Merapi Volcano Museum

A mini museum, converted out of a house completely damaged by the hot cloud ashes from the volcano of Mount Merapi, houses the remains of objects after eruption, ranging from household appliances, electronics, and burned clothes.

This Tamimi’s house, now a museum lies in the southern slope area of Merapi. The Merapi eruption on 5th November, 2010 swept away some villages in the south slopes of Merapi. Among the village houses were that of the Watinem family. A year after the eruption, Tamimi children of the Watinem collected the remains of their property damaged by the eruption of Mount Merapi.

The Mini museum is built around the collection of the destroyed objects and living beings. Among the displayed items are, some cows framework, evidence at the time of the eruption, glass melting and many other items. In front of the museum, on display is a mini framework cow, which means that the first inhabitants of the village Chatting were cattle herders .In addition to that the villagers also cultivated cloves and coffee.

Displayed in the museum is a wall clock showing 12 hour 5 minutes 40 seconds, on Friday 5th November 2010, reveals the exact time before the occurrence of the natural disaster.