The Jakarta Post
The Samudera Pasai Museum in Beuringen village, North Aceh. (Kompas.com/Masriadi)
The North Aceh Education and Cultural Office has announced its plan to open the Samudera Pasai Museum in Beuringen village, North Aceh, to the general public in late February.
Museum head Nur Liana on Wednesday told kompas.com that previously the museum had been open only for group visits by students.
“We plan to open to the public at the end of February as the road leading up to the museum is still partly obstructed. We plan to involve the village head for arrange proper access to the museum, along with utilizing train cars owned by the village residents to transport visitors,” she said.
The museum stands on a 500 square meter plot of land and was built in 2011. In its collection are 250 historic items from the Samudera Pasai Sultanate, which reigned from the 1260s to 1520s in North Aceh. “Our collection ranges from Dirham gold coins and weaponry to manuscripts." (wng)