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Address: Jl Merdeka Barat 12 Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 3447778
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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This museum could've been amazing

I think it is already amazing. It has amazing collections from Indonesian ancestors. However, the displays are pretty much boring ad unattractive. You need to take somebody that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I think it is already amazing. It has amazing collections from Indonesian ancestors. However, the displays are pretty much boring ad unattractive. You need to take somebody that know what those statues and inscriptions mean. As well as the story behind it. Nonetheless, if you visited Jakarta and you love museums, you should go here.

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great artifact room, lovely outside area of statuary, it is a good overall vision of the far flung archipelago. Entrance fee is so low, I urge people to donate more to keep up the good works. The translation in the cases are all a result of volunteer labor organized by the Heritage society.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The most exciting thing is crossing at the busy roundabout - it is an old style museum giving a good although biased history - pretty much what you expect for a national museum.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I remembered visiting the place when I was in school. Coming back this time with my kids brought some memories. While some do not have an english information, some does. We don't hire guides, but do hire as they might be able to shed more lights to the collections & its history

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Even located in busiest jakarta city, it is good enough to meditate once for a while. A National Museum Jakarta we called it Museum Gajah because there is a green elephant standing in front of the museum (a gift from muangthai king) will bring you back when the glorious of Indonesia came from. There are several rooms that basically you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

if you want to get a good high-level understanding of the diverse nation of Indonesia, then this is the place to go. Personally I didn't appreciate the diversity of the country and the various exhibits provide a good insight into the various cultures across the many islands that comprise this nation. The examples (models) of regional architectures are particularly impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

When you are visiting Jakarta, I totally recommend going to this Museum. This museum has a great collections and unlike some other museums, the displays are organised nicely and with some informations. You can see how rich Indonesia's history and cultures are when you visit this museum and see the collections. They also provide English speaking tour guides.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Actually in Jakarta there is not so much to see. That's why we decided to go there. The cost is ridiculous since is 1 dollar per person but inside is full of ancient objects everywhere and each room looks pretty much the same. No English guide since in the whole country NOBODY SPEAKS ENGLISH. We were disappointed but if you... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Ideal combination of the very interesting collections in the old Dutch style building and of the more pedagogically oriented modern part. An ideal way to discover traditional Indonesia - antiques and handicraft.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

this museum is quite near from monas, if you planning to see monas, plan going here also, you wont be dissapointed with mass collection of this museum, from statue to coins, and many more, dont want to spoil the fun..

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Address: Address: Jl Merdeka Barat 12 Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 3447778
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta

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