Photo: About as exciting as the museum gets.

Museum Probolinggo

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Set just a ten to fifteen minute walk from the train station, the dusty collection at Museum Probolinggo isn’t one of the better collections we’ve seen, but if you’ve got some time to kill while you wait for your train, you could do worse than wander through for a quick look.

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The thrown together collection kicks off with some large stone statues, including some artefacts from Candi Kedaton, a power box (which looks close to identical to the ones you still see used all over Indonesia) and an array of blades and kris’. This is followed by a small selection of ceramic plates, some notes and coins (note the many notes from during the Japanese occupation) and other minor points of interest.

Strike a pose. Photo taken in or around Museum Probolinggo, Probolinggo, Indonesia by Stuart McDonald.

Strike a pose. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The presentation then moves on to a series of dioramas, including goat racing (who knew!) and some mannequins wearing traditional dress. The glass boxes containing these displays are in dire need of a clean out—we imagine they get a fair number of school kids through and all those fingers on the glass have left their mark, but they really are ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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