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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 good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“new wing” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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+62 21 3447778
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"new wing"
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"indonesian history"
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"heritage society"
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"elephant statue"
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"stone sculptures"
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"treasure room"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"ethnic groups"
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"nice collection"
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"musical instruments"
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"on display"
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"school children"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed today via mobile

the museum is very clean and nice. there are so many collections from indonesia's prehistoric times until indonesia's modern times. the local guide told us the stories about the collections with interesting and easy to understand explanations. i think that the 4th floor is interesting,...More

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Reviewed today

A lot of historical and attractive artefact we can see there. it has a large collection of cultural objects from all over the archipelago, Including the collection of statues, inscriptions derived from the kingdom and other cultural objects of art and culture as well as...More

Thank Darrel S
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Reviewed today via mobile

This museum is one of the best museum i've seen so far. It features Ancient gold artifacts to bones from perhsitoric Humans .The facility that they have are also pretty nice. This museum is a must to visit if you are considering to go to...More

Thank Vincent M
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is suitable for various circles. Many rooms that have an interesting history for the visitors. Not forgetting in every room has a different history. Starting from the entrance we can see the elephant statue as a symbol of this museum.

Thank JeniferValentine
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To see here on the four floors are antiquity items including miniature house models (in traditional wooden designs), a big weighing scale (with a big wooden block on each side), some big rocks with carvings or writings on them, some ancient weaponries like daggers &...More

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to both this museum and the history museum which are essentially the same. Chronological presentation is no longer enough for visitors to learn anything. There are no ideas as to curation. Someone needs to combine and distinguish these two museums. If I had...More

Thank KSL13
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I rarely visited the museum because most museums in Indonesia are not well managed. But National Museum is exception. I think all museums in Indonesia should have minimum standards like this museum so the can attract more tourist to visit. In this museum, you can...More

Thank Vina V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a great time at this museum. The local guide was super friendly and i gained a lot of useful information. I had a lot of fun learning about Indonesia's history and the service there was also great!

Thank Freaky F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

very exciting, clean, interesting, can add insight, there are many important explanations, and there also makes the visitors comfortable and not hot

Thank Menti L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was fun visit,there so clean and the collections neatly arranged,its not boring,make people happy to go there

Thank Liu M
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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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