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Address: Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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+62 21 3447778
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would...

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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Learn About Indonesia in A Comfy Place

It was one of few museums I have visited in Jakarta. It is perfectly located in the Central of Jakarta with easy access by public transport. The collection of the museum span... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was one of few museums I have visited in Jakarta. It is perfectly located in the Central of Jakarta with easy access by public transport. The collection of the museum span from early years of Indonesia to the independence era. With the chronological arrangement on the display, it was a very exciting visit to learn about the country. And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

(Note: half of the museum is closed for renovations. This review focuses only on the 'B' half, which remains open). This museum features several floors completely full of all kinds of fascinating artifacts. Virtually every aspect of Indonesian life and period of history is represented. Stone columns with chiseled inscriptions represent some of the oldest known history in the region,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is typically a history museum which shows old stuff in glass cabinets. Literature, architecture, weapons; it all comes along. Is it interesting? Yes. Is it a shame if you miss it? No.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting sections on Indonesian culture. The first few rooms are dedicated to sculptures you would see at Borobudur or Prmabanan but if you couldn't get there then this is the next best thing. Had a inventions section, batik cloth, musical instruments... it goes on. All had signs in English. School children may mob you for photos which I... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was seriously underwhelmed by the National Museum of Indonesia. I'm not sure if it's currently undergoing renovation, or if it's "ops normal," but half of the building was closed to the public. The half that was open seemed lacking, to say the least. Worth $.75 USD and 45 minutes of your time? I guess.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum, would need a little renovation, little bit organisation in order to have a logic in each room during the visitor journey. Also a little bit more explanation in english would be great.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was nothing special although there ware very nice music play at the entrance and some very interesting historical pictures of indonesia

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four floors of really old and dusty display cases and dodgy wooden models. Thankfully a new wing of the museum is being built and I hope that it will better illustration Indonesia’s treasures. Entry was only IDR10,000 (US 75cents).

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The parking is easy. Easy access. the collection of is quite good. could be better though. could be managed better and cleaner. The guides are ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entrance fee to this Museum is so cheap. At first building you will find alot of statue and so many traditional fabric or weapon. At second building (tall modern building) you will find a Gold Ancient Jewelry on 4th floor if i'm not mistaken. But some of collection are replicate (not original)

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