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National Museum

Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, 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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  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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"indonesian history"
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"heritage society"
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"stone sculptures"
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"treasure room"
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"nice collection"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum with our tourguide; the outside of the museum is nice, there is a stark contrast between the 'old' museum (temporary closed when we were there) and the modern new one right next door. Outside there are some interesting sculptures, so the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With so little to do and see in Jakarta, the National Museum comes near the top of the list of 'to do's' but it wouldn't be worth much of anyone's time anywhere else. Of the two main buildings, one is closed until July 2018. The...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering that there is not much to do in Jakarta, you should def go to Museum. They offered free English tours and we got a gold run down of the Indonesian culture and art. There was set up for kids making batik and you could...More

1  Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

at city centre. Jakarta lovely place to se happy faces enjoyed the trip place surrounded by tourist. nice museum.

Thank Shanawaz K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice external building but main of items exposed are not highlighted as they could (poor comment, lights are bad, ...) Only last floor with jewels is well done.

1  Thank Pascal J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is really more of an archaeological and anthropological museum, showing the visitor the evolution of the various cultures in Indonesia. If you want to see paintings then go to the National Gallery on the other side of Merdeka Square.

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems like a nice collection but badly organized and presented. Not really meant for foreigners. Not much in English and what there was was badly explained. Worse of all, there is no A/C. After 30 min of sweating in the hot building and getting annoyed...More

Thank earth-is-home-com
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally when you ask a Jakartan as a tourist where to go to see places of interest, they take some time to respond and even after naming some places to visit, hardly they name National Museum, Jakarta. Living and loving Jakarta for few years, I...More

Thank kumarp310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the National Museum. I was expecting something big. One of the building was closed. In the other one the glass are dirty, there is dust, the light are not enough diffuse. The only place that is more interesting, With better lights, the 4th...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restoring a building of this time is hugely expensive but necessary if this special character is to be retained. History needs to be kept from the modernisation that has ruined too many city’s ( e.g. Singapore ) These old buildings and character are wonderful and...More

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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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