What’s Special at Huta Bolon Simanindo Museum?

Huta Bolon Simanindo Museum is a former ancient king’s traditional house that has become a museum in Simanindo village, Samosir. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

The museum performs Manortor traditional dancing regularly at 10.30 am each morning — assuming that enough tourists have shown up. The dancing done here is far more authentic than the tourist-oriented variety performed at guesthouses.

The museum is small, but a must if you are interested in understanding more about the incredibly fascinating Batak culture. It has a variety of collections of historical objects such as the swords used in the past to face the dangers. Then there are also some traditional agricultural tools as well as kitchenware and utensils.

Also, there are also some craft collections such as wooden statues, woven fabric (called ulos) in a variety of motives, sculptures, and arts. All of these are unique collections to see, let alone the fact that they come from the long history of Batak.

What to Expect

Admission fee is Rp 50,000 (US$ 3.00).

See other attractions on Samosir.