Museum Karst Indonesia

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Location: Mudal, Gebangharjo, Kec. Pracimantoro, Kabupaten Wonogiri, Jawa Tengah 57664.
(-8.041460, 110.783170)
Open: All year Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun, Hol 8:30-15:30.
Fee: Adults IDR 5,000.
Classification: SubterraneaCave and Karst Museums
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Museum Karst Indonesia, Mudal, Gebangharjo, Kec. Pracimantoro, Kabupaten Wonogiri, Jawa Tengah 57664, .
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2008 museum founded.
30-JUN-2009 museum inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY).
28-NOV-2017 museum damaged by a flood.


The Museum Karst Indonesia (Karst Museum of Indonesia) is the largest and most unique karst museum in Indonesia, probably in Southeast Asia. There are currently three karst museums in Indonesia, but the other two are concentrating on the local situation. But this museum is covering the whole country. It is a cooperation of the Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Central Java Provincial Government and the Wonogiri Regency Government. It is part of the Gunungsewu Eco Karst Area and Global Geopark.

The museum has three floors, each concentrating on a different topic. The first floor exhibition is called Karst for Life and explains how to live and build in karst. This includes human use of caves as shelter since prehistory. The second floor is Karst for Science explaining the different types of karst in Indonesia. It shows current scientific research in the field. The third floor has only one room, an auditorium which is used for various purposes, such as meetings, presentations, or film screenings.

The museum has an area of 300 m² but the land where it is located with a site of 25 ha also belongs to museum. Thats why it is sometimes called the largest karst museum in Southeast Asia. To complete the exhibition there are seven small caves on the vicinity, namely Goa Translucent, Goa Potro-Bunder, Goa Gilap, Goa Mrica, Goa Sapen, Goa Sonya Wuri and Goa Sodong. also a small cave only 100 m north of the museum. Located at the foot of a karstified limestone hill is Goa Tembus Pracimantoro. Another one is 400 m to the south Goa Potro Bunder.