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National Museum

Jl Merdeka Barat 12 Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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As featured in 3 days in Jakarta
Ranked #12 of 75 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 expansions and name changes, the world-famous National... more » 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. « less
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

If you are history lover, or interest to understand Indonesia in the pass, you have to visit this national museum when you are in Jakarta. it's in the centre of the city, easy to access, and affordable entering fee. you can see many stone sculpture from Hindu-Budha period. it's not only the statue but also textile, ceramics, etc. The information... More

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been a museum lover ever since I was a kid, and I was very excited to see a museum outside my country, the Philippines. And boy, was I blown away. Usually, a good museum offers interesting facts about a country's political, societal and cultural history and that's it. But the National Museum in Jakarta will not only give... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

it is a visitable place and its price is very very very cheap! too cheap... it has air conditioned area too in some of the parts. it is nice and educative. but it is very boring. if you want to know more about indonesia, visit it. if not, don't. you will be bored. especially kids.

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Busan, South Korea
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40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

When you first enter the museum, all you see is an outdoor area full of stone carvings; it looks small. However, once you pass through that area, the museum extends to several large rooms. There's one room that just contains wooden replicas of all the different styles of traditional housing throughout Indonesia! There are rooms dedicated to the ethnography of... More

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Palo Alto, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We happened to go just when an Tour guide from a community organization (not sure now?) give tours in English - Thursday at 1:30 when we were there. She was an ex-pat who'd lived in Indonesia for a while, and was knowledgeable. We were only there for about 1.5 hours (3 kids) and the museum seems like one that you... More

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Reading
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cheap to get in but the displays aren't anything special. We looked round briefly but there was nothing there which made us want to stay any longer than needed. Shame

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Known well as Museum Gajah (The Elephant Museum) and near to Monas, the ground floor provide you statue of ancient indonesia with a lot af Hindu’s period.

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Waterford, Ireland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visited the National Museum on a very wet Sunday afternoon in January. My interest was the ethnography department and I wasn't disappointed by what was on view. There is a wonderful and very extensive collection of artefacts, crafts and art that reflect the diversity of Indonesian culture. The presentation of items is somewhat dated and, with some funding and... More

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Boriiiiiiiing :D Items was every where ,no clear information about it ! you don't know where to go !

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Leschenault, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If the visitor to Jakarta is time-restricted, the National Museum provides an excellent overview of Indonesian history and arts. Very impressive given the area of the archepelago and its diverse peoples.

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