Mount Merapi Museum
Mount Merapi Museum
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain884 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited the Merapi Museum as part of a tour. It's a small museum, but you can see the destruction caused by the volcano in the area after the recent eruptions (most notably in 2010, but also in 2018, 2021, and 2023). In fact, the museum is set up in a house that was destroyed by the lava.
Written 3 November 2023
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Nungki
Rotterdam, The Netherlands19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
You will get a lot of information about volcanoes, especially Merapi. The ticket price was affordable and the staff was nice and helpful. I hope that the local government gives more effort to keep the quality of the museum good. It's a really good musem!
Written 28 September 2022
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fajar zona
Gresik, Indonesia875 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This museum is built to commemorate mount Merapi eruption in 2010. Mount Merapi is one of most active volcano in the world. This museum is not well maintained and little bit creepy. The main attraction is a mount Merapi models that simulate eruptions.
Written 7 February 2020
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Philippo A
Sydney, Australia388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Well worth a visit. Excellent exhibition on the subject of volcanos including a very large model of Mt Merapi and displays of the many many eruptions over the years.
Also a somber display of the effects on local villagers and the environment.
Absolutely worth the effort if you are visiting the Kaliurang area.
Written 20 November 2019
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NuskaRianggono
Jakarta, Indonesia69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This museum was created to commemorate the magnitude of the eruption of Mount Merapi on the surrounding life. Described how the eruption and events thereafter. Beautifully designed. But it must be considered the cleanliness of the toilet.
Written 1 November 2019
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,814 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Very impressive looking building. It is a shame that it is so poorly maintained with numerous roof tiles no longer in place and extensive water damage in most of the ceiling areas.
Onto the displays, actually they are quite good, some but not all of the narrative has English translations so you do get a grasp of the history of Merapi, the many eruptions and the damage and loss of life it has caused.
Worth stopping by before you go on a Mt Merapi tour.
Written 1 October 2019
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK5,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
A truly fantastic and awesome natural wonder. Merapi imposes itself on the surrounding area and can be seen for miles in every direction.

A word of warning to climbers or amateur vulcanologists - climbing is forbidden at this time due to activity. Check local updates prior to any decision to go.

On the other hand, sightseeing is permissable and should be compulsory. A beautiful trip into the surrounding countryside with stop offs, coffee shops and Warung for food and beveridge.

You can visit the area of New Selo which is the defacto base camp at a reasonablly elevated position. You just can't climb to the top though.

Enjoy the views.

Written 4 September 2019
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Saniscaya
Bekasi, Indonesia229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Family
The building it self has a very unique structure with mount Merapi in the background. Great place to introduce volcanoes, specially Merapi to children.
Parking was spacious and overall it was clean and we'll maintained.
Written 23 June 2019
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Ade Bayu
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
I was here with my daughter and wife couple months ago. There, I can show my daughter about new knowledge about volcanic event. She was excited and raise some questions.
Written 21 May 2019
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WorldGlutton
London, UK23,217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
From the carpark we witness this impressive angular structure building with a signage MGM at the roof. Walking up through the concourse stairs , both sides of the courtyard are lined with beautiful flowering plants.

After the ticketing booth , we enter the Mount Merapi Museum . A scale model of Mount Merapi demonstrates eruptions with physical animation and sound effect of the various major volcanic eruption from the 18th Century until today and its effect on mountain’s shape changes.

Exhibits in the Gallery on display are all well documented with English & Indonesian language with lots of pictures showing the effects from volcano ash and lava flow, as well as items rescued from the eruptions. There are vintage seismology meters , an earthquake simulator on display , and a theatre screening the 2010 eruption.

An educative tour , a must see to realise the aftermath of the disaster!!
Written 18 February 2019
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