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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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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 11 August 2011

I've decided to visit this museum on a lazy saturday..turn out to be a one amazing day. The shocking entry fee, the cozy entrance and the variety and range of the collection just amazing..we simply stunned The old wing is so overload with artifacts,stone sculpture/Archaeology...More

Date of experience: June 2011
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

Came here with my son several months ago and was shocked by how cheap the entrance fee was (around Rp 5000 if i remember correctly). They should raise the price to at least 10 times that for a museum like this to help maintenance, improvements...More

Date of experience: October 2010
1  Thank mike66jakarta
Reviewed 1 August 2011

it represents the whole indonesian civilization. It is great place to know more about indonesia. the location is strategic, and can be access by Transjakarta. the entrance fee is very affordable.

Date of experience: April 2011
1  Thank VerDan
Reviewed 31 July 2011

The reviews proofed to be right. Very interesting overview about the history of Indonesia from pre-stone age to now. Most impressive from my perspective have been the humanoid bones, Chinese porcelain, the specific atmosphere of the sculpture garden, various items that give impression about the...More

Date of experience: July 2011
2  Thank hstone5
Reviewed 6 June 2011

Museum Nasional (or the National Museum) Jakarta , Indonesia (Travel date: May 27-30 2011) The museum houses vast collections of prehistoric, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, including one of the world’s largest collections of Southeast Asian Ceramics and Hindu Javanese art. Entrance ticket for foreigners would...More

Date of experience: May 2011
5  Thank Ricoy
Reviewed 28 May 2011

We visited National Museum on Saturday, May 28, 2011 after visiting Monas (reviewed separately). We crossed the street and walked for 5 minutes to the museum. The entrance is Rp. 5000 for Indonesians and Rp. 10000 for foreigners. The left side of the museum has...More

Date of experience: May 2011
4  Thank indoshakespeare
Reviewed 10 November 2010

visited this museum nearly twice my whole life. as a local, I'm pretty proud of this museum and all the things inside. upgrade really needed in some parts of the building. overall if you want to learn (despite the comfort or air con or anything...More

4  Thank travelingmadam
Reviewed 28 March 2010

fantastic museum avbout cultural heritage of indonesia. the museum is divided in two part: the old part is aged, without A/C and must be restored. but it has the most beautiful stuff. the new part is very beautiful and well done but it has the...More

2  Thank pierpaolo33
Reviewed 22 January 2010

With its vast collection, this museum provides a good cu;ltural and ethic overview of Indonesia. However, its collections and facilties are sadly neglected (under funded). Also, note that the mesuem closes for lunch and on some days closes for the day at 14:30. Located about...More

3  Thank WrldTrvlrPdx
Reviewed 2 October 2008

it's cheap! cost you less than US$1 it's poorly maintained.. though the collections are great the building is quite interesting with its own history pros: - it's a museum easy to reach (by transjakarta) - it's bloody cheap! cons: - dark (and lack of artistic...More

4  Thank Pondz
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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.