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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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A national museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Melaka, Malaysia
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Bekasi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited the National Museum on a weekday and apart from the procession of tour buses the place was very quiet. The admission fees were quite reasonable given the scale of the place and the exhibits to be seen. The museum is made up of two wings, old and new which combined offer a stunning amount of subject matter on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's a pity that the tower lift only takes 10 people I would imagine on a busy day that you would wait 1or more hours for the lift to the top

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The museum seemed reasonably interesting, but it was very difficult to enjoy or concentrate as every room was filled with hundreds of school children on a visit. The museum should find ways to spread out the school groups to make room for the rest of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Double the price if you're a foreigner, but a wonderful museum with hundreds of years of rich history, statues, and artifacts within!

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Suwon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I liked this museum, because there a lot of things to see, but it require more care I thing so. Also, there not much facilities, even no gift shop. I think for National Museum in the capital it could be better.

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Portageville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a beautiful building with lots of monuments, pottery, batik, and the history of all of the items. We enjoyed the museum and thought the National Monument could be reached easily from here, but it wasn't that easy. This museum was worth the price and we were glad we visited! Note: Backpacks are checked at the front when you... More 

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Joshua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A Pleasant 2 hours in Jakarta. It is worth your time to visit. It cost 10,000 Rp a person as a foreigner (3,000 Rp is you are a local) It is closed on Monday. Hours are 8:30 AM to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours are 8:30 AM to 5 pm. It is busier on the weekends.... More 

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