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Address: Jln. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets...

This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.

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Indonesia has always been closely associated with the art of Wayang kulit. But what actually is Wayang Kulit? At this place you can trace back the ancient history of this art as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Indonesia has always been closely associated with the art of Wayang kulit. But what actually is Wayang Kulit? At this place you can trace back the ancient history of this art as well as to see the different varieties there is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For me the place is too small to cover all the good wayangs, but somehow they made it big enough to fit all the important characters.

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Thank Karl A
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several Puppet collection from Indonesia and several foreign country. At weekend usually there is a Wayang Kulit (Puppet Shadow) performance for free, but you need to pay for Museum Entrance (do not worry is CHEAP), closed on Monday (all Museum in Indonesia closed on MONDAY)

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Thank Yebe
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This museum is well worth the time to see. Puppetry or Wayang in bahasa is a big part of their culture. It is used to tell a few very important stories about Hindi gods and goddesses. This museum shows the two major types of puppetry found in Indonesia. The signage is decent so you can get a good sense of... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This museum is hiding nearby Jakarta History Museum. The Puppet Museum Whose shares are thousands of the most beautiful and the high art of Indonesia. And also with puppets from around the world on display. Good value for tickets. Very impressed don't miss. พิพิธภัณฑ์แห่งนี้ซ่อนตัวอยู่ใกล้ๆ พิพิธภัณฑ์ประวัติศาสตร์จาการ์ต้า เป็นพิพิธภัณฑ์หุ่น ที่มีหุ่นเป็นหมื่นตัว สวยงามมาก เป็นศิลปะชั้นสูงของอินโดนีเซีย และยังมีหุ่นจากทั่วโลกจัดแสดงด้วย คุ้มค่าคุ้มราคาตั๋วเข้าชม รู้สึกประทับใจมาก ไม่ควร พลาดด้วยประการทั้งปวง

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

interesting to visit, and really cheap! you don't always have all the information in english but you can do without it!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Good museum, but only partially air-conditioned. Not well lit. Very little English description. Has a good collection.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We visited here as part of a visit to Cafe Batavia. The puppet collection is large and although it focuses on Indonesian puppets it does also feature puppets from around the world. Although there are explanatory signs in English which was a pleasant surprise, the display of the puppets and lighting could be hugely improved. Worth a one off visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The museum is kind of cute. With only Rp 5000 ( 50 cents), one can explore the 2-storey building to see some sample of different kind of wayang (puppet) from different regions of Indonesia. The room is quite cool with the help of working air conditioner. I went there on a Saturday and was not too crowded. They can benefit... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

When you read "Museum Wayang" you might think it is a museum for Indonesian Puppet. Either it is "Wayang Kulit" or "Wayang Golek". But we are lucky enough to have a guide who are so pleasant. He is our private photographer, guide with perfect knowledge of the museum. The building was a church with some headstone of Dutch people in... More 

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