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Wayang Museum

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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.
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Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Wayang museum is one of several museums to be found off Fatahillah Square in the Kota Tua area of old Jakarta. It's really cheap to enter and probably you can view the entire museum in a half hour or so unless you want to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Large collection of puppets and surprising variety - water puppets, shadow puppets, etc. Interesting the different mediums used to create the puppets - bamboo, animal hide, metal, etc. Admission is only 5k (less than .50). Lovely replicas in all sizes available in the gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The museum is a good way to learn about the shadow puppets in Indonesia. A guide approached us and just began giving us a tour. It was interesting to learn more about how puppets intersect with the local culture. The tour was probably longer and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LMNO17
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Its located on Fatahillah Square in Kota Tua (Old Town). Very interesting to see all the puppets and masks displayed on the 2 floors. You can cool off on a hot day while enjoying the 2 and 3 dimensional Javanese puppets. The entrance is 5K....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gul C
Reviewed August 13, 2018

They have an amazing display of the traditional puppets. The entrance is just 5K for an adult. You can ask to have a guided tour, but just to walk around and to look at the masterfully made puppets is enough.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elzowczyna
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I had a wonderful time at the Wayang Museum- it's located on the big Fatahillah Square in Old Jakarta, near other museums that are worth a visit. My taxi driver didn't know the museum, so be sure to take the address with you. The museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank VivaMexicoLiz
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Wayang (puppetry) is at the core of Javanese culture. This may be the only museum dedicated to this art form anywhere. It’s a bit dusty and worn but still very much worth a visit. Give about 90 minutes.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place but then again, I’m a total nerd when it comes to any performing arts. The different puppets are fantastic and very well displayed. However, if you do not know anything about the Wayang art form, it’s a challange as there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carin N
Reviewed July 9, 2018

It was really great - i wandered into this museum and really enjoyed it. There was so much to see and it was a great place. I was not there for the show but would be good to time your visit for that if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carmel M
Reviewed July 1, 2018

This is a fascinating museum, with a large number of really beautiful and interesting puppets of various sorts, mostly Indonesian but also from around the rest of the world.The museum shop also sells some nice ones.

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 25, 2017|
Response from TheWestCountryNomad | Reviewed this property |
When I was at the museum, the curator was there and he was very informative about the exhibits. I suggest you either call the museum or turn up and ask to speak to him
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December 4, 2016|
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Response from carlbray | Reviewed this property |
I know some of the Museum guides do, ask for Pak Aldy