House of Puppets & Masks October 8, 2014 Destinations, Indonesia The House of Puppets & Masks is a unique museum located just outside Ubud in the beautiful village of Banjar Tengkulak Tengah. Nestled amongst lush rice paddies the museum sits in beautifully manicured grounds of lotus ponds and banyan trees. With over 1000 items on display in four joglo's (Javanese wooden houses) this is home to the worlds largest collection of masks and puppets. From colourful masks used in dances through to intricate characters used in ceremonies you'll find it all here. Puppetry and masks are a serious business in South East Asia and form a huge part of traditional and religious ceremonies. Each item is accompanied with short captions in English and Jessica enjoyed learning about Bali's rich culture and storytelling. This museum makes for an interesting and different day out for families and culture lovers alike. Set in lovely, tranquil grounds there is also plenty of space for little ones to explore and play. Admissions are free but donations are welcome. The museum is on the way to Goa Ganjah (Elephant Cave) so would make an interesting activity to combine with a visit here. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.