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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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NEW WING, BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF GOLD ARTEFACTS

Went some two weeks ago with family who visited from Amsterdam. Used to go there regularly with the kids when they were young, but haven't been there for years. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Marion A
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Mumbai
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108 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't like the way museum is presented. Things were cluttered and were no properly maintained. A visit is worth only if you are a bug time fan of museum's.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went some two weeks ago with family who visited from Amsterdam. Used to go there regularly with the kids when they were young, but haven't been there for years. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of artefacts on display that weren't there the last time we went, such as the huge gongs found in Nusa Tenggara, really old Chinese... More 

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Thank Marion A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are 2 wings of the national museum. Had time to only visit the older wing which was quite interesting. It is also known as the elephant museum for reasons not quite clear about but it has the statue of an elephant at the entrance. The curator and his staff were available, helpful and efficient in their duties. It is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to understand totally east Indies, you must to visit this museum. There are a lot of subjects about daily life of islands. In additional there is most important statues about Asia art in the museum.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best time visit the museum is weekend because not traffic to get there. And the location near Monas so can to visit both with family.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Museum of Indonesia (Indonesian: Museum Nasional), is an archeological, historical, ethnological, and geographical museum located in Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, right on the west side of Merdeka Square. Popularly known as Elephant Building (Indonesian: Gedung Gajah) after the elephant statue in its forecourt. Its broad collections cover all of Indonesia's territory and almost all of its... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge collection of several era's in Indonesia. Very educational for young children to learn history of Indonesia.

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Thank Wieringa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried Mpok Siti (Jakarta's tourism bus) and one of it's stop is Museum Nasional, so i decided to take a look. Unexpectedly, it's clean, spacious, modern and air conditioned so you don't have to sweat heavily there 😓 . One of the area that i found interesting is their "Taman Arca", where there are many stone statues of animals..... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily accessible at central of Jakarya. Definitely worth the visit. There are also other attractions nearby like Monas.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here when they held an exhibition for Arabian cultural day. It's not too late to explore my own Indonesian identity. I truly impressed by their collections. It's like a time machine to ancient Indonesia history.

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