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Address: Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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+62 21 3447778
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would...

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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The different hall give the impression that the istry of Indonesia stretches way back for some millenia, its peoples from a vastly diverse area. One can't help feeling there is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Loved my visit to this museum, and could have stayed much longer than I had planned - all day in fact. The building is very attractive - the entrance area being in the old colonial style building and the collection housed in both the old and new adjoining building. As you entre the museum deals with the early history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Nice collection, lot of good learning. Lovely location too. Must visit for a second time. Amazing and all the best.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The different hall give the impression that the istry of Indonesia stretches way back for some millenia, its peoples from a vastly diverse area. One can't help feeling there is not information than offered on the cards. Not sure how this can be offered without causing information overload, but one does wish to know more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

When any one visit to Jakarta. They must visit to National Museum. Very close to Main road easy to access. Lot to know about Indonesia.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

As with many of the museums and venues in Jakarta this place needs a good clean and some maintenance. It never ceases to amaze me how they allow such lovely building, with some very interesting artefacts to get into such a bad state of repair.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

When you travel to a country, meanly for the first time, you will likely try to know something about its history and setting basis. If you happen to be in Indonesia. .. and in Jakarta in particular, you must visit the National Museum. This building together with the historical tour on the Monas basement, will give you a comprehensive hint... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

If you love history and heritage, you will get all here. Best is to take appointment with a guide to get full explanations. You learn so much more with a guide and they are very well trained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We can go there by free bus and free ticket if lucky. There are a lot of interesting things especially stone Buddhas. It may take 1-2 hours for quickly tour. I could not find any places better than here.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a very good museum. Pleasant, interesting and reasonably well laid out. Having said that it has been a few years since I was last there. Hopefully it has even improved. The fact that I remember it so clearly after all these years should indicate something positive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Well laid out and full of interesting exhibits... Great if you want to get a deeper understanding of the evolution of Indonesian culture and it's history... You'll need about 3 hours to do it comfortably.

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