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National Museum

Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 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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Reviewed April 16, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

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,...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

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.

Thank Ambara A
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

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

Thank Henk E
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

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.

Thank Calvert T
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

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

2  Thank juliuscr2016
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2017 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...More

2  Thank Mo K
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drnthatte
September 13, 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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June 19, 2016|
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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.
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