Ternate Sultanate Museum

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Ternate Sultanate Museum
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Javier_3456
Barcelona, Spain50 contributions
Solo
Important to know that Monday the museum is closed. Shorts are not allowed and you have to get in without shoes. I went Tuesday . Closed but I asked and someone open it for me . The museum is not too big just a couple of rooms and the terrace with very nice views . Interesting to see. There you can admire many gifts received by the different sultans some from 16 century!
Written 22 January 2018
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FarAway728900
21 contributions
Couples
As of today the *museum* is closed, reportedly due to the unresolved issue of succession: the last sultan died in 2015. The *palace* consists of two large rooms of artifacts open to view: royal portraits in oils or photographs (the photos badly faded), some old maps, and gifts given to the sultan by foreign rulers and other dignitaries, some impressive and intriguing, many in need of a good dusting.
Tiny Dutch cannon, giant spittoons, swords, helmets, etc. I spotted a large wooden table carved and painted with flowers; it was under plastic sheeting and unlabeled. I asked the guard, "Ternate?" And he nodded, but no more info came and the cover did not come off. Many labels are in Indonesian only. Shoes may not be worn in the building. Guides/guards speak no English. Fabulous commanding view over town and sea from the porch. Grounds badly overgrown.no set fee but a donation is requested.
Written 13 September 2017
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Baskoro
Jakarta, Indonesia172 contributions
This is the best place to start a trip in Ternate. You can learn about the history of Ternate and his relationship with Portuguese, VOC and others. Unfortunately, the information inside is very limited and there is no real guide who can explain it.
Written 12 June 2017
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348wisnup
Bogor163 contributions
Family
This museum is a sultanate which was turned as museum. A lot of historical valued items are displayed but the captions are not sufficient to explain the items. Many of the pictures or diagrams need renewals to retain readability. The potential is there for the museum to be one of the attractions but the management needs enforcement. The curators were excellent and they could answer my questions knowledgeably. Too bad though if they were not equipped with enough presentation skills as not many visitors would be ready with questions ....
Written 12 September 2016
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348wisnup
Bogor163 contributions
Family
Ternate is a mystique island and town with sultanate royalty. The crown of the sultan hides a mysterious growing hair and the extraordinary proceedings for coronation. These stories might be enlivened with process blocks and illustrations. The list of sultans needs rewriting to make it more informative. Some artifacts might now be kept in Portugal or other countries and efforts should be made to ensure duplication or pictures to make the museum more lively.

Come on the local administration build and renovate the museum!
Written 25 May 2016
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BCLKhairina
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
Business
Nice hotel only 7 minute from airport with great location.
Good food. Good service big and clean room. They provide us free airport pick up service.
RECOMMENDED THIS HOTEL FOR EVERY ONE
Written 5 May 2016
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Rodri T
London, UK78 contributions
The Museum was located on the Ternate Palace. You can see the everything related to the history and real items of Ternate Sultanate. It is a nice place, but I think it can be better labeled. The collection is not large, but it is fulfilling enough for history-thirsty people like me. Recommended!
Written 7 October 2015
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Frans d
San Antonio, TX220 contributions
This Museum is not longer open to the public as the Sultan passed away. You cannot visit the next door Palace either,
Written 7 September 2015
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alliharper
Miami, FL211 contributions
Couples
The Ternate Sultan’s Palace is truly interesting. The sultanate has been in the hands of the same family since the 13th century. The Ternate airport is named for Sultan number 25. The most recent sultan, number 48, had died just a month before our visit. He had 4 wives, divorced 3, and had 7 sons. No one knows yet which son will be the next sultan.

The palace overlooks the water and has a lovely balcony with plush chairs. To the rear of the palace is the impressive volcano Gamalama, which erupted last in December 2014.

In the entry room there were 24 ornate chairs around two long dining tables. The elegant backs of the chairs had a beautiful floral design of mother-of-pearl.

In a glass case in the throne room we saw a suit of armor given to the sultan in 1510 by a Portuguese captain. In another glass case was a handwritten Qur’an from the 1500s. In the same room we saw pictures of the sultan, a very dashing looking man, as well as of his parents.

The chamberlain gave us an excellent tour of the palace/museum. We recommend a visit to this site.
Written 3 August 2015
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Farah F
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia51 contributions
Business
this place will tell you about ternate and their kingdom history...well really love this place...u will a lot of history behind ternate city
Written 15 October 2014
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