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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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  • there where some interesting exhibits but they were poorly lit and the signage was old, small print and hard to read.  more »
  • We always like to see museums in countries to which we travel, and this one has some interesting collections. Such an ancient culture!  more »
  • Amazing, many collection from ancient time in this building. I learn about Indonesia's history from many aspects  more »
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  • The name doesn't fit its title. This museum is located near National Monument, you can cross to this museum if you visit National Museum. The access is easy to reach by busway or online transportation. The entrance fee is cheap. In the basement, you will find the ancient human in Indonesia. In the 2nd floor, they provide with jewelry collection across Indonesia. In the 3rd floor, you will find national treasure. Not so much you can explore in this museum, but the overall ambiance is comfort and nice.
  • A historical place to learn history of Indonesian Culture. It has new wings, as the old building is under renovation now. A must see place. Located next to National Monument. Easy to access with TransJakarta / public transport. English speaking tour guide is available.
  • 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.

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