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National Museum

Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love history and I love Arts. So this is a must for Arts lovers. I love the green field in front of the building that they display all of valuable big pieces.

Thank praneesweetbee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure this is most complete museum in south east Asia with the beautiful collection of artifact and statues

Thank teunes_suma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum when part of the building was being renovated. When I see the renovated part, I believe this building will be better. The museum itself is not so spectacular but interesting to visit. Price ticket entrance for local tourists of IDR 5,000...More

Thank FebyDhi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, I've heard great things about this museum. In reality it's less than very good but better than just 'good', if that makes any sense... There is some very interesting stuff in there and it's nice to learn about Indonesia's history but the written information...More

Thank Ricardo D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The majority of the museum is closed for renovation, with a second building that has some not very well explained displays available--some of Java man, and the gold ornaments of royalty. We happened on the excellent Mike Nicholson as an english-speaking guide. He was highly...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this visit. Although half of the museum is closed for renovations till next year, I liked it very much. The exhibits are informative and well displayed, although the signage in the cases could helpfully be a bit bigger. I came away with...More

Thank Ert53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Note to fellow visitors 1. The museum has two buildings, one with old sculptures is closed for renovations till August 2018 2. The open building close it's exibit at 3:30pm so plan accordingly. Lots of items are displayed but either information is missing or only...More

2  Thank Girish D
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Overall it's good, but toilet should be improved. And hope to see more cultural things and probably add some occasional performance to keep the tourist interested

Thank joanne r
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Even though it was undergoing some renovations while we were there, the museum displays were still informative and worth viewing. Gold upstairs was the highlight of tour.

Thank Michael_jib
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Air conditioned museum. Cheap. Informative with displays and information boards in Indonesian and English. Non-interactive. Information about the development of Indonesia - at times basic explaining simple human interactions. Aimed for school children.

Thank LeahCUK
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14 September 2016|
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Response from Sonny V | Reviewed this property |
From the Airport you can go directly to the the museum and the you can put your bag in the locker of the museum, there is a man in the next step of the ticket counter to put your bag. Must be count the time from the airport... More
20 June 2016|
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Response from michelacav2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the museum is kids friendly in terms of free spaces but if you mean "kids friendly" in terms of activity I think not. But the museum is really big and you can enjoy it.