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“good collection of artifacts”
Review of National Museum

National Museum
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Private Antique Tour in Jakarta
Ranked #5 of 270 things to do in Jakarta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.
Makati, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“good collection of artifacts”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

I was able to visit the National Museum of Jakarta and I appreciate the collection. The entrance fee for foreigners is 10000 Rupiah or about USD 1.00. The collection in the garden are sculptures that looked like it came from old temples. a must to visit when in JKT

Visited November 2011
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Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great way to learn about Indonesia”
Reviewed October 30, 2011

Centrally located in Jakarta, this museum showcases the history of Indonesia, from prehistoric man through the transportation and economics of today. Well laid-out. New section is air-conditioned. Be sure to stop by the treasury rooms on the second floor of the old section.

Visited October 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great overview on Indonesian culture”
Reviewed October 29, 2011

This museum houses thousands of hindu and Buddhist relics plus items collected all over the archiepelago. Get a guide as not all displays have English descriptions.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“You want to go back for a second visit!”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

For everybody who needs education about this beautiful archipelago. At the beginning of our train trip over Java and visit to Bail, we visited this museum. It has a lot to tell about the country and her diversity of ethnic groups, cultural traditions and history. Very interesting items from Iran Jaya to be seen here. There is a lot of information and impressions to digest, also in the new part of the museum where the remains of the Java men can be seen. After our trip, with all the new experiences of Java and Bali we had the feeling that we needed to go back to the museum to understand better what is displayed there. I would recommend this museum highly.

Visited September 2011
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

What this museum lacks in comfort and organization, it more than makes up for in its treasures and other interesting holdings. Try to visit when one of the very knowledgeable Indonesian Heritage Society volunteer guides is scheduled to be on hand (email museumtours@heritagejkt.org for further information).

The museum has two main parts. One is a rambling corridor of pieces from across the archipelago, including masks and traditional garments. The other is a more modern facility that's not so well-lit or organized or visited.

The main attraction, in my view, is the room of jewels, at the top of the modern building, where you'll find exquisite gold and other precious metals on display.

Visited March 2011
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