Karo Heritage Museum is a place where you can see relics and collections of Karo heritage, located in Berastagi, Karo. It takes about 3 hours to reach the location from Medan. To see it on the map, click here.
It is the largest Karo museum, and a must visit if you intend to understand Karo culture. Karo is a sub-tribe of Batak, the predominant inhabitants of Lake Toba. Several photographs in the frames explain the history of Karo land and people. There is also an ancient manuscript, some books, a Toba Batak dictionary, some art and craft objects, as well as a dictionary of Indonesian-Karo. There are also everyday tools that Karo people use such as kitchen utensils, cutlery, water storage, and other trinkets.
What to Expect
The museum opens every Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Entrance fee is Rp 20,000 ($ 1.5).