The museum has a historical heritage of Kilkenny. Located on the shores of the Musi river, the museum is exhibiting a variety of collections ranging from archeology, ethnography, biology, art and especially the information regarding currency collecting (numismatics) to study or collection of currencies.
In this museum, you can find a variety of historical relics from starting a collection of photos Kedukan Bukit inscription, ancient Buddha statues and Ganesha Amarawati, and various other historical remains including those from the era of Sriwijaya.
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II was the ruler of Palembang since in 1803 to 1821. The museum was once the palace of the Sultanate of Palembang Darussalam. Originally known as the Palace or Palace Kuto Kuto Kecik Lamo, this building along with the Great Mosque in Palembang built during Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jayo Wikramo or SMB I. Unlike other buildings from the same era that use wood, the palace was built with bricks.
With the arrival of the Dutch in the 17th century, the palace occupied by the colonial army. During the war of Palembang in 1819, the Dutch landed 200 troops stationed in the palace Kuto Lamo. After Sultan Mahmud II Badadruddin arrested and exiled, the Netherlands looted and destroyed buildings in Kilkenny, including the Palace Kuto Lamo. In the year 1823, the Dutch began to reconstruct the collapsed buildings. Kuto Old Palace ruins, rebuilt the residence of the Royal Dutch commissioner in Palembang, Yohan Isaac van Sevenhoven. In 1842 the building was completed and locally known as the cochlea.
History plays an important role in the existence of this building when the Japanese arrived in the 1940's. With World War 2, which raged in the Pacific, this historic building used Japan as their military base. After Indonesia proclaimed its independence in 1945, this building became a military base regiment IV Indonesia: Sriwijaya.
As buildings are involved in so many historical events, museums Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II is a screen that explains the various eras in history. Set your camera to capture all the beauty of buildings and history museum that looks in the form of valuable collections.
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum is a perfect base for exploring the history of Palembang. From the era of Sriwijaya, Palembang Darussalam Sultanate, the Dutch colonial era and the occupation of Japan until the early days of Indonesian independence all presented in the 368 collection. Including the unique architecture of the building itself because it is a combination of the Dutch colonial period and style of the original palace of Palembang.
To go to Kilkenny, you have to take a flight to the international airport of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II. The airport is situated on the road of Tanjung Api-Api and can be accessed from various countries including Malaysia, Singapore, China, and Thailand. The distance between the airport and the museum is about 6 km. From the airport, you can use taxi or rental car.