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Address: Jln. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 622 16929560
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets...

This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.

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Interesting collection of puppets

There's quite a vast collection of Indonesian puppets, showcasing how puppets played a vital role in Indonesian culture and value building throughout its history. The wayang... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pris L
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The West Country
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is brilliant. Located on the main square in Kota Tua (Jakarta old town) and very cheap to get in. There is a huge collection of puppets from all over Indonesia. The craftsmanship is wonderful and if you are lucky you may be able to watch a traditional puppet show with lots of music, beautiful and colourful puppets and... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's quite a vast collection of Indonesian puppets, showcasing how puppets played a vital role in Indonesian culture and value building throughout its history. The wayang stories can be a bit hard to follow without a guide since there's a lot of characters.

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Thank Pris L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Of all the tourist attractions in Jakarta, this is by far my favorite. It inspired me to start my own collection of wayang and is most important stop when I have visitors from out of town. Located in Old Town, an attraction in itself, the Wayang Museum is one of the best single collections of indigenous art in the city.... More 

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Jakarta
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

They have all the collections of all sorts of wayang puppets. If accompanied by a guide that knows the history of wayang can be very interesting. You can see the good wayangs and the bad ones, the materials that it is made from.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A good place to understand shadow puppets or wayang kulit. A large portion of the exhibits is devoted to Indonesian versions of the art and also an insight into the other forms of shadow puppets from Asia and the rest of the world. There are staff that offer to guide you around and you are expected to make a small... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Regretfully, this museum was part of our shore excursion from Holland America's cruise ship, ms Volendam. We never would have visited otherwise. There was no puppet show of any kind, just displays of Indonesian puppets. Our guide was very enthusiastic and proud, but it was uninteresting to us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The collection is remarkable. Modern-day versions of the wayang puppets are available to be purchased. Prices are reasonable.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Indonesia has always been closely associated with the art of Wayang kulit. But what actually is Wayang Kulit? At this place you can trace back the ancient history of this art as well as to see the different varieties there is.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

For me the place is too small to cover all the good wayangs, but somehow they made it big enough to fit all the important characters.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

There are several Puppet collection from Indonesia and several foreign country. At weekend usually there is a Wayang Kulit (Puppet Shadow) performance for free, but you need to pay for Museum Entrance (do not worry is CHEAP), closed on Monday (all Museum in Indonesia closed on MONDAY)

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