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Wayang Museum

Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta
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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good48%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“shadow puppets” (17 reviews)
“puppet show” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection could be interesting if the place wasn't so run down, dirty, with terrible lightning and such a careless conception of the space and the value of the exhibits. The few signs attempting a description in English are pathetic pseudo-translations. There's a lot of...More

Thank alfcr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't find this museum interesting. It could be a great cultural museum, but unfortunately it was terribly maintained. It was dusty and messy everywhere. They said the museum was in renovation. Maybe that's why it looked so disorganized. The fee was cheap though, only...More

Thank Sylvia_Syl
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Located at Kota Dua, the colonial square in Jakarta, this is a great museum to visit to see art and culture of the country. However not all sections were open

Thank ameyajoshi
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I wrote average because the building and displays are in a bad state and there are almost no display texts in English. Luckily we've been able to see a live wayang performance with music at the end which made it still a little bit more...More

Thank DjangoDjango
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Another great cultural heritage terribly maintained. 1. Old colonial building poorly maintained - moldy at most of the places. 2. Inadequate lighting for wayang : they should know better! Many wayangs you can't even appreciate because of poor light. 3. Not enough information in display...More

Thank Girish D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A wonderful collection at this museum. It exceeded my expectations. We were lucky to catch a live wayang performance.

Thank MVinnyS
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The museum is housed in a beautiful colonial style building in Fatihillah Square. It was officially opened in August 1975. This museum is about puppets. There are a lot of puppets not just from Indonesia, but also other countries like France, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Located on the northest jakarta, this museum not far awayy from other museum (Fattahilah, bahari, fine art&gallery) quiet interesting because it showed many puppets and wayang from Indonesia. Actually it can be more sophisticated if the government took seriously about lighting and background. Or if...More

Thank Monichie M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It is very interesting and you might catch a glimpse of the craftsman making the puppets. The down side of it is not all explanations are in english and some explanations are missing.

Thank jeraldcoolpianist
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Aircon is not working. Old building with contain cultural puppet collection & attraction from whole around Indonesia province. Area surounding is very dirty with trash. Many bum.

Thank I'am J
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25 June 2017|
Response from TheWestCountryNomad | Reviewed this property |
When I was at the museum, the curator was there and he was very informative about the exhibits. I suggest you either call the museum or turn up and ask to speak to him
victoryaa r
5 December 2016|
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Response from carlbray | Reviewed this property |
I know some of the Museum guides do, ask for Pak Aldy