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Museum Wayang

Jln. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good49%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“puppet show” (15 reviews)
“gift shop is” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jln. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Indonesia has a very rich tradition of puppetry, particularly shadow puppets and the wooden puppets. This museum is dedicated to displaying a significant collection of puppets from the various cultural areas of Indonesia and also ones from further afield which have been gifted. The museum...More

2  Thank Michele H
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

A large group of us visited on a Saturday morning. Wayang museum is superb! Beautiful and the puppets are just amazing. 2 floors and a range of puppets from Vietnamese water puppets to punch and Judy. Thai, Indian and French puppets too! Some are pretty...More

Thank JH72
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The Wayang Museum is near Taman Fatahillah in the heart of old Jakarta. The Museum is quite fascinating, especially if you have an interest in the wayang, which is usually translated as "shadow play." The wayang kulit is so called because the puppets are made...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Museum Wayang is housed in a former protestant Dutch church and that adds to the ambience. Great collection. Our guide was very knowledgeable and apparently travels with his Wayang group to many places in the world. Museum Wayang is closed on Sunday.

2  Thank Frans d
Reviewed 23 December 2015

there is a good selection of puppets here and maybe they could take some display advice from the bank of Indonesian, its charm is that it is not too modern though for such a traditional art. i agree with other comments that they need to...More

1  Thank Tatty_Rascal
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This museum has one of the best collections of puppets from different parts of Indonesia as well as from China, India, Vietnam, and even some from Europe. I just wished that the museum should be renovated and the puppets to be enclosed in a more...More

1  Thank ArtSax
Reviewed 8 December 2015

it's good when visitors know sometijng about the wayan. Then you see and understand more of the visit.

Thank LouenStephan
Reviewed 6 December 2015

They have a beautiful collection of Wayang but this museum is so poorly lit and they are poorly displayed. This is so important to the Indonesian culture but the museum doesn't get it right. Also beware you will be accosted by a tour guide who...More

Thank DMak95
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We were greeted with a big smile at the door and given a tour with the history and lots of information about all the puppets in the museum and a little history about the area too. We then went into the theatre where we saw...More

1  Thank KathnDan
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I had high hopes for this museum but left very disappointed. The Wayang culture is so important to the history of Indonesia and this museum doesn't do it justice. Many of the exhibits were poorly maintained and ill lit. A curator is desperately needed. Also...More

Thank ZofeMom
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25 June 2017|
Response from TheWestCountryNomad | Reviewed this property |
When I was at the museum, the curator was there and he was very informative about the exhibits. I suggest you either call the museum or turn up and ask to speak to him
victoryaa r
5 December 2016|
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Response from carlbray | Reviewed this property |
I know some of the Museum guides do, ask for Pak Aldy