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National Museum

Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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+62 21 3447778
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"indonesian history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

worth a visit .. a lot of interesting facts and impressive display of historical monuments made our visit interesting

Thank Reaven D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being in the Taman Mini museum where they featured wayang (puppets), national dresses, farm tools, musical instruments I was hoping the bigger, more centrally located National Museum would house more in the way of history and culture. Boy was I wrong. After the 1st...More

Thank Ana Z
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

this museum needs more item to display and more narrative explanation to make it more alive, not much can be enjoyed from this place, their parking spot needs to be fixed too

Thank Wilson L
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum as part of a tour and there are some wonderful exhibits. There is a good mix of items for viewing, including pieces that give insight into everyday living. Tools, money, clothes, jewelry, canoes, drums, and more are on display. Air conditioning...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This stop was part of our guided tour, but the museum had a lot of good information and decent displays. Just be aware if it is hot outside, it is hot inside too. The ceiling fans were all off and only a few rooms had...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

It was my first day in Jakarta, and I planned to go to the National Museum. I read on the website that a 'Free Walking Tour in English' was conducted by Ms. Anne. Anne has travelled and lived in Indonesia long enough for us to...More

Thank Preeti B
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I recommend everybody to visit this place. Especially with a free tour by the Indonesian Heritage Society. It was very interesting, you see extraordinary ancient things from Bali, Yogyakarta, etc. But be careful, this place closes at 16.00 - 17.00.

Thank Mila S
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Extremely interesting artefacts of ancient civilization and our ancestors. The homes, tools, weapons, jewellry, boats and tricycles are just extraordinary and makes one realise how man has developed!?!? Worth visiting.

Thank David D
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is my favourite museum in Jakarta, if you ask me. I came here more than 5 times, it has an enormous collection of cultural objects of the various ethnic groups, costumes, musical instruments, model houses, fine bronzes from Hindu - Javanese period, as well...More

Thank Aulia P
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

the museum is ideal for school excursions. there are students here and there on every floor making notes and clicking photographs. the entry ticket is around 15k to 20k IDR per person. It is just opposite to the Monas bus station. you'll have to leave...More

Thank Avimanyu B
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drnthatte
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Sonny V | Reviewed this property |
From the Airport you can go directly to the the museum and the you can put your bag in the locker of the museum, there is a man in the next step of the ticket counter to put your bag. Must be count the time from the airport... More
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J B
June 19, 2016|
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Response from michelacav2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the museum is kids friendly in terms of free spaces but if you mean "kids friendly" in terms of activity I think not. But the museum is really big and you can enjoy it.
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