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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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Typical a history museum, not a 'must visit'

This is typically a history museum which shows old stuff in glass cabinets. Literature, architecture, weapons; it all comes along. Is it interesting? Yes. Is it a shame if you... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is typically a history museum which shows old stuff in glass cabinets. Literature, architecture, weapons; it all comes along. Is it interesting? Yes. Is it a shame if you miss it? No.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting sections on Indonesian culture. The first few rooms are dedicated to sculptures you would see at Borobudur or Prmabanan but if you couldn't get there then this is the next best thing. Had a inventions section, batik cloth, musical instruments... it goes on. All had signs in English. School children may mob you for photos which I... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was seriously underwhelmed by the National Museum of Indonesia. I'm not sure if it's currently undergoing renovation, or if it's "ops normal," but half of the building was closed to the public. The half that was open seemed lacking, to say the least. Worth $.75 USD and 45 minutes of your time? I guess.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum, would need a little renovation, little bit organisation in order to have a logic in each room during the visitor journey. Also a little bit more explanation in english would be great.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was nothing special although there ware very nice music play at the entrance and some very interesting historical pictures of indonesia

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four floors of really old and dusty display cases and dodgy wooden models. Thankfully a new wing of the museum is being built and I hope that it will better illustration Indonesia’s treasures. Entry was only IDR10,000 (US 75cents).

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The parking is easy. Easy access. the collection of is quite good. could be better though. could be managed better and cleaner. The guides are ok.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance fee to this Museum is so cheap. At first building you will find alot of statue and so many traditional fabric or weapon. At second building (tall modern building) you will find a Gold Ancient Jewelry on 4th floor if i'm not mistaken. But some of collection are replicate (not original)

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Thank Yebe
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A building is closed for renovation now, so only went to B building. A bit dissapointed, as the lights and exponats are poor organized, as well as glass boxes dirty, its hard to see the details of exponats, information tags give just a little bit of info and sometimes even dont have english translation. B building have very less to... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go with my two daughter..im not the person who love history different with my 2 daughter hehhe..but i can share my story .. now i know its sooo amazing go to museum the place is clean...we can feel the atmosphere about my lovely country...history...come on guys...visit this museum too..

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