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Fine Arts & Ceramics Museum (Balai Seni Rupa)

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Building more interesting than the exhibits

Paid to look inside this interesting old Colonial building now converted to one of many museums in... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
United Kingdom
Interesting building

It's only IR5000 (about $US0.35) to visit this museum on the main square of the old town and the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.
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Jln. Fatahillah Taman 2 | Pinangsia Village, Taman Sari, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16907062
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Paid to look inside this interesting old Colonial building now converted to one of many museums in Kota Tua. The interior contained works that had information only in Bahasa Indonesian, greatly limiting any interest. The building resembled an abandoned European building , and looked tired...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Boudin882
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Indonesia deserves better than this. The displays were poorly designed, poorly labeled (if at all!) and often dirty or in bad shape. There is some cool stuff in there and it's super cheap, so sure, I'd recommend you take a look, but don't have high...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank clarissar
Reviewed 16 February 2018

It's only IR5000 (about $US0.35) to visit this museum on the main square of the old town and the price does really reflect the poor quality of what's on show. The building is more interesting than the exhibits for sure, but there are some very...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 7 February 2018

An OK place. Much like other government museums in Indonesia, this place is run down, the collections are badly presented with few English explanations, and no A/C. There are plans to improve the place but judging from how faded the pictures from the announcement party...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank earth-is-home-com
Reviewed 24 January 2018

At first I visited this museum just to rest and do not expect much, but this turned out to be a pleasant visit. I started to understand that a ceramic (and also other art objects) is not just an object but also there is a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bambang L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This museum is located on the western side of the Fatahillah Square. The building was built in 1870. It is another example of colonial architecture. The museum was previously the office of the Jakarta Museum and History official and before that it was the Mayor...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Actually its good, maybe need some sign n keep up the cleanliness. Its complete and very precious, we need to give more service with that

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank VellyHoo
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I asked for a tour guide and was given one hitch was a big help as little is in English. They actually have a quite good collection which is generally poorly displayed, curated and lit. Still worth a visit as there are a lot of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank guym299
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Surprised at how well curated the collections are now. Interesting survey of various periods in Indonesia's history as seen thru art. Really liked the Majapahit era pottery.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank arthurjunior
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great location near Kota Train Station, great collection too. Some times, some painting were lending for another exhibition. Old building but nice and clean.

Date of experience: January 2017
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