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National Museum

Jl Merdeka Barat 12 Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Ranked #6 of 63 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many...
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

There is much to see and know about Indonesian history. Nice collection from most provinces of Indonesia with english explanations .recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

There is much to see and learn about Indonesian history. Nice collection from most provinces of Indonesia with english explanations . I recommend more about the history of islam and it's impact on indonesia .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

When visiting Jakarta I recommend this would be a must visit, the place you can see the various cultures of Indonesia

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Ajax, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Items are well marked, and it's a good assortment of things that help you understand the history of Indonesia. The collection of model homes, china from various countries that visited early on, and musical instruments is excellent.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have been there several times as I have spent 14 years living here in Jakarta. It's a nice place to take your kids and have them learning about Indonesian and Southeast Asian history. The Museum has two buildings, the old one which has a more charming "colonial style". There you'll find several statues from Majapahit and Sriwijaya dynasties, showing... More 

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Vadodara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were in the national museum for around 2 hours. they have unique collection of especially hindu gods n goddess . Place was very quite, however, they have plenty number of visitors the time we were their.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Greta opportunity for photography and staff were very helpful. Best time to go is a.m as seems to fill up with school children parties pm .Well worth the visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Four floors of ceramics, masks, small-scale building models, and other cultural items well worth a look if you have time.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wow! This place is amazing. Yes, the facilities are a little worn, but that just adds to its South East Asian charm. For anthropology and architecture nerds it is fascinating! Too many ethnographic artifacts to list, but here are a few: miniature Indonesian houses to illustrate the nation's architectural diversity; gamelans (for the music crowd); a large ceramics collection; and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We could inform ourselves about the most important cultural and historic facts all over diverse Indonesia. The only thing that we didn't like: The door staff automatically classified us as tourists and wanted to charge the tourist price. This offended me quite a lot because they should have asked diplomatically in Indonesian first. Thank God I was in a good... More 

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