What’s Special at Simalungun Museum?

Simalungun Museum is a Batak museum dedicated for the Simalungun sub-tribe. It is at Proklamasi Village, Pematangsiantar, about 2 hours from Medan. To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

It is the largest Simalungun museum on Lake Toba. It preserves an estimated 1,000 pieces of historical items. The collection consists of agricultural equipment, household appliances, fishing equipment, art tools, and jewelry. The names of the equipment appear in Batak language, e.g., hudali (hoe), pasu plate (plate for kings), hail (hook), and so forth. A number of them are the heritage from late kings of Simalungun. It is a must-visit if you want to understand the culture of Simalungun.

What to Expect

Entrance is free. The museum is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm.

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