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National Museum

Jl Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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As featured in 3 days in Jakarta
Ranked #8 of 66 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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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This museum is full of amazing and interesting things from all over Indonesia, but it had been sadly neglected for many years, and was dark, dusty and seemingly forgotten. They have now built and opened a great new wing that really helps to showcase the collection. Hopefully they will do something to help fix up the old wing too--it's still... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

You've pretty much seen it after the first glimpse. If you want to walk around it stay in the shade. Not much point in walking up to it in the sun...

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Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Here we get the history of Indonesia their living style how they got back their land who where the responsible for this war and how they have won. The most amazing thing of their way of living

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Lyon, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This remains the reference in Hindu and Buddhist history if Indonesia. It used to be a bit dusty with a massive like museography. The gold jewelry collection is awesome. There is now a new wing done in a more modern style. Excellent and really worth the visit. I suggest you start with the new wing.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very interesting insight on Indonesian history. from Hindu/Budist periods up to now. Do not miss the gold collection on the 4th floor of the new part. Amazing. A must in Jakarta

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This museum has so many items and you can spend hours studying them. In fact, there are so many objects that you can touch. No wonder many items were stolen recently! Staff are lazy and not enthusiastic. Very sad, because our national treasures are in peril.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

For IDR20,000, you can take a self-guided tour in the museum. It boasts a lot of Indonesian history. I like the Traditional Houses Wing. Amazing how architectural design was invented by Indonesians to build there houses. In summary, most Asians share the same history, so I wasn't really surprised by the whole package. You can take Transjakarta and alight from... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The museum has a collection of 61,600 prehistoric and anthropological artifacts, and 5,000 archeological artifacts from all over Indonesia and Asia.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Complete valuable collections of cultural and ancient historical artifact. There are ancient gold collection too. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I went there with my friend, whom like museum sightseeing much, and as what she said that this place is amazing and I admit that as soon as I walk from each rooms there. It will be great if the governor put all the old statue into a glass which is will be good for the maintenance (not just put... More

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