Bung Hatta Museum in Mandiangin Koto Selayan Sub-District, Indonesia


Of all the allures of Bukittinggi City, historical and cultural sites never disappoint tourists. This includes Bung Hatta Museum that resides in Koto Selayan Sub-District! To be exact, the location is in Campago Ipuh Village and has become an interesting place to learn history and reminiscences of the first vice president of the nation. In fact, it was once the house of this important person. Even tour agents may recommend it to those who visit Bukittinggi and includes it into top vacation destinations of the region. Both locals and outsiders would love to explore the site, for sure.

The Nuance
Unlike regular museums which look somewhat spooky and dark, Bung Hatta Museum looks like a local house. It has the nuance of Minang settlement and features a clean environment. Such comfortable atmosphere indeed soothes everyone who visits the site. In a nutshell, it is just a simple house with several historical items left by Mr. Hatta. The most interesting object displayed inside, perhaps, is the old sewing machine. The building is protected by fences and it features a serene park as well. In front of it, a name sign is installed to help tourists to notice the location.

Exploring Bung Hatta Museum
For first-timers, it is important to hire a local guide before visiting the museum. Only the locals and guides know thorough history and trivia of the site, after all. Actually, it was a house where Mr. Hatta spent his childhood. It doesn’t even undergo any change in terms of design and size. Not to mention tourists are allowed to get into the building without paying any entrance ticket. The museum opens from 8 am to 4 pm daily, as well.

So, what is inside? Once entering Bung Hatta Museum, tourists may find thousands of books that have been read by such inspiring person. Not to mention there is the replica of his speech displayed inside. Despite the building has undergone several renovations, the original architecture and shape remain! That means it still emits both the beauty and historical values. The good thing is that the guests are allowed to take pictures when exploring the museum.

The building features several rooms, including library and family bedrooms. Not to mention there is a kitchen there. When it comes to unique objects, tourists can find an old sewing machine, hansom, and bicycle. One thing, they are not allowed to touch these objects carelessly. Another important rule is that they must write down their name on the guestbook before getting in the museum.

Nearby Attractions

  • Lobang Jepang
  • Tuanku Imam Bonjol Monument
  • Bukittinggi City
  • Janjang Koto Gadang
  • Janjang 40
  • Bung Hatta Monument

How to Get There
From Padang City, a trip to Bung Hatta Museum may take about 2 hours and 45 minutes. In terms of distance, it is 97.2 km. The first destination is Mandiangin Koto Selayan Sub-District. Next, tourists can directly head to Campago Ipuh Village and visit the museum immediately. Have no worries. The trip can be faster if they take Lintas Barat Sumatra Street.

Where to Stay

  • Mitra Arena Hotel
  • Graha Muslim Hotel
  • Cindua Mato Hotel

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