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Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda no.1 | Blang Padang, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum not just show to us what really happened on 26th December 2004, but more than that it really tell us the stories that happened on that disaster day and it really motivating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yangrizal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

informative & unique building design but bad maintenance. can buy parang aceh weapon for souvenirs. lot of tsunami replica.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sherpa62307558101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this museum just two days ago. Of course a sad history with so much loss of life. There are many aspects to this museum, however they do state that they were aware of the Tsunami's history in Banda Ache but it was forgotten and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hilary M
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The museum is well served as a reminder of the catastrophic event that is (still) can happen; the bulidings are very well designed; particularly the entrance leading to a meditative chamber with inscriptions on the surrounding wall. The information boxes should be more well maintaned...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Budi R
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Aceh Tsunami Museum is the place for people to remember those who perished in the Tsunami back in 2004. Even if you only vaguely remember how the Tsunami ravaged the people back then, in here you could refresh your memory and witness one of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aug_0210
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A remembrance of the 2004 tsunami. The buildings are well designed with the tsunami concepts. There were a short movies about the 2004 tsunami.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rizka h
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I visited this museum twice within the same week, giving me the opportunity to spend time absorbing all the information and appreciate what the Acehnese people went through and what they have achieved since then. Entry is free because they want everybody to be able...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dorothy I
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Free of admission but I would gladly pay an admission fee to support the maintenance of the building. The modern architecture has captured the concept totally and the rooms convey an important message. The 'Wishing Well'room is impressive and deeply felt. All the countries that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jwijk
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

It is a tragedy in a blunt way, as a quarter of humans lost their life in a devastating earthquake and a horrible aftermath “the tsunami” in Aceh. Life is precious and yet fragile. This message is conveyed in the museum that hosts memories to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RaymondV122
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Aceh Tsunami Museum is a museum dedicated in rememberance of tsunami which hit Aceh in 2004. There are several sections in the museum depicting situations during and after tsunami. The most interesting and also heartbreaking section for me was the room called 'Wishing Well'. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Gabi C
24 October 2017|
Response from patrickhofstetter | Reviewed this property |
I think this is possible. The reception is rather large and locked. We had actually waiting our tricycle with all our luggage. Good luck