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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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All reviews new wing indonesian history heritage society prehistoric times stone sculptures interesting exhibits ethnic groups musical instruments nice collection under renovation on display school children worth a visit entrance fee old building top floor air conditioned
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Reviewed yesterday

I found Indonesian history and treasure starting Majapahit Kingdom to current and also collection from Indonesian tribe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertpram
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very beautiful and well-explained artifacts. Would highly recommend checking the schedule for tours beforehand. They offer FREE tours in various languages including English and French, and can even be arranged in other languages provided it’s done prior to arrival. Tour guides provide excellent insight and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Faatima C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Museum Nasional (or National Museum) is located in the capital city of Indonesia. The locals called the museum as "Museum Gajah (Elephant Museum) because the elephant statue in front of the building (the statue was a gift from the king of Thailand). The museum is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lizhajavellin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum by any standard. One of the best attractions in Jakarta. Centrally located. Good air conditioning. Not crowded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z6667AndrewSaldanha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure if all the exhibits were original or copies of originals - it was hard to tell. Supposedly one of the skulls was a Homo Floriensis (the Hobbit people). Good collection of paleolithic to early bronze age materials. Nice older colonial building re-purposed for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

National museum of jakarta is one of the place where you can find all important collection of Indonesia and learn culture of Indonesia. It has two buildings one is old and other is new. Old building has places all sculptures a Found at different places...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank viddyapati
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Easy to get here just next to the main road .. all the information about indonesia is in this 3 storey museum (lif/escalator).. many artifacts and relics .. can take pictures and there is a tour guide! .. tickets are only Rp4000 .. if comes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ctizah
Reviewed 11 December 2018

If you are interested in art then keep this place in your to visit list. They have interesting artificats and a good collection of art from different religions such as Hindu, Buddhist, Shivaism etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacky_Bhagat
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Facade is very impressive as what you've expect for a national museum. Modern structures made it more interesting. Displays were great but I agree on other reviews that it needs organizing and display descriptions. Still a must see place if it is your first time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Three24-ph
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This museum has outstanding collections of Hindu and Buddhist art, folk art, displays of Indonesian housing, clothing, musical instruments etc. The museum is updating old exhibits that still contain wonderful artifacts. Newly renovated exhibits are very informative and show the direction in which the museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
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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.