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National Museum

Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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In 1778, the Batavia Society for Arts and Science established what would become, after many expansions and name changes, the world-famous National Museum.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jln. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
+62 21 3447778
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is my first time visiting National Museum, and its very very good place to know a lot history of Indonesia. The museum is very clean, very easy to go around and the staff also very friendly. the ticket is quiet cheap and and its...More

Thank Only J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Somewhat small but wonderful collection of prehistoric, colonial and cultural artifacts. Some of these are fairly significant. Ask the friendly staff to tell you more about the pieces that peak your interest. It helps them practice their English and it gives you more background. Win-win!

Thank Koen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum offers a nicely curated collection of artifacts tracing the evolution of humans in Indonesia (from neanderthals to homo sapiens), the development of language and culture in Indonesia, and other cultural and historical aspects of Indonesian life. The 4th floor has an awe-inspiring...More

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We never seen before like this museum it was amazing experience my got never seen before like this historical goods and such more I like this museum thanks, thanks to Indonesia Government too

Thank Sharath p
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main part of the museum was closed in June for renovations when I was there, but the newer section containing some ethnographic and colonial collections, models, and above all the main attraction- the collections of Sultans' royal objects and jewellery, was open. This alone...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was a stop on out tour of Jarkarta from our cruise ship. My main interest was a selection of skulls and bones from early hominids - Java being rich in pre-human remains. There was also a good display of early Indonesian life, as...More

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance fee is IDR10,000 One building was under renovation but there was no announcement outside. The museum is spacious. The displays are not organized.

Thank ASEManila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Museum is one of the best museum in Jakarta. Provide you with plenty of attraction to see.

Thank Rezy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard the name of national museum from my friend and i feel curious, i decided goes to that place, when i've been there to many art from indonesian people, the art very absurd and random but nice maybe it has meaning which is good.

1  Thank iqbalntm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its huge, just visited it once and it took me a day to see it. The history go 1000 years back in time.

Thank 69belle
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13 September 2016|
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Response from Sonny V | Reviewed this property |
From the Airport you can go directly to the the museum and the you can put your bag in the locker of the museum, there is a man in the next step of the ticket counter to put your bag. Must be count the time from the airport... More
19 June 2016|
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Response from michelacav2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the museum is kids friendly in terms of free spaces but if you mean "kids friendly" in terms of activity I think not. But the museum is really big and you can enjoy it.