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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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The Greatest Museum!

A great and very big (yes I mean it) museum, the biggest one in the entire South East Asia with two main buildings. Building C is planned to be built. Imagine how big it will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Even though Indonesia is an Islamic country now. It was first rule by King from India. There are many ancient Hindu God's statues kept very well in this museum and the history of Hinduism starts all written well. Really shocked to see those statues because I thought it was a Muslim country and it makes me look high to Indonesian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A great and very big (yes I mean it) museum, the biggest one in the entire South East Asia with two main buildings. Building C is planned to be built. Imagine how big it will be! Comprises history that covers all around Indonesia, from the pre-historic era until the modern day. I suggest to come before lunchtime to have more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It seems like every single piece in the museum has been placed on display decades ago and nothing has been changed from that time on - the dust on some exhibits might be proof for this assumption. Although, some parts of the museum are really interesting and informative - like the history of different tribes and their culture.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of artifacts of the colonial Batavia (Dutch). Interesting and unimaginable historic news, pictures and pass events during the Dutch Colony.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum that provides a great overview of the country. Lots of great artifacts; the museum is clean and well taken care of. A must do when in Jakarta.

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Wanchai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Not my 1st time here but its always a pleasure to visit this place, especially bringing some one new to this place. Location: It sits very close to the national monument, if you participate on a city tour arranged by travel agent or individual guide be sure to make a stop in this place, it just 5 minutes walk from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Quite disappointing. Very poorly presented building, although the ‘new wing’ has more child-friendly exhibits and interactive displays. I imagine that history boffs and sculpture lovers would enjoy the dozens of old sculptures, but to the untrained eye it looked like a random collection that was poorly presented. Probably to be avoided if you’re pressed for time. Mosque on the other... More 

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Semarang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

good collections of furniture, sukarno hatta, indonesian struggle of independence. but it need more careful maintenance.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This museum located near national monument or monas. The entrance fee is 5k idr for adult local. I dont remember how much the entrance fee for foreigner. Inside of the museum you will see a great amount of collection varies from each region of Indonesia. You may want to visit here to appreciate the beauty of Indonesia

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well preserved Hisoroty of Indonesia. Great way to learn about the country. Try to go in the afternoon, not much crowd & hence you'll be able to enjoy the same

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Address: Jl Merdeka Barat 12 Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 3447778
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta

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