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National Museum

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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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Interesting photos spot, good for you who want to be acquainted with Indonesian history

I visited national museum for year book photo, and i said 'wow' while i were entering the museum, because the museum is very big. There is a elephant statue, so local people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited national museum for year book photo, and i said 'wow' while i were entering the museum, because the museum is very big. There is a elephant statue, so local people called it elephant museum. The museum have an elegant design, with pillars in there. And the historical goods in there are so interesting, but we can't touch several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the museum with no expectations and left highly impressed. I was recommended to take a tour guide and usually I am not into this, yet took the advice and wow, what a treat. Must be one of the oldest museums in Asia and the treasures show it. Well lay-out and organized, interesting details and this just reminds you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great collection. Describe Indonesia completely and tribe diversity in Indonesia. We can see many artefaks, material, jewelry from all region in Indonesia.

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum holds information about Indonesian culture from pre-historyc that made Indonesia as diverse as today. Very informative but it's too much to learn in a day.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Might be a good idea to see this museum even before traveling to other regions in Indonesia to get a deeper understandsing of Indonesia and it's age old civilizations. Much better info with the displays than most other museums in Indonesia, where you sometimes don't even get proper dating or place of origin with the objects.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite a lot to see! I took the free tour by the Historical Society and it was very helpful in putting everything in context. I learned a great deal about Indonesia and its history and people.

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

Nice for getting to know the Indonesian history. Many displays and explanations. Also many old statues and artifacts. They have added a new building so it is not that crowded anymore. Come on weekdays..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this little gem! You'll recognize the building by the white elephant at the driveway. This museum has a rich collection of objects from spanning many centuries in time from places all around Indonesia and its different tribal cultures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ground floor is well worth a visit. They offer tours in English, and there are plaques for all the items with English translations of the Indonesian texts. The higher floors seem a little dated and irrelevant, but the items are all well kept and displayed. Cheap, too; suitable for anyone interested in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicest museums I have been to in Asia. I went on a day when a local English language and history student was volunteering her time to provide a free guided tour. Having her there to provide more information beyond what was already provided make a great museum even better.

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