National Museum

National Museum, Jakarta: Hours, Address, National Museum Reviews: 4/5

National Museum
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Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Awadhesh kumar M
Madhubani, India86 contributions
Mar 2020
This is the best example of preserving Heritage. Being a Muslim country, it has preserved its history through outstanding sculptures. For the first time in my life, I saw the sculpture of Sage August. We will be able to see a lot of local traditional stuff as well as astounding painting in the museum.
Written 19 September 2020
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Stefan O
Malmö, Sweden784 contributions
Mar 2020
Nationalmuseet Jakarta looks great from the outside! With its white Big Look it reminds of the White house!
Written 30 March 2020
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Ivo Carneiro De Sousa
Macau, China146 contributions
Nov 2019
The National Museum is a referential place for understanding the cultural mosaic of Indonesia and its complicated past merging Hindu-Buddhist traditions, Chinese trade, Muslim invasions, and the first historical contacts with Portuguese in the early 16th century, after that the Dutch colonial process that built up Batavia. The visitor is surprised at the museum entry with the Portuguese "padrão" (a stone column) with the arms of King Manuel (1495-1521), celebrating the treaty of Sunda Kelapa. Then, when you enter the large rooms and corridors of the museum, we are astonished by the vast amount of Hindu monuments, precious ceramics, woodcrafts, and textiles. It takes hours to construct an organized visual memory of all these thousands of objects. And this is the main problem of the National Museum: it still follows old 19th-century repositories of massive collections of all objects about historical cultures. The museum needs to select only some moving artifacts and use them to highlight us on the unique history of Java and later Indonesia. More virtual information and activities for children and teens are needed.
Written 14 March 2020
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Thair A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates49 contributions
Jan 2020
Nice place to visit to know about Indonesia history and who life changed by time , There are many sections for different periods life.
Written 3 March 2020
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Seasondtraveller
Paris4,347 contributions
Feb 2020
Maybe it's because several sections were closed, and the advertised guided tour was cancelled, but this museum doesn't do justice at all to Indonesia's rich culture and arts. It is a caricature of a poorly designed old-fashioned museum, with very few beautiful artefacts. Moreover, none of the pieces are properly displayed. Entrance fee for foreigners: 10000 Rp.
Written 15 February 2020
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Peter T
Hawaii259 contributions
Jan 2020
Good to visit the Java Man I learned about in grade school, the museum is very large, I can easily spend a whole day here.
Written 24 January 2020
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Phyu Phyu
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar24 contributions
Sep 2019
I visited this museum but I don't find it's fascinating; You can see some paintings and some staffs from a shipwreck and it was just ok,
Written 19 January 2020
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Deri Agustafriandi
Jakarta, Indonesia7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
My son and I were amazed to see the history of this national museum.
my child knows what in this history.
I hope this history is maintained and not lost because it has to reach the next generation of Indonesian people.
Written 15 January 2020
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Jasmine L
Whangarei, New Zealand35 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
My family enjoyed our time at the Museum and found the tour informative and interesting. The guide picked 15 objects to discuss and it covered a big range of subjects.
Written 10 January 2020
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LadyGlobetrotter
Trondheim, Norway410 contributions
Dec 2019 • Business
The first floor is absolutely amazing with Hindu and Buddhist statues. Other floors were more about the culture and lifestyle also about the early humans who lived there. It was interesting and educational experience. I definitely recommend to take a tour for couple of hours there
Written 21 December 2019
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National Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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