House of Sampoerna: Cigarette Museum With Dutch Colonial Architecture
House of Sampoerna is a museum that tells the story of the Sampoerna family and their contribution to the history of Surabaya
11 May 2022
The main entrance of the House of Sampoerna / Wikipedia
The main entrance of the House of Sampoerna / Wikipedia

House of Sampoerna is a museum in Surabaya, Indonesia. It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.

History of the House of Sampoerna

Sampoerna's family home /
Sampoerna's family home / Jin Hui Poh

House of Sampoerna was founded by Liem Seeng Tee, a Chinese Indonesian businessman who immigrated to Surabaya from Fujian province in China in the early 20th century. Liem Seeng Tee was a successful tobacco merchant, and he used his wealth to build the House of Sampoerna as a family home.

Terrace of the family residence at House of Sampoerna /
Terrace of the family residence at House of Sampoerna / Ega Cahyani

The House of Sampoerna is a beautiful example of Dutch colonial architecture. It was built in the 1920's and has been carefully restored to its original condition. The house is three stories high and has a central courtyard. The first floor is occupied by the tobacco shop, which is Liem Seeng Tee's business, and the second and third floors are where the family lives.

House of Sampoerna Museum

Antiques and Dji Sam Soe cigarettes wallpaper at the Museum House of Sampoerna /
Antiques and Dji Sam Soe cigarettes wallpaper at the Museum House of Sampoerna / liann IP

The House of Sampoerna is now a museum that tells the story of the Liem family and their contribution to the history of Surabaya. Visitors can see the family's original furniture and belongings, as well as learn about Surabaya's colonial past.

Displays at the Sampoerna museum /
Displays at the Sampoerna museum / Astriana
Bus at House of Sampoerna /
Bus at House of Sampoerna / Dave

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