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National Museum

Address: Jl Merdeka Barat 12 Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 3447778
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Ranked #9 of 155 things to do 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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Suwon, South Korea
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I liked this museum, because there a lot of things to see, but it require more care I thing so. Also, there not much facilities, even no gift shop. I think for National Museum in the capital it could be better.

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Portageville, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building with lots of monuments, pottery, batik, and the history of all of the items. We enjoyed the museum and thought the National Monument could be reached easily from here, but it wasn't that easy. This museum was worth the price and we were glad we visited! Note: Backpacks are checked at the front when you... More 

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Joshua
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A Pleasant 2 hours in Jakarta. It is worth your time to visit. It cost 10,000 Rp a person as a foreigner (3,000 Rp is you are a local) It is closed on Monday. Hours are 8:30 AM to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours are 8:30 AM to 5 pm. It is busier on the weekends.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We were here as part of the city tour in Jakarta. Although it was officially closed on the morning of our visit because it was a public holiday (due to Chinese New Year), our tour agency had made "an advance" arrangement for our visit and so we were able to enter part of the museum for a quick visit (as... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice artifacts from all over Indonesia. Cheap to visit, near other sights. This is the only museum worth visiting in Jakarta. Check opening times online before you go.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The building itself is a great attraction and the archaelogical artefacts collection is trully worth a visit. Its a good representation of the glory of the ancient archipelago. They often put together some interesting showcase too.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Also known as "Museum Gajah" or Elephant Museum. Located at the middle of Jakarta which we can reach easily. There is two building, the old and the new which consist different theme. For an example at the new building we could find the exhibition of man and environment, the treasure and ceramics, social organization and settlement pattern, etc. A very... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Museum was a great value for their IDR5,000 entrance fee (roughly USD0.50). Also, it had many displays and was quite interesting.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Due to the rather primitive, or unattractive exhibitions, the museum doesn't make one of the most attractive places to visit. But exactly because of this reason it wouldn't take a lot to create a smashing attraction with a chestload of treasure and magnificent photos to bring home

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

They just renovated the building which is for me its more convenience and have some collections. The ticketing place is a bit mess up and no tour guide when i came there with a foreigner friend. The brochure not available. The direction signs also not so complete. If you want to visit there, you must go there with local people... More 

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