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National Museum

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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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Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12 | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is great experience during my visit this museum. The people's who lived in Jakarta, they call the museum as Gedung Gajah or elephant building. This museum containing prehistoric ,archaelogy,ceramic,ethnography,history and geography. Situated in Merdeka Barat Street 12 Central Jakarta, Admission fee Adult IDR 5.000,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank radjaholic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the story of indonesia is very interesting and long lasting ,dated back to paleolithic period, where Java men was discovered. the collection about prehistoric period is too scarced with only pictures and maps, depicting how important of java, sumatra islands as human early inhabitants. the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry fee is 5000 IDR for locals (less for children) and 10,000 IDR for foreigners. Backpacks are not allowed inside the museum so you must leave it in a locker, learned this the hard way when a security guard "hunted me down" after I was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mary J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting to discover the history of Indonesia from the visit. Especially the architecture of housing from the past. Actually, I was expecting more to be seen.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EricSH2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found Indonesian history and treasure starting Majapahit Kingdom to current and also collection from Indonesian tribe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertpram
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful and well-explained artifacts. Would highly recommend checking the schedule for tours beforehand. They offer FREE tours in various languages including English and French, and can even be arranged in other languages provided it’s done prior to arrival. Tour guides provide excellent insight and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Faatima C
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Museum Nasional (or National Museum) is located in the capital city of Indonesia. The locals called the museum as "Museum Gajah (Elephant Museum) because the elephant statue in front of the building (the statue was a gift from the king of Thailand). The museum is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank lizhajavellin
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

An excellent museum by any standard. One of the best attractions in Jakarta. Centrally located. Good air conditioning. Not crowded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z6667AndrewSaldanha
Reviewed 22 December 2018

Not sure if all the exhibits were original or copies of originals - it was hard to tell. Supposedly one of the skulls was a Homo Floriensis (the Hobbit people). Good collection of paleolithic to early bronze age materials. Nice older colonial building re-purposed for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

National museum of jakarta is one of the place where you can find all important collection of Indonesia and learn culture of Indonesia. It has two buildings one is old and other is new. Old building has places all sculptures a Found at different places...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.