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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 #5 of 79 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...
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is quite big and there are a lot of things to look at. A very interesting museum that showcases many artefact from a long time ago.

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Clarkston, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

better than your average museum. Though a bit bare in places it does give you an insight into Indonesian past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Very clean and near arrangement, a good place to children to learn more of our culture and historical sources. A lot of statues there.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good representation of the various cultures and history of Indonesia - various rooms and outdoor displays: allow 1.5 - 2hrs.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is one of the best museum site to visit in Jakarta, going there is easy via transJakarta, and if you are lucky there are some happening or other exhibition there. This museum shows the pre-historical artefacts, jewels, tools and much more. Really worth to visit and good for educate children. English description is also available everywhere, so don't miss... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I live in Jakarta and went to the museum one day spontaneously and was overall very impressed with the displays and found that the information was displayed in English and there are free tours in English at 10 AM most days. If you have a spare 3-4 hours it is worth a visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visiting this museum after my 6yo watched 'Night at the Museum' movie, he wants to see the real thing. There are various sections, one for statues where interesting scultures mainly of Hindu Gods, section on ceramics were interesting since some pots are more than 6000 yrs old! Section on various islands of Indonesia showcase rich Indonesia cultures. Love the part... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

When you do a 1 day trip in Jakarta, this museum must be on your list. A combination of ancient artifacts and explanation of today's life in Indonesia

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Kajang, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Been to Jakarta for numerous time however this is my first visit to the museum. The museum has a lot of artefacts on display, and it includes information from provinces in Indonesia. One may need a few hours to read and learn about Indonesia in this museum. Great place to visit however crowds need to educate themselves about ethics when... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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242 reviews 242 reviews
163 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice place for history lovers if anyone interested in the craze of knowledge in the country culture don't miss it. How the country travels on Hinduism buddisam impact are derived here . Materials covered and colected are fabulous and meaningful

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