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Museum Gedung Arca (Museum Negeri Provinsi Sumatra Utara)

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  • Excellent15%
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1 Mar 2018
“Worth a couple of hours ”
12 Jul 2017
“best museum for student”
Jln. H M. Yoni no. 51, Medan 20217, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Positive: National museum with excellent displays of local/traditional life and costumes. There is also a significant and clear section on Indonesian independence on the main level. Negative: No A/C so by the time you get to the top floor it's overwhelmingly hot and humid.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank wilfridblair
Reviewed 13 July 2017

museum with chip cost, more knowledge in this museum you can found start from culture history of past human and other

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank DewiV29
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Also known as the North Sumatra Museum, this is a very nice bunch of exhibits beginning with the actual origins of mankind in Sumatra. Beside the description of the various peoples that exist in the island (with examples of their differing faiths, housing, clothing types,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Some valuable artifacts can introduce you to a better understanding of the complex cultures of Sumatra. Sadly, there is a general lacking of explanations; everything seem rather dusty. The internal store was closed on the time of my visit. As I’ve been the only European...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank TorinoPab
Reviewed 29 August 2016

best place to visit in medan. there is a lot of information about north sumatra. museum is well stocked and you have the chance to post on pictures for all the sumatra school girls.for which the foreigner is more interesting then the museum

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank anton662013
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I'm a local resident This is a good way to learn North Sumatera's history, a lot of things are new for me as I didn't learn it in my school. The air conditioner is not working, but can't complain that since admission fee is only...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank vsteven94
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Medium size museum with fair amount of artefacts. Quite a few of the older era - Buddhist statues from like 10 AD and about, old qurans. Wooden coffins and songket material. Interesting to understand the history and different tribes of Sumatera. The period from colonial...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank kelapa44
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Entry fee was only Rp 2000 / person. The museum is a big two-storey cultural look building. However, inside was quite warm & there was one room that was stuffy because they did not turn on the air conditioner. But well, cant complain since its...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank theDview
Reviewed 17 September 2014

this museum has many transportation to reach, taxi, "angkot", "betor" can easily take you on there. but unfortunately like other old museum this museum didn't have good interesting outside view, this museum position right in ruin of traffic jam in lunch time, but don't worry...More

Date of experience: November 2013
3  Thank FaisalChemist
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

This museum have survived for a long time when people nowadays have no interesting anymore with ancient stuff. This museum is big and full. If you love history and feel comfort to walk around with poor light, the you'll enjoy it. All the arca and...More

2  Thank Maya_Moreira
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