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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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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 1 week ago

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..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bachtiar K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the exhibits showing the history of Indonesia, the beautiful model houses. It is a little dark inside making it not o easy to read the descriptions. Loved the modern sculptures outside too.

Thank HTTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here when really crowded, lot of students and other visitors came. But i think there were traditional dance practice. Great place to come if you like history and statues..

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love it here. Great exhibition, well kept and loads to see. Get the free english tour guide (normally at 10 am or 1 pm). We spent 1,5 hr here and that's even not everything. This museum is also known as museum gajah. most locals...More

Thank Fetricia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a Sunday morning, chaotic on ground floor as a big community event was taking place in lobby and it took us awhile to find entrance and primary exhibits (all in newer building, but poorly signposted). However, once we found them we spent...More

Thank Travellingraewyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a tour guided by Dennis Rider from the Indonesian Heritage Society. He is an nice guy knows a lot of things about indonesian and indonesian history. Even though Im indonesian, he gave a lot of information that we won't learn on the history...More

Thank Thio A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

National Museum of Indonesia is located near MONAS in central Jakarta. It houses exhibits on Indonesian history, art and culture. A good attraction to combine with a visit to MONAS and the surrounding area.

Thank Jainurin J
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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.