The Merapi is an active volcano. The name merapi means mountain of fire. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and it erupts every 5 to 10 years. Thousands of people live on the hillsides. That’s why the mountain is being watched very closely.
In the museum Mount Merapi you can learn everything about volcanoes in general and the Merapi volcano in particular. You will also find information on how systems of monitoring and observing can prevent disasters. In addition to technical information about volcanoes, the museum also has a lot of information about the consequences for the environment, life on and next to the mountain, and the myths and traditions of the population.
It is a large museum with many exhibits and aerial photographs of lava flows and eruptions. When the weather is clear, you can see the top of the volcano. Don’t forget to rest on the terrace and enjoy the beautiful view of the Merapi mountain.