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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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All reviews new wing indonesian history prehistoric times stone sculptures heritage society interesting exhibits musical instruments nice collection under renovation on display school children worth a visit old building top floor second floor air conditioned visit this place
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HTTraveller
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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..

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fetricia
Reviewed 27 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank andydo999
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gul C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shinraemonsam
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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
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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.