The museum itself is incredible. But check the timings before touch go. When we visit, two of the main exhibits closed 30 minutes before the main closing time. Do your research.
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I found national museum fairly okay ! Not great as such .This place will definitely interest people who are keen about history and artefacts. I boarded the city tour bus from Grand Indonesia mall .( its free of cost ) and it will take you...More
I thought a trip to this museum would be the perfect ending to my two months trip here across Indonesia. I thought it would be the national pride with the best “stuff” on display but sadly it represents national laziness instead. There must have been...More
There is a lot to see in this museum about Indonesian culture and history; from prehistoric times until 20th century
During my visit in October 2017, the museum was under renovation and the old wing which housed the main exhibits was closed and only the newer Gedung Arca building was open.
I was disappointed as I hadn't been told about the renovations and limited exhibitions but a limited experience is better than nothing.In a short transit trip to Jakarta, difficult to know what to prioritise, most advice said get of town, but I wanted to learn...More
I was there for a few hours in the afternoon. The staff are super friendly and willing to answer any questions you may have (knowing a bit of Bahasa Indonesia will be helpful).
Unfortuntely, only a small part of the museum's collections were accessible in September 2017, as works were in progress
Currently under renovation, this place has collection of over 4000 items, the largest in Indonesia, and only 15% were put on display. The "Old Wing " or Gedung Gajah / Elephant building was built in the 1862 the Dutch East Indies purposely as museum and...More
But we had a guide. That helped a lot to understand the exhibits. We could have read the explanations but without our guide, the visit would have taken more than 3 hours