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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Note to fellow visitors 1. The museum has two buildings, one with old sculptures is closed for renovations till August 2018 2. The open building close it's exibit at 3:30pm so plan accordingly. Lots of items are displayed but either information is missing or only...More

Thank Girish D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it's good, but toilet should be improved. And hope to see more cultural things and probably add some occasional performance to keep the tourist interested

Thank joanne r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was undergoing some renovations while we were there, the museum displays were still informative and worth viewing. Gold upstairs was the highlight of tour.

Thank Michael_jib
Reviewed 1 week ago

Air conditioned museum. Cheap. Informative with displays and information boards in Indonesian and English. Non-interactive. Information about the development of Indonesia - at times basic explaining simple human interactions. Aimed for school children.

Thank LeahCUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the museum is very convenient as it sits in the heart of Jakarta with many attractions within walking distance. The museum is well kept and clean, however the exhibitions and displays are poorly maintained and have a serious termite problem as many...More

Thank LucyATK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building and well laid out art and antiques and furniture. Beautiful old floor boards and natural light makes for nice photos. Gives a good insight into the history and culture

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tou will find Indonesian artefac from pre historic era through to fredom war era. Many statue from hindu and budhist kingdom until republic era.

Thank rolloverbeethoven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was not totally open. Three floors. The first two are really dirty and dark. The glass windows protecting every piece must have been cleaned months ago ! On the third floor, there are some gold royal pieces which are very interesting but you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the city for a business meeting. Spent about 2 hours with a coworker walking through the first 3 floors of the museum. The 4th floor "treasure room" was apparently closed the day/time we were there. It was worth every minute. We just strolled through...More

Thank erskine t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit with kiddos, so they can learn and interested in history.. Well maintained, clean, and using air conditioner.. So the kids enjoy walking around the museum.. And we can use escalator /lift to reach higher floor.. Which rarely found in Indonesian museum...More

Thank Erni I
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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
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.