museums, art museums, ones specializing in fun photography, the postal service, sculptures or Indonesian culture. Here you’ll find the museums and galleries for the best photos, brilliant events and vast permanent collections that you absolutely cannot miss when in the capital of West Java. Many of them are even free, so what are you waiting for? Start ticking off our top picks of museums in Bandung.

1. Bandung Geological Museum

What is it?
This museum of natural history is a scientific institution with excellent Indonesian history collections that include current and historical records of animals, plants, digital videos about geology, paleontology, climatology, and more.

Why go?
One of the best museums in Bandung whether you are a science lover or just curious about the world. Giant skeletons of dinosaur fossils, an earthquake simulator, and interactive digital geological videos will make the trip memorable. Located inside ancient and gorgeous buildings, the Bandung Geological Museum opened in 1928. 

The museum has plenty of awesome events. Check their website or Instagram to be updated.

Operational Hours: 8am – 2pm (Sat-Sun) | 8am- 4pm (Mon-Thu) | Closed Friday
Price: 3.000rp Indonesians | 10.000 Foreign visitors
Address: Jl. Diponegoro 57, Bandung
IG: geomuzee
Website

2. Museum of the Asian-African Conference

What is it?
Also known as Museum KAA, this is a place where the Asian-African conference was raised. The Museum shows all about how and what this partnership was enforced for the sake of a better future. Based in Bandung in 1955, the Asian-African Conference has a great historical value.

Why go?
If the place will obviously satisfy the History fans, the museum will surely also please the vintage maniacs. It depicts a snapshot of what was the world half a century ago. Lots of vintage scenes and objects can be seen. Plenty of terrific old vintage photos to enjoy seeing. It was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Soeharto, in 1980 on the 25th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference.

They have plenty of awesome events. Check their website or Instagram to be updated.

Operational Hours: 9am – 4pm (Sat-Sun) | 8am- 4pm (Tue-Thu) | 2pm – 4 pm (Friday)
Price: Free
Address: Jl. Asia Afrika No.65, Braga, Bandung
IG: asiafricamuseum
Website

3. NuArt Sculpture Park

What is it?
It is an art and sculpture museum and gallery. NuArt Sculpture Park primarily exhibits the works of the sculptor Nyoman Nuarta that spans from the beginning of his career to the latest masterpieces. The 3 hectares park was specifically designed to nurture the development of Indonesian art, design, and culture.

Why go?
All art lovers should visit NuArt Sculpture Park in Bandung, which showcases groundbreaking sculptures. The complex and elegant style of these sculptures is absolutely unique. The place is fantastic, green, Instagramable, and with a nice coffee shop; the shop gallery is there with a lot of artworks. The park is a testament to exceptional creativity and arts.

They have plenty of awesome events. Check their website or Instagram to be updated.

Operational Hours: 9am – 5pm (Sun-Thu) | 9am- 9pm (Fri-Sat)
Price: 50.000rp adults | 25.000rp children
Address: Setra Duta Raya no. L6 | Sarijadi, Bandung
IG: nuartpark
Website

4. Upside Down World Bandung

What is it?
Upside Down World is at an intersection between being a museum and a place for entertainment. As its name suggests, its decor, furniture, and fittings are placed upside down. If the place targets selfie lovers, it will also bring joy to those in search of something new to see and enjoy. How a fun feeling to be upside down!

Why go?
Fun and cool photos are the reason why you want to go there. Great original selfies guarantee! This is the place where you will discover a new kind of photography experience. It is also a great location where you can have family or friends bonding time.

Operational Hours: Everyday 10 am – 8 pm
Price: 100.000rp adults | 50.000rp children
Address: Jln Haji Wasid No 31, Bagusrangin (Dipatiukur), Bandung
IG: upsidedownworlbandung
Website

5. Museum Sri Baduga

What is it?
It is a state museum that features various items related to the province of 
West Java, such as Sundanese crafts, furnishings, arts, and clothes from Indonesian culture. You can visit the three floors full of stunning items from different periods of time in History. A must visit if you want to know more about Indonesian culture.

Why go?
Did you know that Bandung used to be a lake? You will learn so much about the culture of Sundanese people, the natural resources of West Java, pre-Islam religions in West Java, and even prehistoric facts. You can also enjoy beautiful ethnographic collections in the form of fabrics, art, and ceramics. 

Operational Hours: 8am – 4pm (Tue-Fri) | 8am- 2pm (Fri-Sat) | Closed Monday
Price: 3.000rp adults | 2.000rp children
Address: Jl. BKR No. 185, Bandung
IG:  sribaduga1980
Website: Info on UPTD government website

6. Amazing Art World

What is it?
One of the Biggest 3D Art Museum in the World! The concept presents works of drawings and paintings on the walls in three dimensions that make it look as if it is real. The place has six different areas with their own themes, from “under the sea” to “Love” and “dinosaurs”. 

Why go?
Are you ready to immerse yourself into Ancient Egypt, a sci-fi thematic or being surrounded by flowers? Amazing Art World is truly something worth going to look at if you are fond of incredible photos. No doubt it will become your favorite place for fun family pictures.

Operational Hours: 9am – 8pm (Everyday) – (Last Tickets: 7pm)
Price: 100.000rp weekdays | 130.000rp weekends
Address: Jl. Setiabudi No.293-295, Bandung
IG: amazingworld.bandung
Website

7. Indonesia Postal Museum

What is it?
Located aside Gedung Sate, it relates the history of the post system and its function in Indonesia. Huge collection of stamps and ancient artifacts connected to the Indonesian post service.  

Why go?
It is worth the visit if you like history and want to know more about the mail system. You can find there a pretty good collection of postman outfits from the XX’s century. It also has cool things such as vintages phones, telegraphs or letters.

Operational Hours: 9 am – 4 pm (Every day except Sunday)
Price: Free
Address: Jln. Cilaki no 37, Bandung