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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.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big wide open rooms displaying various artefacts. The displays are static, the is no room for anything interactive. Bit boring tbh.

Thank Barsiewars
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great although only one wing opened but its quite fantastic, and have 4 flours, the elephant statu on forecourt was so damn cool and so iconic

Thank Fairuz H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large and diverse country like Indonesia certainly deserves at least one modern museum that helps showcase its cultures and history in a more comprehensive way. There are some interesting exhibits but the overall presentation reminds of some provincial museum from 1970s. There is a...More

Thank Pasha K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am spoiled by the Museum of Natural History in New York City. I know that I should not compare, but the entire National Museum in Jakarta would fit in one wing in the Museum of Natural History. However, what I saw was really good,...More

Thank Albert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of hours taking in the exhibitions in the open part of the museum. There was quite a bit on pre-historic times and evolution including the various famous findings in Java. Other parts covered a whole range of Indonesian cultural and historic...More

Thank 1313RichardD1313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So when we went it was undergoing renovations. Only one wing was open, thats about 4 floors of stuff but its not bad. I'd like to share that if you take a taxi or grab there, please make sure they drop you of at the...More

Thank harryzain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The morning we chose to go there was a free guided tour by a Dutch lady who was fantastic. She had lived in the city for some years and was knowledgeable and entertaining. She was so good that we overan our time, but she did...More

Thank lagoon08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum only had one building open when I visited. Building B was open; building A may be closed for a while based on its looks. I recommend starting at the top floor and working your way down as the top floors have jewels and...More

Thank Worldismyoyster1070
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 14 December 2017 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

2  Thank Maartje V
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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.