Learning History in Wajakensis Museum Tulungagung Kediri

East Java Province became the discovery of ancient and historical objects. One of the locations that often found objects or historic buildings of Kediri and Tulungagung is Wajakensis Museum. Wajakensis Museum is located in Jalan Km 4 Boyolangu, Tulungagung Regency. This museum is visited by students from various schools, both schools from Tulungagung and outside East Java province.

Wajakensis Museum was built in 1996 and has 8 x 15 meter wide which stands on an area of 5.706 m2. Every weekends and holiday, Wajakensis Museum always full of students who want to study the history of the past, archeology, and many more. Every month, the visitors reach 300 people and on holiday it reaches 500 people.

Historical Collections

Wajakensis Museum has hundreds of collections, 115 archeology collections are statues which are made of andesite stones. There are also 113 etnograsi collections which are discovered in Tulungagung Regency such as agricultural and fishery tools, and children’s games.

For archaeological collections, both from the relics of Hindu and Buddhist Kingdom. One of the collections that became the icon of this museum is a collection of the replica of Homo Wajakensis, the ancient human skull fossils discovered by Eugene Dubois.

But this collection is only a replica because the original is stored in a museum in the Netherlands. No wonder the museum was later given the name of Wajakensis Museum.

Besides collections, Wajakensis Museum also provides information about historical sites in Tulungagung and Kediri. There are temples with the story of the existence of the temple itself in Tulungagung Regency

Wajakensis Museum opens from Monday – Friday from 07.30 WIB – 14.00 WIB. For Saturday, this museum opens from 07.30 WIB – 12.00 WIB and they close on Sunday.