Bandung Geology Museum is a museum which is closely related to the history of geological investigation in Indonesia that have started around the 1850s. Previously, geological research institute based in Bogor (1852-1866), then moved to Jakarta (1866-1924) and in 1924 moved back to Bandung, namely the Gouvernement Bedrijven Building (Sate Building).

Beginning in 1922 the geological investigations increased that rock samples, fossils and minerals from various regions in Indonesia, more and more to be studied. Various examples of these require a special place to document them, then the idea to show these collections to the public. Finally, in 1928 built a building intended for Laboratory and Museum of Geology at Straat Rembraant Bandoeng now called Diponegoro Street, Bandung.

The museum is open from Monday to Thursday 09.00 am - 03.00 pm, and the weekend from 09:00 am until 01:00 pm. Friday and public holidays the museum is closed. Visitors are not charged entry, just write in the guest book and your belongings should be left to the officers. The museum also provides supervisor / director to explain the various kinds of collections and historical of museum

There are three rooms of this geology museum, the Indonesian Geological room in the west, History of Life room in the east and Geology for human life room on the second floor. In every room there are different collections in accordance with its name. Indonesian Geological room for example, visitors can see the various collections around the history of the Indonesian archipelago, the history of the volcano mountains of Indonesia, the history and process of formation of the tsunami in Indonesia, until a meteorites explanation and meteorite examples ever discovered in Indonesia.

In the History of Life room, visitors can see various kinds of fossils from the fossil wood from the Miocene age (23.5 to 5.2 million years ago) until the animal fossils. There is also the head of the skulls of Homo Sapiens which explains the history of human evolution. The most interesting in this room is the order of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, or often called T-Rex. Framework of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs, became museum collections that take up a lot of attention because very large size and also its popularity. There was also the framework of the Ancient Elephant (Stegedon Trigonocephalus Martin), one kind of ancient elephant that once lived on Sunda Land.

After that two room, visitors can see the room Geology for Human Life on the second floor. In this room visitors will gain knowledge of how the importance of geology to human life. From the beginning the exploration and exploitation of energy resources such as oil and coal to study samples of rocks and minerals for use of human life.

Museum with the building architect-style "art deco" was designed by Dutch architect, Menalda van Schowenberg. On May 16, 1929 to coincide with the Pacific Science Congress of the IV, Geology Museum was inaugurated with the name Geologische Museum. Demonstration in the museum collection is stored in glass cabinets, each collection comes with a label that tells where to find and collector. In addition, in some models come equipped demonstration and explanation. The museum is a great choice for those who want to know more about the geology and history of human life. Especially for children who really need a lot of knowledge.

Source : Balarea

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