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National Museum
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Private Antique Tour in Jakarta
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Private Tour: Half-Day National Museum and Old Harbour Tour from Jakarta
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Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch
Ranked #5 of 276 things to do in Jakarta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.
Reviewed 15 August 2013

It's worth-seeing when you come to Jakarta. The museum shows the history and culture of Indonesia so in my opinion it is a must-see for people from Europe or the USA. I regret the collection of sculptures it not bigger and I think that the museum should be renowated soon - many monuments are located outside the building. I recommend to visit it with a guide.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Back to this place after more than 30yrs ago. Many improvement they made. Include the parking lot in the basement area. Lots of surprise with very cheap entrance fee. They classify a variety of objects such as location, historical ages, traditional home, weaving room, etc. The new building is located next to the old building is also very good. Not creepy at all. Very proud of the museum's collection, which reflects how richly Indonesian culture is.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

good thing of this museum is the collections is complete, from stone, artefact until gold collections. There is new building you should visit showing gold collections. In the other side map or signage is not complete compare to overseas museum such as british museum

Thank Mohammad Y
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

You will feel proud of this museum, simply because they have preserved Indian (Hindu) stone sculptures so well. If you are a lover of Indian art & history you will be amazed to see Ganeshas, Shiva, Lingas, Garudas, Shakti and various stone images intricately carved and well preserved here.
Though Indonesia is an Islamic country it has preserved its non-Islamic past in such a fantastic way, its a great lesson to learn from this island nation... truly secular!

1  Thank hrbilgi
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Jakarta is not a tourist-friendly city to say the least. But this museum makes your stay there worth it. Really interesting exhibits with a legend in English for most items. You will spend a lot of informative time there, and the entrance fee is ridiculously low.

The visit is only spoiled by the fact that museum is badly maintained, and you cannot but feel sorry for the conditions in which the precious art is kept. In some rooms the moisture makes it difficult to breathe!

I do hope the museum gets better maintenance in the future, and would highly encourage you to visit.

3  Thank Ikki_A
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