Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Museum II

sultan_mahmud_badaruddin_museum.jpgThis great museum is 32 meters long, 22 meters wide, and 17 meters high.  It was first built by the Dutch colonial government in 1823 and completed in 1825, for the Dutch resident’s official home in Palembang.  Earlier, this area was a palace of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jayo Wikramo, popularly known as Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I in 1737.  After losing a battle to the Dutch in 1821, the palace was destroyed and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II was exiled.
The function of this building was changed over time in line with local dynamics.  It was once used as a Japanese headquarters during the Japanese invasion, TNI’s headquarters at the early stages of Indonesian independence, a local government office and eventually a museum.
This Museum has many historical objects related to Palembang city and its cultures including the Buddha Siguntang statue and Palembang traditional dais.
To enter this site you will pay only Rp 1,000 (about 10 cents US).  This Museum is open everyday, except for national public holidays.  From Monday through Thursday and on Saturday and Sunday, this museum is open from 08.00 to 16.00.  On Friday, this museum only opens half a day from 08.00 to 11.30.

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