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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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  • Big wide open rooms displaying various artefacts. The displays are static, the is no room for anything interactive. Bit boring tbh.  more »
  • Great although only one wing opened but its quite fantastic, and have 4 flours, the elephant statu on forecourt was so damn cool and so iconic  more »
  • (No. 1 Tuesday doing it seems), on Saturdays is just visited 10:30 and was written by volunteers from the Japan tour (description about an hour). Photo NG's treasure vault, but other's photo shoot OK. Admission fee in Japan Yen at around 100 yen, 10 clean and staff working. Take a look at go so close to monas. By the way, the hotel has Cafe, drinks only. Around the rice it seemed like.
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  • I went here twice for a research needs. I was surprised that the ticket price here was so cheap. The front door staffs were friendly and helpful for me. Even the security willing to guide and help me working on my research. I pretty much learned at conservation in college and compare to other museums, the artefacts here were quite well-cared. However, some places had abandoned collections and no descriptions at all made me confused to guess what it was. Overall, for educating purpose, this museum is the best place to learn the history of Indonesia as well as human beings in general way.
  • Very cheap ticket, the building is lit bit old but spacious, and lots of things in clean and neat. Diorama too, we're in good condition and well designed. It's just like mix of history with modern art here. Good place to learn Indonesian diversity.
  • The National Museum is the place where you can get your first time impression of the richness of the Indonesian cultures. Aside of the varieties of ethnic groups, you can also see the development of the nation. From the story of the Java Man and the dwarf from Flores to the rich gold culture of Indonesian archipelago. There is also a small but nice kid's corner where children can learn about traditional clothes, angklung, batik, etc.
  • Very cheap ticket. They need to make more expensive ticket for such very valuable collection there. Good for kids and foreigner . It's under renovation right now and need to check interesting event on their website. I came when Spice trade exhibition is in.
  • after renovation, this museum became a place we can count as a place for hangout at the weekend. recommended for all of you to spent time here. seeit, feel it, enjoy it.

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A wealth of choices exists in Jakarta, a sightseeing destination in its own right and a gateway to the rest of the country. For luxury options, try the Lingkar Kuningan area, where new developments provide rooms with excellent views of the city. Head north to find more affordable hotels, offering comfortable rooms in local, non-chain establishments. Up in the Kemang district you'll find an abundance of backpacker and budget accommodations, such as hostels and rental apartments, in areas known for their small cafes, trendy bars, and nightlife.
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