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Address: Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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+62 21 3447778
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would...

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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Glimpse of Indonesian Culture and History in one place!

If you have limited time in visiting Jakarta, this place gives you a lot of information in a few hours. So many things I learned about Indonesia by just spending about 2 hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Too bad the old wing was under renovation, I believe the collection would have been more extensive. As for the new wing, you must not miss the 4th floor (assess by lift) which houses unearthed gold collection. The sculpture at the entrance is beautiful.

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Thank Yvette T
Manila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have limited time in visiting Jakarta, this place gives you a lot of information in a few hours. So many things I learned about Indonesia by just spending about 2 hours here. Most interesting exhibit is the "Treasury" on the 4th floor where you see actual intricate gold jewelries from hundreds of years ago! And ceramic vases from... More 

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Pattaya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only one of the two buildings is currently open and the first few floors of the one that is open are not very interesting by Western standards. But wait! - the top floor (i.e. 4th) has a terrific collection of decorative items in gold, silver, porcelain and more. I spent more time there, lost in admiration, than on the other... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

known as elephant museum as the statue in front of it as a gift fm Thailand king , now museum so much bigger after being renovated and still going on, their collection are variation start before B c you not know Indonesia before u visit National Museum..history of Indonesia start from here . They also have routine culture discussion,exhibition also... More 

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Jakarta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will find all the information regarding the history of Indonesia, lots of interesting items and is best to visit during the very warm day, is cool inside the building. They have all the information on each place.

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Thank Ambara A
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many different objects from art to history The areas are broken up to different sub exhibitions. Special tours are available by trained Residents of Jakarta

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Thank Henk E
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is probably unfair to compare this to museums in larger countries, but it was somewhat disappointing. There were some interesting exhibits, but it was generally unmemorable.

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Thank Calvert T
Jakarta
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit if you are coming to jakarta or indonesia, It has all the history of indonesian arts and history from most of kingdoms of indonesia, The museum is being improved all the time, so its well worth visiting this museum

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While waiting for a bus ride around Jakarta, we visited this place and saw around. It has average quality for museum. But i could say, this place is good for family for stopping by, not for long time, as the place is not wide enough and the historical site is not as many as other museum. You can try.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Generally speaking the place is ok. And the old town. Can't see much except the early humanoids and some clothes. Also the tool that they used and found. British museum gave better picture and display much more. Blue bird taxis: do not use. Never. UBER great there and cheap. Be aware of the traffic around the museum. It's not busy... More 

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