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Address: Jln. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 622 16929560
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets...

This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.

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Interesting collection

We had a good time seeing the vast collection of puppets that range from traditional wooden stick puppets to ornately decorated two dimensional puppets. Captions explain small... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2015
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We had a good time seeing the vast collection of puppets that range from traditional wooden stick puppets to ornately decorated two dimensional puppets. Captions explain small bits of the cultural significance of each character, though the English is sometimes hard to decipher. We were really impressed by the craftsmanship of the various puppets and enjoyed imagining how they are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

the wayang museum is really interesting because they have almost 1000 collection from wayang and not only from Indonesia but all over the world. Its really interesting to know how are the puppet in Indonesia and other countries.

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Thank yvonnesw
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

it's just the problem with most museums in Indonesia. It's old, dusty and it needs renovation. Mostly visited by school groups or tourists who happen to be in the neighborhood. As a local, it's not a place that I would come back to visit. The ticket price is cheap so I don't think they can maintain the upkeep of the... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Located near the Fatahillah Museum at Kota Tua, Jakarta, Wayang Museum is a museum that keeps historical traditional puppets from Indonesia and other countries. There are so many puppets such as Wayang Potehi, Wayang Kulit, Boneka Unyil (Unyil dolls). for each puppet, you will see the explanation, the history of the puppet. But the English translations are 'screwed-up'. How to... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

I love museums. Museum Wayang or Puppet Museum is very lovely. If you've never been there, you should. Just put it in your itinerary if you are planning to visit the Kota Tua (Old Town) area. However, too bad the displays are old and some of them are not cleaned properly. But you still must go there ;-)

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Wayang means a theatrical performance using shadow puppets or human dancers. The museum is located next to Fatahillah square. On display are various puppets made of leather or wood, collected from different parts of the country like Bali and Central Java as well as Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand. You will also see an extensive set of brass and copper 'gongs'... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The museum sits on the foundations of a Dutch Church in the old city square. The museum entry was about Rp 5,000 per adult and less than half of that for small kids. The exhibit consists of various types of wayang. Most placards/explanations are in Indonesian, some are in English. The museum pamphlet/map you receive at the entrance does help... More 

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Thank Traveler O
Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Museum Wayang is my favorite museum. I visited Museum Wayang this June with my best friend. I think this museum condition is getting worse and worse.

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Thank parhusip
Serpong, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

I visited this museum on May with my friends. I like to go to the museum to learn about everything that I can learn. This is one of the old museum, located at the old town of Jakarta. This museum contains wide collection of puppets from Indonesian puppets to worldwide puppets. It also has the description of each puppet that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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262 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Rundown museum with nothing much to see. Not worth your time to visit it if you are familiar with the Javanese culture and puppets. Wayang kulit. Can consider going if you want to check out the weekend market and stalls at the square outside the museum. Only on certain weekends.

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