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This is the best place to start a trip in Ternate. You can learn about the history of Ternate and... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Baskoro_Wardono
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Need a lot more of displays

This museum is a sultanate which was turned as museum. A lot of historical valued items are... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
348wisnup
,
Bogor
via mobile
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

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 ....

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 348wisnup
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank BCLKhairina
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