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“Love this Old Building...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Wayang

Museum Wayang
Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
62 21 692 9560
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Ranked #24 of 163 things to do in Jakarta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.
Kuala Lumpur
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“Love this Old Building...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Entrance is only 5000rupiah..around Kota Tua area..I just love the interior of this building..old nice cosy..you see alot of puppet around Indonesia n some around the world..Worth to visit...

Visited November 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Nice place but could have been better presented”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It's right across the famous Cafe Batavia, anyone comes to Kota Tua for a dose of yesterday should not miss seeing this museum. Lots of shadow puppets on display. However, most part of the building is not air-conditioned, it can be quite stuffy. Also there is insufficient lighting and very small signs in English. Bring a small torch just to lit up the description for each item just so you can read them more easily. When I went there, they were live gamelan and singing performance, a real treat! The souvenir shop is a little sad though.

Visited November 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“a slice of history in Jakarta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

interesting but small museum, probably the only place where you can find traces of culture in Jakarta.

Visited October 2013
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“Worth my sunday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were lucky to visit Indo on Sunday, since we had a chance to visit this place.
Very nice museum and the historical value.
I loved the traditional atmosphere. The puppets were mainly from Indonesia. They expressed their tradition and their customs very well.
I really loved it. Somehow, they helped me to love more Indo people, Indo country and Indo tradition.
It is a should-be.

Visited June 2013
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“Great for Puppet lovers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Traditional puppet show on Sunday morning. The puppets on display are mainly from Indonesian provinces however there are a few puppets from other parts of the world

Visited August 2013
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