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Wayang Museum

Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good48%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“shadow puppets” (17 reviews)
“puppet show” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

this place is good to visit for solo or family to get more knowledge about wayang history. went here alone, if not mistaken the ticket was only idr 5000. you can see many traditional puppets

Thank Widya_Lin
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of Wayang here. You can learn a lot about their history. The light a little bit dark. There is a Musholla here.

Thank Rachma L
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This museum is in a beautiful place, the puppets exposed have an incredibly potential, I mean, this country is very rich and his heritage is amazing. Unfortunately a lot of museums cannot display well this richness and this museum is the example. Not well described,...More

Thank michelacav2016
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Some of the exhibits are a bit run down, and its relatively small museum. But the puppets from all over Java are cool to see.

Thank OtterWynn
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This museum really need renovations and lamps. It is too dark dan dusty, not comfortable for children.

Thank ida_srini
Reviewed 9 February 2016

i'm not a wayang lover but i found this spot interesting as it told me quite a lot about the history, stories and also live performance.. wayang is a puppet or doll, dressed and performed by hands, the stories are often about hindunese stories

Thank LuMinzhi
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Indonesia has a very rich tradition of puppetry, particularly shadow puppets and the wooden puppets. This museum is dedicated to displaying a significant collection of puppets from the various cultural areas of Indonesia and also ones from further afield which have been gifted. The museum...More

2  Thank Michele H
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

A large group of us visited on a Saturday morning. Wayang museum is superb! Beautiful and the puppets are just amazing. 2 floors and a range of puppets from Vietnamese water puppets to punch and Judy. Thai, Indian and French puppets too! Some are pretty...More

Thank JH72
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The Wayang Museum is near Taman Fatahillah in the heart of old Jakarta. The Museum is quite fascinating, especially if you have an interest in the wayang, which is usually translated as "shadow play." The wayang kulit is so called because the puppets are made...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Museum Wayang is housed in a former protestant Dutch church and that adds to the ambience. Great collection. Our guide was very knowledgeable and apparently travels with his Wayang group to many places in the world. Museum Wayang is closed on Sunday.

2  Thank Frans d
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25 June 2017|
Response from TheWestCountryNomad | Reviewed this property |
When I was at the museum, the curator was there and he was very informative about the exhibits. I suggest you either call the museum or turn up and ask to speak to him
victoryaa r
5 December 2016|
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Response from carlbray | Reviewed this property |
I know some of the Museum guides do, ask for Pak Aldy