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Address: Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 3447778
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 Fun and Studious tour ever with serendipitous encounters

For those who enjoy history and serenity or perhaps to meet up with those that share a historical interest, this would be the perfect stop for you. I was there about a month... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty of exhibits. More time requires to go through all the museum display on the tools used by the various indigenous tribes.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For those who enjoy history and serenity or perhaps to meet up with those that share a historical interest, this would be the perfect stop for you. I was there about a month ago with a group of students that formed an English Club at the University where I teach. It was a fun trip through and through. We took... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This probably one of the oldest and largest museum in Jakarta. Located in the center in Jakarta this place is easily reached by any transportation. Also there is Jakarta City Tour bus that always stop at this museum. Lot of cool stuff kept in here from pre-historic fossil or utensils to cultural stuff in early Indonesia while it consisted from... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Museum with my husband and two children. There is a lovely variety of things to see and it will interest all levels. I especially enjoyed the pottery and my youngest son loved the models of houses. There are artefacts both inside and out and they give a real insight into the presence of foreign invaders. It was... More 

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year, I visited National Museum with my kids and friends. We spent more than 2 hours there. It gave a great experience and knowledge for us about Indonesia cultural heritage and History. At that time, there was held an exhibition there. They provided an art corner for kids. My kids love to do the batik painting and umbrella painting... More 

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Thank hatinys
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance ticket is very cheap but the building and collections are well maintained. If you want to know more about the collection, you can ask for a tour guide from entrance staff. The tour guide will let you know more about the history and meaning of each collections. Prepare at least 2 hours if you want to hear explanations about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful place to go. In the middle of the city, you can enjoy local food and a gorgeous monument. It's free to walk around and pretty cheap to go into the Museum. Inside, you an learn about Indonesian history, and everything is written in Bahasa and English. Don't forget sunscreen and wear confortable shoes ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large museum. I am not someone who likes museums typically. We walked at a steady pace and stopped momentarily at times but it was brief. It took us a little over 30 minutes to do the whole thing. The exhibits are ok. Nothing to rave about. This is also something that we would have been happy to... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful museum with so many different aspects. A lot of history and so many different areas included from Indonesia. Easy to access and very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place with many ancient artefacts. This place shows how the ancestors of Indonesia lived and the equipments they used for hunting. This a must visit place for tourists as this museum provides all the information needed to know how the Indonesia we know today has evolved through generations.

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