Subak Museum

Tabanan | 82121 Kediri

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Activity Type
  • Culture & Art : Museum
  • In the Air
Good to Know
  • Exertion Level : Easy to medium
  • Recomm. Length of Stay : 60min
  • Any Weather
  • We speak : Eng., Indon.
  • Suitable for : Individuals, Couples, Small Groups, Kids & Families, Large Groups / Outings
Parking & Location
  • Parking - Onsite : free
  • Parking - Nearby : free
Prices & Regulations
  • Price Adults : from USD2.00
  • Payment Options : Cash

Adult from USD2.00

  • Culture & Art:

Opening Hours

  • 01. Jan – 31. Dec

  • Friday:
    08:00 - 12:30
  • Mo-Th, Sa-Su:
    08:00 - 16:30

Subak Museum

Subak Museum is an agricultural museum built in 1981 to showcase the heritage of agricultural system in Bali. Subak means water management system for rice fields (irrigation) that has been a part of Bali history since the early 9th century. It is also becoming a reminder of "Tri Hita Karana" philosophy which taught about maintaining the balance among human with another human, nature, and God.

In this museum, you will find many traditional tools and statue of everything related to agricultural system in Bali.

The establishment history of the Subak Museum was come from an idea by I Gusti Ketut Kaler (an expert on religion and customs who worked at the Regional Office of the Department of Religion of Bali Province) on August 17, 1975. At that time he was thinking of a way to preserve institutions subak custom as a noble national cultural heritage, as well as to educate young people and tourists about the traditional irrigation systems in Bali.

The idea then transformed into a "Subak Museum Cultural Heritage" which now called "Subak Museum". Subak Museum was inaugurated on October 13, 1981 by the Governor of Bali Prof. Dr. Bagus Mantra.

Subak Museum building is divided into two separate sections, which are the Main / indoor museum complex and the outdoor museum complex. The indoor / main museum section consists of two main buildings as information centers and exhibition buildings as well as audio-visual rooms, study rooms, libraries, offices and miniature subak irrigation systems. While the open museum is in the actual form of rice fields with subak irrigation systems.

In the two main buildings, visitors can see and learn everything related to agriculture and traditional equipment commonly used in Bali for agriculture purposes, such as rice cutters and pounders, rice hijackers, etc. Visitors also can get a detail information about how is Subak irrigation system works as well as the plantation of rice seeds from the beginning to end including daily religious ceremonies done by the farmers in Bali.



Subak Museum
Area: Tabanan
Jl. Gatot Subroto No.5b, Banjar Anyar, Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121
82121 Kediri Bali

(0361) 810315