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National Museum, Jakarta

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Discover the history and cultural heritage of Indonesia at National Museum. Dating back to the colonial era, the museum has preserved artifacts of cultural importance for over two centuries and possesses a vast collection of interesting and varied objects. Take a guided tour to learn the secret histories of a wide range of artifacts before stopping for refreshments at the on-site cafe. With temporary exhibits and special events throughout the year, the museum has become a rich cultural hub for the city. Use our Jakarta trip builder website to add National Museum and other attractions to your Jakarta vacation plans.
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  • A museum in the heart of Jakarta. Very close to two other museums on the square. The place offers guided tours. There are many artefacts from the various years. A must see place suitable for all age g...  more »
  • Compact museum worth a visit. With the colonial period as the backdrop is the one for Indonesia refreshing modern museum with some nice paintings (cf.. The capture of Prince Diponegoro displayed by a Dutch and Indonesian painter) fairly small-scale and accessible free of charge.
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  • the Museum is often called elephant museum because there is a statue of an elephant in front of the building with the museum. This elephant sculpture is the awarding of the King of siam from thailand while visiting the country. on-site museum also provided a very complete for us to learn the history of indonesia.
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  • Enjoyed our visit to the National Museum of Indonesia. The size of the museum is good. You can easily cover it in a few hours. The artifacts display the history of the country well and are very beautiful. Could use a little better lighting throughout the museum and on the exhibits. Make sure and take the lift to the 4th floor where the gold artifacts are presented.
  • Have best experience here, though building A the historical one had renovation till July 31, so we explore the new building, usually when you are on public place, all facilities broken such as water, public restroom, elevator, etc. But not this one. The keep it in good shape, the collections really nice to see and maintained well. Good job
  • This Museum has many wonderful and interesting artifacts to explore. The building is 300+ years old built by Batavia Society during Dutch Colonial period. Free English guides by Indonesian Heritage Society are available from Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 10:00 am, Thursdays at 10:00 am & 13.30 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am. Enjoy a lovely tour and walk around the museum and learn something about Indonesia!
  • Good effort from local government, facilities are maintained and very good place to take your kids. Living in jakarta, there are not many educational places to visit but this place is good for that purpose
  • I had a bit bigger expectations from a National Museum, however it is worth of visit and the entrance fee is peanuts. I hoped to learn more about our joined ancestors, but they seem to love the ceramics more than that. However again - a nice visit for an hour and a lovely café for the final touch.
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