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Address: Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 21 3447778
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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NIce place to learn about Indonesia

It has soooo many collections from Nusantara (Sabang to Merauke). Traditional clothes, weapons, traditional houses miniatur, and many more.

Reviewed 10 August 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best museums in Indonesia. Excellent collections. Display, maintenance and security could be improved.

Thank Telly F
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This probably the best Museum in Jakarta but is still very average. Far too many similar statues with little to stimulate the senses or mind. Entry fee is reasonable and the layour is also better than most here in Indonesia. Worth a visit but only the once

Thank Nige B
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

It has soooo many collections from Nusantara (Sabang to Merauke). Traditional clothes, weapons, traditional houses miniatur, and many more.

Thank Yobelien
Jakarta, Indonesia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

lets the kids play and watch. at that time we enjoy the show from saudi arabian show. a lot of people come to this place. just 10 minutes away from train station make it easy to go to this place

Thank FirmanDermawan
South America
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Inside national museum was a lot to see and ticket was cheap .the staff are kindly and had good information

Thank rebeccajones68
Marseille, France
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196 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This museum is housed in an older building that could use a renovation. The exhibits themselves are showcased sort of in a science laboratory sort of arrangement that doesn't really flow. This is unfortunate as the actual artifacts themselves are brilliant. For those who don't mind really having a close look at what's on offer the reward is there in... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

You will see a lot of different things. In Jakarta there are not too many things to do (my opinion) as a tourist. This offers you a lot of history of Indonesia and gives you also some background informations. The place itself is nice and well maintained. So, I recommend it. The price also was low (2 euros), so it... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I visited national museum for year book photo, and i said 'wow' while i were entering the museum, because the museum is very big. There is a elephant statue, so local people called it elephant museum. The museum have an elegant design, with pillars in there. And the historical goods in there are so interesting, but we can't touch several... More 

Thank Febe G
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went to the museum with no expectations and left highly impressed. I was recommended to take a tour guide and usually I am not into this, yet took the advice and wow, what a treat. Must be one of the oldest museums in Asia and the treasures show it. Well lay-out and organized, interesting details and this just reminds you... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great collection. Describe Indonesia completely and tribe diversity in Indonesia. We can see many artefaks, material, jewelry from all region in Indonesia.

Thank juwita s

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