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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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  • Beautifully designed and maintained building. Centrally located across from a busway stop. Good collections of national history. Lightings could be improved. More activities for school kids should be a routine agenda
  • 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.
  • Love the places. maybe the information section about history or anything on display make it little bit (or more) bigger and make it braille so everyone know what’s in there
  • The museum has a lot of interesting items from all over Indonesia. But I feel they could have taken a better care of the items and the presentation of it. But... it is definitely better than Jakarta History Museum (also known as Museum Fatahillah).
  • The place has a lot of historical artefacts specially on the 4th and 3rd floors. The museum consists of 2 sections. Old and new. In june of 2018 the old sections were being renovated. If you really want to see the museum allocate about 2.5 hours minimum to read and see each item in detail.
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