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National Museum

Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As other reviewers have already mentioned, the museum is undergoing renovation, and only the modern wing is open. The 19th century building is being remodeled, and from the new wing we could see some workers doing woodwork on the older part. Because of the renovation...More

Thank ElleLaJolla
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I felt sad after visiting this museum. I've visited quite a lot of national museums, and I will always step out of the museum, thinking: 'Wow, this is a great country!' Unfortunately, I didn't have this feeling after visiting this museum. The museum didn't show...More

1  Thank Maartje V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The national museum was cool. Massive statues, neat art, and historical items adorned the small location, and drummers from Indonesia beat out a mean song for the low price of the place. However, it wasn't exactly well-curated. The section on Indonesia's history was a little...More

Thank Griff T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is incredible. But check the timings before touch go. When we visit, two of the main exhibits closed 30 minutes before the main closing time. Do your research.

Thank E B
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I found national museum fairly okay ! Not great as such .This place will definitely interest people who are keen about history and artefacts. I boarded the city tour bus from Grand Indonesia mall .( its free of cost ) and it will take you...More

Thank kaumudi b
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I thought a trip to this museum would be the perfect ending to my two months trip here across Indonesia. I thought it would be the national pride with the best “stuff” on display but sadly it represents national laziness instead. There must have been...More

1  Thank traveljeffOslo
Reviewed 7 November 2017

There is a lot to see in this museum about Indonesian culture and history; from prehistoric times until 20th century

Thank MickeydJ2016
Reviewed 4 November 2017

During my visit in October 2017, the museum was under renovation and the old wing which housed the main exhibits was closed and only the newer Gedung Arca building was open.

Thank ABligh
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was disappointed as I hadn't been told about the renovations and limited exhibitions but a limited experience is better than nothing.In a short transit trip to Jakarta, difficult to know what to prioritise, most advice said get of town, but I wanted to learn...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I was there for a few hours in the afternoon. The staff are super friendly and willing to answer any questions you may have (knowing a bit of Bahasa Indonesia will be helpful).

Thank LiniHarun29
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13 September 2016|
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Response from Sonny V | Reviewed this property |
From the Airport you can go directly to the the museum and the you can put your bag in the locker of the museum, there is a man in the next step of the ticket counter to put your bag. Must be count the time from the airport... More
20 June 2016|
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Response from michelacav2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the museum is kids friendly in terms of free spaces but if you mean "kids friendly" in terms of activity I think not. But the museum is really big and you can enjoy it.