Located at Bedulu village, Pejeng, Gianyar. The area along the lowland between Tampak Siring and Bedulu, even further south is rich of ancient heritages especially ancient stone carving, and rock cut candis ( hermitages ). The construction of this museum was the idea of R.P. Soejono, an Indonesian arhaeologist in 1958/59. The aim was to preserve archaeological findings around Bali, some also by purchasing& from private. Until now the museum has 3000 collections.
The type of collection is from pre-history until historical period, and classified as follows:
- Period of hunter and food gathering,
- Late hunter & food gathering,
- Cultivation period,
- Metal age culture,
- Historic culture starting 8th century.
So, this museum is archaeological in nature.
Those with a keen interest in history should not pass up an opportunity to visit the Gedong Arca Museum, which has a fascinating collection of Balinese heritage pieces.
While the museum is not officially recognized as a tourist site, it is an important study centre for students and those with the desire to delve deeper into the ancient beginnings of Balinese civilization.