National Museum
National Museum
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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Temporarily Closed In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • mel7155
    Singapore, Singapore891 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decent museum for artefacts and pricing
    A relatively decent museum for US$2 entry fee . So for the price, can’t complain in terms of presentation of the artifacts . Museum does a decent attempt in highlighting the historical, ethnicity, cultural and pre-history aspect of the country in a cheap and affordable price as possible for the mainly local tourists . It does serve its purpose and would be a typical average museum flu d anywhere around the world . Items are not world standard , but it is decent nevertheless .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Mirza Rizky J
    Indonesia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum Nasional.
    Pengalaman yang menyenangkan saat mengunjungi musium Nasional. didalamnya terdapat arsip lengkap tidak hanya sejarah budaya Indonesia, namun beragam sejarah lainnya. bukan sekedar area edukasi namun juga sebagai saksi sejarah Indonesia yang mengantarkan kita untuk memahami Indonesia lebih dalam.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • oscar u
    Kigali Province, Rwanda226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Similarity of Civilization Asia, Africa and Europe.
    Museums function as educational establishments preserving our cultural heritage. It was a perfect occasion to immerse myself in hands-on experiences that brought to life the theoretical history lessons I acquired in high school, encompassing everything from Darwin's theory of life's origins to the evolution of civilizations. The central message conveyed is that, upon examining the development of civilizations, from hunting and ironworking to pottery, agriculture, and modern society. We come to recognize the fundamental similarities shared by all human beings. The National Museum of Indonesia serves as a showcase of such commonalities between Asian and African civilizations
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 July 2023
  • o_kameswara
    Jakarta, Indonesia107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit for History Enthusiasts.
    Providing a vast collection of artefacts to explore and study the richness of culture and history of Indonesia since its ancient times. Showing us how great and beautiful this country is, with its huge diversity of culture, ethnicity, and language. All inside a beautiful well-preserved colonial era building.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Leana G
    Finland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge with many think to see
    This is one of the best museums I’ve been to! The people's who lived in Jakarta, they call the museum as Museum Gajah or elephant museum. This museum containing prehistoric ,archaelogy, ceramic, ethnography, history and geography.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, Arizona1,911 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Museum with many Artifacts of Indonesia's Culture and History
    The National Museum of Indonesia provides visitors with an insight into Indonesia’s long history in cultural heritage from prehistoric days up to today. The museum houses an impressive collection of many artifacts covering Indonesia’s Prehistory, Archaeology, Ethnography, Geography and Historical Relics. The Museum provides a good starting place to get a feeling of Indonesian culture prior to traveling through the countryside.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,911 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The National Museum of Indonesia provides visitors with an insight into Indonesia’s long history in cultural heritage from prehistoric days up to today. The museum houses an impressive collection of many artifacts covering Indonesia’s Prehistory, Archaeology, Ethnography, Geography and Historical Relics. The Museum provides a good starting place to get a feeling of Indonesian culture prior to traveling through the countryside.
Written 16 October 2023
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Zsuzsa.Guide
Targu Secuiesc, Romania222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Very nice museum in Indonesia. You can visit in 2 hours to explore some of the cultural heritage- sculptures, pictures, information about the country's tribes, people& language
Written 20 August 2023
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o_kameswara
Jakarta, Indonesia107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Providing a vast collection of artefacts to explore and study the richness of culture and history of Indonesia since its ancient times. Showing us how great and beautiful this country is, with its huge diversity of culture, ethnicity, and language. All inside a beautiful well-preserved colonial era building.
Written 11 August 2023
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Hudsonmccraw
Virginia Beach, VA2,701 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Overall, I enjoyed the museum and seeing in detail the exhibits and artifacts as it pertains to Indonesian history. I found it to be intriguing and feel anyone who is a history buff ought to visit.
Written 8 August 2023
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oscar u
Kigali Province, Rwanda226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Museums function as educational establishments preserving our cultural heritage. It was a perfect occasion to immerse myself in hands-on experiences that brought to life the theoretical history lessons I acquired in high school, encompassing everything from Darwin's theory of life's origins to the evolution of civilizations. The central message conveyed is that, upon examining the development of civilizations, from hunting and ironworking to pottery, agriculture, and modern society. We come to recognize the fundamental similarities shared by all human beings. The National Museum of Indonesia serves as a showcase of such commonalities between Asian and African civilizations
Written 20 July 2023
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore891 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A relatively decent museum for US$2 entry fee . So for the price, can’t complain in terms of presentation of the artifacts .

Museum does a decent attempt in highlighting the historical, ethnicity, cultural and pre-history aspect of the country in a cheap and affordable price as possible for the mainly local tourists .

It does serve its purpose and would be a typical average museum flu d anywhere around the world . Items are not world standard , but it is decent nevertheless .
Written 2 July 2023
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Callista Ramira
Jakarta, Indonesia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
A museum not too far from Monas (National Monument). They have lots of collections of artifacts and statues related to Indonesian history. Jeweleries, clothes, transportations, they have it all.
They offer tour guides in English, French, Japanese and Korean. This might be a bit boring for toddlers or kids, because it took me ±4 hours to travel and observe their collection while my 8yo brother is bored to death.
I recommend you to come early (they open at 8 a.m.), because it could get quite crowded during weekends.
Written 20 May 2023
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Joffaboy_66
Melbourne, Australia86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Not usually a Museum fan, but this was great. In a beautifully restored colonial building (I would say Dutch) laid out beautifully, had a great introduction to Indonesia and its history, its various etnhicities and languages and cultures.
Written 8 February 2023
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purti
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I love history. I love museum.
Museum Nasional Indonesia surprisingly keep some interesting and wonderful artifacts. And now the whole museum has been rearranged, become more interesting
Written 28 December 2022
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Margaretha H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
The museum provides free English tour - the guide was super friendly and had a lot of things to share about Indonesian history. The museum contains Indonesian heritage from the various ethnics and tribes, highly recommend if you want to know more about Indonesian history but from a single place!
Written 26 December 2022
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