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Address: Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 21 3447778
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Complete collections

We/I brought so many guests here and everybody said very complete and represent all of Indonesian tribes, traditions, cultures. And also many old statues to show us how wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a compact museum but with lots of interesting artifacts. The old wing is under reconstruction but still lots of interesting things to see in the new wing. The treasure room is amazing.

Thank Haliuna
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with foreigner, they charge 5k for local, and 10k for foreigner. We were using Uber instead of driving, some friend of mine told me the parking lot is usually packed and the parking lot is hard to find. Half of it still under renovation for unspecified period of time. To be honest I'm expecting more for National... More 

Thank Suci Y
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All I could say is this museum is too small to be named national museum, small building with very limited collection.

Thank Tommy W
Jakarta, Indonesia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to attend the theatrical performance, showed regularly once a month. Surprisingly my kid was excited to see all the displays in museum, the story, the replicas. It was not a boring place, but amusing to kids. Also, it is not quiet at all. Teenagers were also enjoying the collections. Ticket price is cheap. 1 adult and 1 kid... More 

Thank Mommydive
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two problems with this museum. One it took us 40 minutes to drive the 6 kilometers to get there (terrible traffic) and two - half of it is closed for renovation. The half we did see was very good. The displays are nicely laid out and there's plenty of information about the history (and pre-history) of Indonesia if... More 

Thank AndyK61
Denpasar, Indonesia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We/I brought so many guests here and everybody said very complete and represent all of Indonesian tribes, traditions, cultures. And also many old statues to show us how wonderful Indonesia with his great Hindu's religion! and many others... Love it

Thank bmtour2016
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving in Indonesia, I was told by many locals that something that makes Indonesia special is its harmony in its diversity. The moment that statement really hit me was when I stood in the museum looking at a map of the different ethnicities of Indonesia. Although it's not the most updated museum, its collection allows you to understand the complexities... More 

1 Thank Pris L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum provided history from pre-historic, Hinduism, Buddhism, collonial n a lot more. You can find new knowledge from historic things.

Thank joycemeilanita
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can see the development of the indonesia culture in the museum plus you undestand better the indonesia people

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Too bad the old wing was under renovation, I believe the collection would have been more extensive. As for the new wing, you must not miss the 4th floor (assess by lift) which houses unearthed gold collection. The sculpture at the entrance is beautiful.

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