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National Museum

Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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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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Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recommend everybody to visit this place. Especially with a free tour by the Indonesian Heritage Society. It was very interesting, you see extraordinary ancient things from Bali, Yogyakarta, etc. But be careful, this place closes at 16.00 - 17.00.

Thank Mila S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely interesting artefacts of ancient civilization and our ancestors. The homes, tools, weapons, jewellry, boats and tricycles are just extraordinary and makes one realise how man has developed!?!? Worth visiting.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favourite museum in Jakarta, if you ask me. I came here more than 5 times, it has an enormous collection of cultural objects of the various ethnic groups, costumes, musical instruments, model houses, fine bronzes from Hindu - Javanese period, as well...More

Thank Aulia P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the museum is ideal for school excursions. there are students here and there on every floor making notes and clicking photographs. the entry ticket is around 15k to 20k IDR per person. It is just opposite to the Monas bus station. you'll have to leave...More

Thank Avimanyu B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited outside the museum because we are waiting for our walking tour guide. And sadly, were not allowed to enter the museum because timevisits changed because of Ramadan season and it's understandable. But I think its better if we've seen what's inside. But thankfully,...More

1  Thank paulamagat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum located in Kota Tua, this place have a lot of museum. Good place for someone interested with history. Just visit here, and the summary of hundred years of this country will show up with you. The Indonesian government do taken care this museum...More

Thank Gia B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National museum of Indonesia is one of the most beautiful museum I ever visited. The Architectural & Landscape design of the whole building and the area is fabulous. The museum is very rich with historical artifacts. Its a must visit place in Jakarta.

Thank Fariduzzaman R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is just near to the National monument Monas. The museum is nice, and equipped with the history of Indonesia.

Thank Sha22
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could safely say Jakarta is lack of museum, and the renovation jobs of the National Museum in past years is breath of fresh air. A 4-story high building full of artefacts and historical items located in front of National Monument (Monas). It is a...More

Thank FarizPurnomosidhi
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think there are more pictures then actual artifacts. The artifacts are very nice but really lack English explanations. If they would just do a better job in explaining what we are seeing the experience could be that much better. Very spacious but the lack...More

Thank TheFoodCritique
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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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J B
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.
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