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National Museum

1,663 Reviews

National Museum

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Awadhesh kumar M wrote a review Sep 18
Madhubani, India81 contributions12 helpful votes
This is the best example of preserving Heritage. Being a Muslim country, it has preserved its history through outstanding sculptures. For the first time in my life, I saw the sculpture of Sage August. We will be able to see a lot of local traditional stuff as well as astounding painting in the museum.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Stefan O wrote a review Mar 2020
Malmö, Sweden785 contributions141 helpful votes
Nationalmuseet Jakarta looks great from the outside! With its white Big Look it reminds of the White house!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Ivo Carneiro De Sousa wrote a review Mar 2020
Macau, China146 contributions256 helpful votes
The National Museum is a referential place for understanding the cultural mosaic of Indonesia and its complicated past merging Hindu-Buddhist traditions, Chinese trade, Muslim invasions, and the first historical contacts with Portuguese in the early 16th century, after that the Dutch colonial process that built up Batavia. The visitor is surprised at the museum entry with the Portuguese "padrão" (a stone column) with the arms of King Manuel (1495-1521), celebrating the treaty of Sunda Kelapa. Then, when you enter the large rooms and corridors of the museum, we are astonished by the vast amount of Hindu monuments, precious ceramics, woodcrafts, and textiles. It takes hours to construct an organized visual memory of all these thousands of objects. And this is the main problem of the National Museum: it still follows old 19th-century repositories of massive collections of all objects about historical cultures. The museum needs to select only some moving artifacts and use them to highlight us on the unique history of Java and later Indonesia. More virtual information and activities for children and teens are needed.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Thair A wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates49 contributions17 helpful votes
Nice place to visit to know about Indonesia history and who life changed by time , There are many sections for different periods life.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Seasondtraveller wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris4,052 contributions323 helpful votes
Maybe it's because several sections were closed, and the advertised guided tour was cancelled, but this museum doesn't do justice at all to Indonesia's rich culture and arts. It is a caricature of a poorly designed old-fashioned museum, with very few beautiful artefacts. Moreover, none of the pieces are properly displayed. Entrance fee for foreigners: 10000 Rp.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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