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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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Rundown museum with nothing much to see

Rundown museum with nothing much to see. Not worth your time to visit it if you are familiar with the Javanese culture and puppets. Wayang kulit. Can consider going if you want to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Rundown museum with nothing much to see. Not worth your time to visit it if you are familiar with the Javanese culture and puppets. Wayang kulit. Can consider going if you want to check out the weekend market and stalls at the square outside the museum. Only on certain weekends.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Shadow puppets, tall puppets, antique puppets, etc. If you're interested in the evolution of puppetry in Asia, and specifically Indonesia, come to the Museum Wayang. There are docents available to talk you through the displays. Worth an hour of your time

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

In the charming Old jakarta square this old church converted to a leather puppet museum is quite quaint! There are Dutch era tombstones still in its central courtyard. In other rooms there are several puppets to show the cultrural edifice of Indonesia. Many are characters from the epic Ramayan and Mahabharta. Mr Happy at the entrance is unique. There is... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

If you wanna know about puppets, go to this museum! At least you can broaden your horizon more about puppet. It is surprisingly makes me shocked there are so many wayangs puppets entire Indonesia. I was so happy visiting it. I can buy wayang souvenir here. So lovely! It is recommended for family, friend or couple visit! Enjoy Jakarta

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

I particularly liked the men who answered questions and had a good knowledge of wayang performances, puppet names, and quick private show of shadow puppets

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

It's not really worth going. The puppets aren't really visible as the displays they're in are poorly lit. Some displays are on knee height. Besides that it's hard to see anything with all the local visitors taking selfies continuously in front of every display. I think when it's less busy it's probably a better experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

.., each figure has its own history ... wanting to stay illusorily alive! These puppets are a book to devour with your eyes... very ineresante!

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

the place is not too good or not too bad. just old place with many old puppet and little bid haunted caused the place. better you see old town (kota tua) museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Entrance fee is between IDR 5000 or 10000 per person (I forgot). The museum is a two story building. At first floor mostly about wayang golek. It has poor light downstairs so I found the place is creepy. There are big statues from rock that has something written in Dutch. I dont understand what's the meaning. I imagined it's a... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

We took this tour given by the Fraser where we live. Daniel the Curator of the museum gave us a small group tour and I would suggest if you go to have him give you the tour. Daniel knows all about the puppets and history because its what his family has done for years. I was amazed at the history... More 

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