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Museum Goedang Ransoem

Posted By admin Friday, March 18, 2011

Museum Goedang Ransoem a former communal kitchen which was built in 1918, the Dutch colonial period. Common kitchen is equipped with two large warehouses and steam generator (burning stoves) for cooking 3900 kg of rice per day for coal mine workers (those chains), hospital patients, and families of mine workers.

At the time of Japan to the Netherlands II aggression, the activity of cooking in a large scale is still ongoing. Since the 1950's after the war, the activity of cooking in the soup kitchen is starting to decline.

In the mid-1970s to the 1980s soup kitchen building was used as a place of education and employee housing Ombilin Coal Mine. Until early 2005 this building was still used as a residence by the local community.

In 2004-2005 this historic building complex began conserved and organized by Mayor Sawahlunto to be used as a museum. Inauguration of the museum conducted by Vice President Jusuf Kalla on December 17, 2005.

Ransoem Goedang Museum is managed by the Technical Implementation Unit (UPT) under the guidance Historic Heritage Tourism and Cultural Office Sawahlunto, West Sumatra.


The museum collection consists of a variety of cooking equipment, such as furnaces, pot (kettle), lansang, cormorant Sabet, spades, hole saws, songket, photographs, and ceramics.


Jalan Abdul Rahman Hakim
Kelurahan Air Dingin, Sub-district Lembah Segar,
District Sawahlunto,
West Sumatra
Phone +62-754-61985
Fax. +62-754-61985

Visiting hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday: Closed

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