If you are in Semarang City, visiting the museum is an interesting idea. Many historical museums can be found in Semarang to learn about history and culture. Apart from being one of the popular destinations in Indonesia because of its natural attractions, Semarang also offers several museums that should not be missed. Museums can indeed be used as an alternative to educational tours and are the right destinations to explore various kinds of history. Here are some museums in the city of Semarang that you must visit. Check out the full review below.
1. The Ambarawa Railway Museum
Although the distance is quite far from the center of Semarang City, this one museum should not be missed to visit. The Ambarawa Railway Museum has an extensive collection of rare items from the old station. Various types of old-school locomotives were parked in the museum. You can pose freely with this locomotive while imagining being one of the train passengers.
Even on weekends, there is a schedule of diesel trains that operate, and you can ride. The route is from Ambarawa Station to Tuntang Station. You will be presented with views of the rice fields during the trip and will pass Lake Rawa Pening. Apart from being a historical tourist spot, this museum can also be r shooting, photoshoots, exhibitions, art performances, workshops, festivals, and so on.
2. Ranggawarsita Museum
You will fall in love with this one museum for those of you who are history lovers. Ranggawarsita Museum has more than 50 thousand collections. By having four buildings, each with two floors, you will be presented with a vast array of historical objects. One of them is a collection of ancient currencies that are not easy to find. It’s no wonder that this museum is often the location of school student work tours in Semarang.
Even more exciting, you can take a double-decker tourist bus that departs from the Ranggawarsita Museum. The bus will take you around the city of Semarang. Because there are many enthusiasts, you should come in the morning to queue if you want to get around the city of Semarang with this tour bus. You just need to show your ID card if you’re going to ride the 2-decker bus, and there is no additional fee.
3. Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery
Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery was established in 2001. Located in the old city area, this 2-story building has typical Dutch colonial architecture. This gallery is quite spacious, so it can make you feel comfortable observing the art collection. Collections are ranging from sculptures, paintings, and other works of art that fill the room you can enjoy. You can capture all of these works of art with your digital camera or your cell phone camera.
One of the attractions of Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery is its collection of artworks which is regularly updated. So you always have a reason to stop by the gallery. Especially when there are exhibitions that are quite routinely held. Not only that, the interior of the building is also the main attraction of the museum. It has a minimalist design with a dominating white color, combined with a wooden floor plus glass railings to make it even more beautiful.
4. Museum Rekor – Dunia Indonesia (MURI)
If you want to see what people have carved achievements and records from Indonesia, you must visit the Indonesian World Records Museum. The museum, located in the Jamu Jago Industrial Area, was originally named the Indonesian Record Museum. However, after the inauguration of the Muri gallery in the Borobudur Temple tourist area in 2005, the museum in Semarang was turned into the Indonesian World Record Museum.
This museum stores an extensive collection of photos of achievements and records that Indonesians have broken. Even until 2010, Muri has recorded and collected more than 1,300 records. In addition to keeping national and world records from Indonesian people, Muri also supports objects related to PT. Jamu Jago. This museum is a museum that you should not miss.
5. Museum Perjuangan Mandala Bhakti
The Mandala Bhakti Struggle Museum tells about the struggle of the TNI during the independence period. You can see the collections he has, ranging from army clothes to war weapons used. At the Mandala Bhakti Struggle museum, you can learn about the struggles of Indonesian heroes for independence.
It is guaranteed that this museum will not bore you because there are several 3D paintings and many aesthetic paintings. The museum’s design is also quite modern, so you can all update selfie photos on social media and learn about the nation’s history. Not to forget, the costume room which contains hero costumes that can be rented.
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