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Museum Wayang

Jln. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good49%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“puppet show” (13 reviews)
“kota tua” (17 reviews)
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Jln. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

This place stored lots of Indonesian puppets and some of the international puppets.We happened to meet Mr Aldi , one of the guide that speak English. He will gladly to tell the story of the puppets and how they make them. If you were lucky,...More

1  Thank Errien
Reviewed 1 September 2015

this museum is full of puppet or wayang from Indonesia and other part of the world like Malaysia, Thailand and even Europe. Other than puppet, there is Jan Pieterszoon Coon tomb and that is that. If you're lucky you can see live wayang show for...More

Thank shiddiqa
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Museum Wayang is Located at the same place at Fattahilah Square. It's like beside the Fattahilah Museum. Here we can see the Culture of indonesia in Puppet. You can find so many Puppets here, from many Part of Indonesia. They also have so many Character....More

Thank Ferry_Kasenda
Reviewed 21 August 2015

a year ago, me and my friends got a project, to make a trip to the tourist attractions and do a presentation in front of the class. Our choice fell to the puppet museum. once we got there, we were greeted by a friendly officer...More

1  Thank Jeanisavira
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I am an avid museum visitor. I think this museum needs some TLC. Exhibits are old and poorly - managed

Thank Raihan N
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I took a guided tour and it was a little fast. You could spend ages here if you are interested in puppets and their use in local culture. The Museum is housed in an old church and is one of the few in the area...More

Thank MasafiOne
Reviewed 23 July 2015

It was a great museum. It showcased the Wayang or the dolls native from Indonesia. I really enjoyed it although it was really hot in the museum. They should fix the AC.

Thank Emmanuel D
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The English translations need some serious work. This is definitely not meant for foreign tourists. However, you do not get to see puppet museums in many places.

Thank KezKij
Reviewed 21 July 2015

indonesian heritage wayang we must see and learn. a lot of phylosophi there. so we are good in mental.

Thank drAndi
Reviewed 19 July 2015

A unique experience to see how the traditional Indonesian puppets are made. The museum teaches out of work children this timeless art and uses donations and purchases to fund this activity. Some puppets are over 100 years old and if you are lucky the puppetmaster...More

Thank Wayne D
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I would like to make an appointment between 21st and 25th July to meet with a museum curator or wayang expert. I am doing research into the collection of Thomas Stamford Raffles and want to discuss his puppets which date from the late 189th-early 19th century. I need advice from someone who knows a lot about wayang styles. Can you help please?
25 June 2017|
Response from TheWestCountryNomad | Reviewed this property |
When I was at the museum, the curator was there and he was very informative about the exhibits. I suggest you either call the museum or turn up and ask to speak to him
victoryaa r
Are they sell the wayang?
5 December 2016|
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Response from carlbray | Reviewed this property |
I know some of the Museum guides do, ask for Pak Aldy