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Address: Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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+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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For people that jump in Indonesia thinking about...where I am? what is this incredibly big country? from where these people come from? The museum help you to understand more about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 30, 2016
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Located on Medan Merdeka Barat, the National Museum is a must visit Jakarta. The museum has exhibits prehistoric days up to today. Opened in 1868 the museum is also known as the Gedung Gajah or Elephant Building. It got this name due to the statue in front of the building, a gift from the King of Thailand Rama V in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

This museum is located at Jalan Merdeka Barat. It is easy access by public Bus and taxi or car. Entrance ticket is considerably cheap fro Indonesian attraction, despite in Europe mist museum are free of charge. The collections are from throughout Indonesia and the exhibition divided into many different themes. Some are very popular among school age kids. Most room... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice, I want to come back again with my kids. Many artistic statues that is represented of Indonesian Culture

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

If you need to make a choice which museum to visit in Jakarta, pick the National Museum. It is well kept and very interesting. You can learn a lot - the various local and regional traditions, the history of the country, the styles of their houses, something about food, clothes, gems, instruments etc. There is not that much to see... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

For people that jump in Indonesia thinking about...where I am? what is this incredibly big country? from where these people come from? The museum help you to understand more about Indonesia. Differents sections, the outside garden with sculptures is beautiful. The ceramics of chinese period wonderful. The ethnic area is important for understanding how many differents tribe there are....the music... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

National Museum is cituated in the centre of city. It is a beatifull museum which should not missed! It has two part , old and new wing. Both building are full of very interesting objects, tell stories about Indonesia. Some rooms have air contioned some are not. Always full of visitors. The only place is not allowed to take pictures... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

When i think about the museum, i will think a dusty and gloomy place and not well manage old stuffs, and it's not what i saw in National Museum. Last Saturday the museum held flash-mob event of Balinese dance for their birthday celebration of 238 years initiated by Belantara Budaya Indonesia Foundation.So that i visited the museum for the first... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The National Museum (Museum Gajah) and its collections (pe Textiles, Sculptures, Tribal art) is situated in an old colonial-style building near the National Monument (MONAS) and the Old City (Kota Tua). The extensive collection gives a good overview of the richness in cultures throughout the ages of the Indonesian Archipelago. A contribution to this visit was the free Guided tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

It used to call as Museum Gajah because there's an elephant statue a gift from HE King Rama V from Thailand. It is a complete museum because it has many collections from prehistoric , archeology, ceramics, coins, indonesian history, etnography and fosil geography like phinisi boat miniature. We can learn a lot the man kind culture here. It' s good... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Very close to MONAS. Needs a careful renovation, at first sight ... Rather like a 1950s style museum, and I can imagine people being disappointed. However, if you persist with the appearance and sometimes gloomy lighting and read the details, there are lots of interesting displays here, describing some of the cultural history of some parts of Indonesia. I found... More 

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