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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 #13 of 77 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Had muh more than I expected, but was sparse on some explanations. The ethnography exhibits and stone carvings are worth it, as well as the amazing collection of ornamental/decorative gold and jewels on the top floor. Definitely worth a couple of hours. Cheap (10,000 Rp) and uncrowded.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were charged the 'foreigner' charge of 10,000 IDR (60p) for entry. The old area is under renovation so was closed but there is a new section which is good. Can be done in a couple of hours then can walk to the national monument.

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Kunming, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This museum has some interesting artifacts but is poorly curated and laid out. Suboptimal lighting and shabby display cases. Not up to international standards by any means. Only go if you are hard-core interested in Indonesian cultural anthropology and such. Not recommended for the average casual tourist.

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Cremona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice place to visit in roder to get some history of Indonesia. NOT fully impress by the organization.

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Kuta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Dont miss the "Khasanah Emas" room but you can't take a picture there. Its part of quintessence of Indonesia. Entry Free : Rp 5,000 (locals) & Rp 10,000 (foreigner).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The National Museum has very interesting things to see from varying islands of Indonesia. The place is, however, not well cared for and properly displayed. Well worth the visit but do not go expecting a regular museum experience.

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Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice place, at the city center, near Monumen Nasional (monas) it's the place u can find about Indonesia history, culture, ancient Indonesian way of life Quiet enough, clean, a lot of nice collections (kinds of statues , traditional weapons , Archaeological objects, etc)

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum is a very well done place with all of the artifacts clearly labelled, properly displayed and well organized. There are vast collections of pottery, models of various aspects of Indonesian life and many stone carvings. Be prepared to make a half day of it to see it fully.

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Lithonia, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

if you want to know the story of something- sure go museum- you see one you see all- but you see at hand so you gotta go to museum wherever you travel then it helps you to plan other locations - its the tourist guides map and it did just that tradition yes enjoyable yes

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Sanur, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

For a great country as Indonesia, I thought that the museum could be better. Indonesia has certainly better things to show off than what is shown in the museum. The presentation could also be far better. The building is nice though

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