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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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Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

This museum has outstanding collections of Hindu and Buddhist art, folk art, displays of Indonesian housing, clothing, musical instruments etc. The museum is updating old exhibits that still contain wonderful artifacts. Newly renovated exhibits are very informative and show the direction in which the museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Some interesting artifacts to view. Very little information in English. There is no order to the layout and pretty disorganized. Pretty cheap entrance fee, so you can stop on your way to something else. Not worth going out of the way for.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dewi T
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndreasTan
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 746ballfamily746
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SurfingWild
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..

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.