The state museum is relatively new building and was erected in 1977 only; however, its collection of around 2000 relics and antiquities originating from the province would make a real treat for the visitors who would come here. We can see ancient household articles, utensils, looms, hunting tools, a bridal room and some preserved animals of the region.
One of museum in Palembang city is Museum of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II. It was used as the palace of Sultan. It has an imposing semi circular staircase and was built by the Dutch in 1823, which located near Musi River. Another museum is Balaputra Dewa Museum which located 5,5 km from the center of Palembang.