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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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Good attraction for museum lovers !!

Hi , I had been for a trip to Jakarta for a month . Visited the "National Museum" on a sunday . It was good attractive and a big museum with more than 3 floors. The museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Hi , I had been for a trip to Jakarta for a month . Visited the "National Museum" on a sunday . It was good attractive and a big museum with more than 3 floors. The museum contains many statues of Lord Ganesha , Lord Shiva and other Gods. I was fascinated by the entire infrastructure and the way the... More 

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Phuket
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's quite a good museum I must say compared to other museums I have visited in south-east Asia. This attraction is ideal for people who are attracted to history and cultures. There are a lot of things to see inside like old ceramics, golds, models of old houses, sculptures, boats, artefacts, etc. Be prepared to pay 10,000 IDR if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

probably awesome for museum lovers. I am not , so it it took me about 7 minutes to see everything.. the map was interesting..

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Dhaka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It had nothing fascinating about it. I thought it wont be worth it to visit this place on its own, however, if its on the way then you might drop by.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It is well worth a trip to see the National Museum. Seeing the history of the country as well as seeing the impact of the different regional religions and customs/traditions.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've been to many museums in Jakarta and this is one of my fav.There are so much you can see from the pre ancient history to moden times. There also kids corner for your children so they don't get bored.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

new extension 4th floor Gold and Porcelain treasures great. Old gground floor internal courtyard with sculptures nice too. I had 1 hour off a business trip to get around there is plenty to see & very helpful staff at information counter told me the highlights to see.. new extension looks great with art gallery. English captions in 4th floor [new... More 

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Bekasi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I rarely visit museum since most of museum in Indonesia are not well managed. But National Museum is an exception. By only pay 5,000 (adult) & 2,000 (kids) you can visit all of the area inside the museum. Since I took my kids with me so they get bored quickly, although I actually still wanted to see many more of... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's quite big and has a lot to see but if u don't like museum, then it's not recommended. But u are travelling, you should spend an hour or two to learn more about Jakarta. The entrance is quite cheap

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Not worth the distance / drive to get there. don't waste your time, as there isn't anything to see, and you cant do anything when yu get there

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