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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
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Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 September 2008

Indonesia's National Museum is known amongst Indonesians as 'Museum Gajah', or 'Elephant Museum', because of a small, sculpture of an Asian elephant which is mounted in front of the museum. The elephant, like the bulk of the museum's collection, dates back to colonial times. But...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 April 2015

probably awesome for museum lovers. I am not , so it it took me about 7 minutes to see everything.. the map was interesting..

5  Thank SuidAfrikanerInAsia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has collections dating from prehistoric times. However, don't expect displays to be organised, well-kept, and well-informed. Despite this, you will get a good sense of the culture and traditions of the country from this museum visit. When we visited, the original building was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is situated in the central of the city center, next to the 'central park' of Jakarta. A beautiful and authentic colonial building from a Dutch architect. The collection is very interesting, it gives goog impression of the history and diversity of Indonesian archipelago.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum of Indonesia is an Archeological, Historical,and geographical Museum. Located at Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat at Jakarta. One of the well kept museums and the best in Indonesia. It has preserved Indonesia's heritage for two or more centuries. It is a must visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting museum with lots of artifacts and lovely photos to explain the history of Jakarta. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum , encapsulates the history of Indonesia , so deserves more than my cursory look-in .The exterior has a neo-classical feel, and there is the iconic, and much photographed elephant on a plinth, in the gardens. Inside there is much to see. It is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They've got good collection but I was expecting more. We got toured around by high school students which I think is awesome. I forgot their names but they were really nice, pretty and smart. They spoke good english and explained everything well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very nice to be in an air-conditioned museum when the temperature outside was so hot. The museum is pretty nice, modern and has lots of displays, although I felt that there could have been more exhibits on display. what was on display was...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

I love to be here, wandering inside the museum, getting Information about The History of Indonesia from stone age , the traditional houses and tribes in Indonesia.. You can also look the Gold collection , and traditional houses of Indonesia tribe and many more..

1  Thank naepatty
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Visited the museum with my family. The facility is very nice - very large building, although given the rich culture of Indonesia I expected a bit more artifacts and a bit better descriptions of the exhibits. It looked like part of the museum was closed...More

Thank NickInChina1
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Went there with my family, 4 of us, on friday 28 Sept 2019. Was not that busy, since we were in the museum around 10am. Huge collections of Indonesian buddha's artifacts/ statues. Their huge collections of antiques as well as the gold and porcelains areas...More

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drnthatte
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
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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.
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