The House of Sampoerna is top tourist attraction situated in "old Surabaya" in Surabaya, Indonesia. Beautiful museum with live exhibits, art gallery, café and shops in a stately stately Dutch colonial-style compound was built in 1862 and is now a preserved historical site. Previously used as an orphanage managed by the Dutch‚ it was purchased in 1932 by Liem Seeng Tee‚ the founder of Sampoerna‚ with the intent of it being used as Sampoerna’s first major cigarette production facility.

In 2003, at the 90th anniversary of the company, the complex was restored and partly turned into a museum. But up to this day it is still a production facility where Indonesia's most prestigious cigarette, Dji Sam Soe, is still being produced. One of the highlights of the tour is to watch thousands of young women hand rolling with traditional equipment this cigarette at a speed of 325 cigarettes per hour.

Due to the unique combination of the old historical building, the company museum and the traditional production facility the House of Sampoerna is considered to be one of Surabaya's top tourist destinations.

The building consists of four parts, the main auditorium, the production facilities behind the auditorium and two smaller buildings on the side. The building on the west side is still the family residence while the east building has been converted to a public area including a kiosk, cafe and art gallery. The original central auditorium is now the museum. Production of the Dji Sam Soe cigarette is still being carried out in the factory at the back of the complex.

This place has an agenda around Surabaya city by bus (it's free). The agenda called Surabaya Heritage Track. You can also find an art galleries room and cafe in this place.

The House of Sampoerna is located in the old, northern part of Surabaya close to the city center and the old China town. Parking and entrance is free.