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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 2 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well organised into different sections inside the Museum. One will get a clear exposure to the history, culture and art of Indonesian archipelago. Great visit at least for 2 hours.

Thank andydo999
Reviewed 6 days ago

The muesum is quite intructive about the history of kingdom,colonial and modern eras of İndonesian history. Many interesting objects, musical instruments,clothes, model houses. The exhibition on the 4th floor is about ancient gold objects and ceramics,well worth seeing.The airconditioning is a relief and a good...More

Thank Gul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

At least it is cheap. And has a wonderful modern artwork out the front. Take note of the opening hours, and perhaps start at the top floor so you can see the gold - they close this section 30 minutes earlier than the rest of...More

Thank shinraemonsam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to bring kids while learning the history of Indonesia, also it's milestone from prehistorical age

Thank 722rudyp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right across the vast Merdeka Square, a visit to this museum is a must when you are in Jakarta. Entrance costs 10,000 IDR. The ticket entitles you to visit the two buildings that comprise the museum. The one on the right has four levels...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth to visit this museum. You are literally taken in thier history, very interesting and instructive. And when you step outside you experience the new Java! Then you realize that life is passing by with great leaps. But through the Javanese's smile I experience...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a museum of antique and artifacts from various different areas in Indonesia, mostly about ancient stones, tools and gems. Located in the central Jakarta next to National Monument (Monas).

Thank Oka A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum Nasional housing artefacts from different stages of Indonesian history. Starting from ancient kingdom era, colonialism era, and modern era. One interesting thing about the museum is you can try out how to make javanese traditional fabric called 'batik'. Near entrance you can see a...More

Thank 289febriana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the museum was still under renovation during our visit (August 2018). We met a western guy that offer us a free guide service in the museum, i think he is an official guide of the museum.

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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.