Indonesian Heritage Society Museum Tours

Indonesian Heritage Society Museum Tours

Indonesian Heritage Society Museum Tours
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Explore Indonesia without leaving Jakarta! Experience the archipelago in the company of a guide; see the treasures of the islands, and learn about diverse cultures. The Indonesian Heritage Society Tour guides give FREE highlight tours at the National Museum (Gedung Gajah) in English, French, Japanese, and Korean. English tours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 10:00 am and Thursday 1:30 pm, for more info visit our website. The tour is FREE but the Museum entrance fee is payable at the entrance Rp. 10,000,- See you at the Museum!
Jakarta, Indonesia

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2022

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Marta
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
We spent a super interesting time at the National Museum.
It was our first time there as family with young kids.
We thought the best way to enjoy the expositions was by asking for an Indonesia Heritage Society’s guide. We highly recommend it. By ourselves we would have been lost since the museum itself is quite big and full of documents, arts and objects from all around the archipelago.
When we booked we asked the guide to make the tour appropriate to our kids and she took care of them with kind attention throughout all her presentation, keeping their interest high with many stories and details, taking all of us in a fascinating journey throughoutIndonesia with knowledge and curiosity. Thank you very much, Valeria.
Written April 3, 2022
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Wiwien
Bandung, Indonesia98 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We had wonderful two hours tour guided by Gerda. She is quite knowledgeable about Indonesian history and the museum collection (although the museum just open a rearranged exhibits). She is a well-equipped guide. I particularly loved how she added insights from her broad knowledge of other countries situation. She made effort to engage people in the group to share experiences and thoughts. Since she had probably communicated with some of her guests she was super helpful in connecting the museum collection with the guests next trip in Indonesia. It is hard to find such a museum experience in Indonesia.
Written June 24, 2022
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JCtravels221
3 contributions
Jun 2022
Had a tour with the IHS volunteer Simran. She showed us all the highlights of the museum, from the map/languages of Indonesia, to the first piggy bank. The tour was about 1hr and you can stay longer if you wish. Our particular group had some kids and Simran was also very good with entertaining the kids with lots of patience.

The museum is definitely worth visiting, the tour can be very informative. And of course try to book Simran if you can XD
Written July 13, 2022
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Chl
Jakarta, Indonesia18 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We have a wonderful visit with my family from French. 6 Adults and 2 young teenagers. Our guide, Gerda, has been incredible with her religious and mystical stories, involving the kids and focusing on the richness of the Indonesian culture.
We spent 1 and a half hour enjoying our time in the museum and listening with huge interest our guide.
The museum is a jewel, very well renovated and with a well presented exhibition of objects.
The ihs guides are all so competent and with their own special hint (it was my 4th tour, 4th guide).
This is a must do for anyone living here or visiting Indonesia!
Written August 30, 2022
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Stephanie P
1 contribution
May 2022
What a delightful tour of the renovated Museum National. The collection is so large that multiple visits are required. Simran was a terrific guide who provided ample information highlighted selected pieces in the museum. I look forward to future visits with Simran and friends and family. Stephanie
Written May 19, 2022
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Sandra W
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Today we visited the National
museum and were very happy that a guide for an English tour was there. Our volunteer guide explained so much about the religions, the history, symbols and made connections between the different parts of the museum. Walking without guide would result in missing these background information. Very happy we could join!! Thank you Kilian!
Written December 7, 2022
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SiWoles_BikeRental
Yogyakarta13 contributions
Jun 2022
We've been hearing IHS for a long time. Several years ago, we tried to join the tour, but it wasn't a full one because we jumped in the middle of the tour. However, on 16 June 2022, we finally joined in a full tour with one of the IHS's tour guide,

Bu Gerda. Bu Gerda guided us for almost two hours. For us, this was a pleasant experience because Bu Gerda took us to explore the history of Indonesia, starting with the inscription that came from the early kingdom in the archipelago, the sculptures from classic era to the remains of the Islamic era. We didn't just get information but also got influenced by Bu Gerda's spirit.

Bu Gerda presented the stories of the selected collections in an interesting way, using analogies, sometimes dressing them with criticism, and often using humour. The way Bu Gerda told us about National Museum's collection shows that she really loves these collections. For those who have Indonesian ID cards, this is truly a slap in the face. Thank you, Bu Gerda and IHS for a great and very memorable tour.
Written July 10, 2022
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trampatour
28 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Dennis guides us for almost 2 hours in a trip through the history and culture of Indonesia, its religions, it’s stories.
The visit would not be the same!
The museum has an extensive collection and having someone highlighting the masterpieces was key.
Thanks so much!
Written August 18, 2022
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Jan D K
7 contributions
Aug 2022
When we arrived at the museum, we were able to join an English tour that just had started for free. Quite quickly we realised that it was really worth it to follow our guide Gerda around the museum. Not only did she know so much about Indonesian (and other) cultures, we would've been lost in the museum filled with interesting artefacts without her knowledge. If you can, follow a guide (especially Gerda!). There's so much to discover, but you'll overlook a lot without a guide. This was the best activity we did in Jakarta!
Written August 15, 2022
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Ahmed Nawar
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
We were lucky to meet Gerda, our lovely tour guide. She took us on an extremely interesting 120 minutes tour through the National Museum. She’s very much educated about the cultures, eras and histories. Really loved the tour with Gerda.
Written September 13, 2022
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