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National Museum

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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.
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Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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All reviews new wing indonesian history prehistoric times stone sculptures heritage society interesting exhibits musical instruments nice collection under renovation on display school children worth a visit old building top floor second floor air conditioned visit this place
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I'm not sure about other museums, this for me is quite similar to the one that I visited in Yogyakarta. Suggest not to visit unless you're really interested on artifacts. I don't see a lot of history being explained and information are pieces by pieces,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank clee66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum displayed a lot of different statues and by visiting this museum we learned a lot about Indonesian history. The tour guide in this museum is also very informative and very friendly. It’s a great place to visit and spend time with family and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank priskanovali251103
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fine museum. Fine collections. Interesting artifacts. The building design is okay. The staff are okay. Cheap entrance fee.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Royax
Reviewed 6 days ago

Admission to the National Museum is inexpensive, despite being more than three times the price for foreigners than Indonesian nationals, and includes a small, but unhelpful Z-fold guide. Compared to many other national museums, this is not very impressive. Opposite the entrance there is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MKMapman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this the largest museum in south east Asia in terms of authentic historical archeological collections. If I have not mistaken they have over 60000 pieces of objects. The museum has 3 floors of exhibits. Level four is a new digital library closed to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Justfood2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is amazing. Its collection and profesional tour guide. There are many sections such ae the prehistoric section and the treasury section. There is also a small cafe inside the building. The building was renovated, and its pretty new and clean.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank priciliap2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its just a walking distance from national moment of indonesia (Monas). Ticket is 15,000/-IDR. Has 2 buildings with 4 floors. Have objects from homoerotic time upto now. Can see the history of hindu-buddhist era. That is the best of this museum. Old building has only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DarshanaBR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is great experience during my visit this museum. The people's who lived in Jakarta, they call the museum as Gedung Gajah or elephant building. This museum containing prehistoric ,archaelogy,ceramic,ethnography,history and geography. Situated in Merdeka Barat Street 12 Central Jakarta, Admission fee Adult IDR 5.000,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank radjaholic
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

the story of indonesia is very interesting and long lasting ,dated back to paleolithic period, where Java men was discovered. the collection about prehistoric period is too scarced with only pictures and maps, depicting how important of java, sumatra islands as human early inhabitants. the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Entry fee is 5000 IDR for locals (less for children) and 10,000 IDR for foreigners. Backpacks are not allowed inside the museum so you must leave it in a locker, learned this the hard way when a security guard "hunted me down" after I was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.