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

This is a nice museum that has an excellent collection of cultural objects from peoples from all over the Indonesian archipelago. My primary complaint is that only part of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The National Museum boasts a wide array of historical displays and artefacts ranging from before and after Independence. It is definitely a great place for visitors who are not exactly familiar with the Indonesian background and wish to explore deeper into her rich heritage and culture. The exhibition, which constitues of 2 main buildings, features a variety of archaeologic, prehistoric... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Difficult to find using Apple Maps, which gives directions to the National Gallery. Has innumerable artifacts that provide a quick introduction to Indonesian life and culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the museum and all the statues and ancient hir=story of Indonesia and the attractions and wall posts about stories of history

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place for people who love to go about history and other stuff. It speaks of Indonesian past culture & history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice collection but the lights are very poor and make it almost impossible to enjoy the beautifull items

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Hobart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb exhibition/survey of the many cultures and tribal groups which make ip the islands of Indonesia. There are extensive displays of Bali, Java, Sulaweisi, Papua, West Papua, Aceh, Sumatra as well as many others. The breadth of the collection is exraordinary and there is a lot to take in. Definitely worth a few hours.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice museum that has an excellent collection of cultural objects from peoples from all over the Indonesian archipelago. My primary complaint is that only part of the museum is air conditioned.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is really huge, also called as Museum Gajah, easy to reach because our public transportation such as Bus can stop in front of this museum. Many things from the history, culture, art and many other knowledges about Indonesia could find in here

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

National Museum of Indonesia is one of the biggest museum in Southeast Asian. The items is very complete and explain well. Recommended!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is huge! If you really wanna explore and read everything on the descriptions, I think you would need more than 3 hours. The display isn't just one type, like just displaying Indonesian history before independence or some sort. They have many kinds of display. From art, to history. If you're a museum lover, you would really have to... More 

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