For those who want to visit Sri Baduga Museum, it is opened on Monday-Friday at 08.00-15.00, Saturday-Sunday at 08.00-14.00 and closed on national holidays.
Sri Baduga Museum, located in Jalan BKR 185 Tegallega before the Monument of Bandung Lautan Api, was developed in 1974. The area and building of the museum formerly was the kewedanaan Tegallega. The developed building of the museum is consisted of a suhunan and rumah panggung, a typical traditional house of West Java, combined with modern architecture. The original building of the kewedanaan, however, is preserved and used as an office. The museum has very rich cultural arts of West Java collections, associated with biology, ethnographic, archaeology, numismatic, philology, dermatology, fine arts and technology.
Sri Baduga Museum in Brief
The first phase construction of the museum was completed in 1980.Then, the museum was inaugurated on June 5th by the Minister of Education and Culture, Dr. Daud Yusuf, who entitled it Museum Negeri Propinsi Jawa Barat.
The area of the museum which covers 8415.5 m2 is divided into two parts: a public area (includes exhibition hall and auditorium) and a non-public area (includes the office of the Museum Head, Administration, and the working groups of the museum) The non-public area also includes the storage of collections.
Ten years later, the name of the museum is labeled the name "Sri Baduga" which is taken from the name of a king who reigned in the Sunda Pakwan Pajajaran around 16th century C.E. the king's name was written in the inscription of Batutulis (Bogor) as SRI BADUGA MAHARAJA RATU HAJI I PAKWAN PAJAJARAN SRI RATU DEWATA.
As a public museum with various collections of Geology, Biology, Ethnography, Archaeology, and History, also Numismatika/Heraldika, Philology, Ceramics, as well as Arts and Technology, the museum notes not less than 5367 collections owned by the museum; the most collections are associated with Ethnographic—a study related to cultural objects. Collections owned are not limited in the original forms only, but also equipped with a collection of replicas, miniatures, photographs, and mock-ups. The collection are exhibited in the permanent exhibition and also documented by the computerized system and stored in the collection storage.
To enhance public appreciation of museums, various activities have been held in the museum, both independent and cross-sectoral cooperative activities with various government, private, and foreign agencies. Some examples of the activities implemented are temporary exhibition, traveling exhibition, the exhibition with the museums from other provinces, various student competitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, etc.
considering the development of the role and functions of museums as a place or facility supporting education, increasing knowledge, and recreation; "Sri Baduga" Museum of West Java Province carried out renovations to arrange the permanent exhibition gradually. The renovation itself started in 1989 and finished in 1992 and included an expansion of a new exhibition space at the third floor.
The exhibition area is divided into three floors. The first floor displays the initial development of the natural history and culture of West Java. The natural history behind the history of West Java is described by a display of hand-made heritage items from the prehistory era to the Hindu-Buddhist era.
The second floor includes exhibition of traditional cultural materials in the form of patterns of community life, livelihoods, commerce and transportation, as well as the influence of Islamic and European culture, the history of national struggle, and symbols of the district and cities of West Java.
The third floor exhibits some ethnographic collections in the form of various forms and functions of traditional containers, arts, and ceramics from other countries.