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Address: Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 21 3447778
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would...

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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Excellent collection, poor air conditioning

This is a nice museum that has an excellent collection of cultural objects from peoples from all over the Indonesian archipelago. My primary complaint is that only part of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the museum and all the statues and ancient hir=story of Indonesia and the attractions and wall posts about stories of history

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place for people who love to go about history and other stuff. It speaks of Indonesian past culture & history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice collection but the lights are very poor and make it almost impossible to enjoy the beautifull items

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A superb exhibition/survey of the many cultures and tribal groups which make ip the islands of Indonesia. There are extensive displays of Bali, Java, Sulaweisi, Papua, West Papua, Aceh, Sumatra as well as many others. The breadth of the collection is exraordinary and there is a lot to take in. Definitely worth a few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice museum that has an excellent collection of cultural objects from peoples from all over the Indonesian archipelago. My primary complaint is that only part of the museum is air conditioned.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Museum is really huge, also called as Museum Gajah, easy to reach because our public transportation such as Bus can stop in front of this museum. Many things from the history, culture, art and many other knowledges about Indonesia could find in here

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

National Museum of Indonesia is one of the biggest museum in Southeast Asian. The items is very complete and explain well. Recommended!!!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is huge! If you really wanna explore and read everything on the descriptions, I think you would need more than 3 hours. The display isn't just one type, like just displaying Indonesian history before independence or some sort. They have many kinds of display. From art, to history. If you're a museum lover, you would really have to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely well curated museum with outstanding displays Free English language tours available at nominated times Definitely worth more than one visit An excellent example for other museums in Jakarta to follow

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While waiting for the museum to reopen after their noon prayer time, we came across the Free Batik Painting Class at the new Section of this museum. We learned how to batik paint and ended up buying our finished product for 75,000 rupiahs. We started our visit at the old section of the museum where various antique sculptures of Hindus... More 

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