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National Museum

Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I could safely say Jakarta is lack of museum, and the renovation jobs of the National Museum in past years is breath of fresh air. A 4-story high building full of artefacts and historical items located in front of National Monument (Monas). It is a...More

Thank FarizPurnomosidhi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I think there are more pictures then actual artifacts. The artifacts are very nice but really lack English explanations. If they would just do a better job in explaining what we are seeing the experience could be that much better. Very spacious but the lack...More

Thank TheFoodCritique
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great historical value. 4 floors of items. Only 10000 rph less than a dollar. Spent 1.5 hrs viewing. Not very busy. do have a great music preview of Javanese musical instruments. Also each floor is dedicated to specific period both religious and historical. Only downside...More

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A museum in the heart of Jakarta. Very close to two other museums on the square. The place offers guided tours. There are many artefacts from the various years. A must see place suitable for all age groups

Thank fazandbaz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum consist of 3 part of building with more than 1.000 collections. It’s very interesting. And I like the collection at the 4th floor because it was made by gold.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum of Indonesia is amazing. I think that it worth your time to go there because they have an interesting collection and cheap admission. You can learn many different things there and you can ask for a local guide to help you if...More

Thank alexandrinahelen2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum is located in Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat 12, This Museum iv very interesting, In addition to attract this Museum is the largest in Southeast Asia. You can get a lot of knowledge about various histories.

Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this museum is one tourist destination in jakarta. in addition to fun, this museum can also increase knowledge. I like the collection on the 4th floor because the collection is made of genuine gold and ceramics. I highly recommend this museum if you coming to...More

Thank nerissaarviana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum of Indonesia is an archeological, historical, ethnological, and geographical museum located in Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fourth floor has some amazing pieces, but the rest of the museum is just okay. Cheap admission and right next to Indosat, which is convenient for foreigners buying a SIM card.

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drnthatte
14 September 2016|
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Response from Sonny V | Reviewed this property |
From the Airport you can go directly to the the museum and the you can put your bag in the locker of the museum, there is a man in the next step of the ticket counter to put your bag. Must be count the time from the airport... More
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J B
20 June 2016|
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Response from michelacav2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the museum is kids friendly in terms of free spaces but if you mean "kids friendly" in terms of activity I think not. But the museum is really big and you can enjoy it.
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