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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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“new wing” (24 reviews)
“elephant statue” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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

Thank traveljeffOslo
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank MickeydJ2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortuntely, only a small part of the museum's collections were accessible in September 2017, as works were in progress

Thank GypsyKingBrussels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently under renovation, this place has collection of over 4000 items, the largest in Indonesia, and only 15% were put on display. The "Old Wing " or Gedung Gajah / Elephant building was built in the 1862 the Dutch East Indies purposely as museum and...More

Thank Lilis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But we had a guide. That helped a lot to understand the exhibits. We could have read the explanations but without our guide, the visit would have taken more than 3 hours

Thank denis
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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.

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