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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

I realised that it closes at 3pm so when I arrived there at 6pm, could only take a few shots of the building exterior

Thank hongruil
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If wanting to get away from the shopping malls and traffic this is a fine choice for the afternoon. Interesting historical and cultural displays.

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having travelled extensively, I've seen how some counties invest and acquire massive collections within their museums. I didn't see that here so much. The collection is small for a national museum, but still worth the visit to get some insights into the history and culture...More

Thank gdsn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Introduce the culture of Indonesia,the race of Indonesia. And with air conditioner, so it's a good place to visit in a hot city

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half the museum seems to be under renovation at the moment and the other half closes early. Only managed to see the outside exhibits as they had already closed for the day at 4pm! Don't think I missed much though.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an underwhelming day of siteseeing in Jakarta I was very much looking forward to the National Museum. They just forget to mention that their historical exhibition (the only reason for going, really) until you are in. You are then stuck in a dark foyer...More

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time I went here is accompanying my friend who came from overseas, I also enjoy because the last time I went here was during high school, barely can remember the details. This museum is quite comprehensive although difficult to capture all parts of Indonesia...More

Thank Ariani H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting a Museum with friends we tend to just drift along and look and spend time at the exhibits of interest

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is undergoing some renovations; but, is still worth a visit. The top floor is where the treasure trove is; so suggest you start your visit from the top floor down. The jewellery/gold room is fascinating. The porcelain is gorgeous.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is easy to reach by public transportation, near the museum, you can also visit National Monument (MONAS). This museum is very comfortable for family vacation, the building is big and very comfortable. Museum's collection is also complete. This museum also usually has some...More

Thank Nana K
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I will come from Yogyakarta to see the museum and proceed same day to Bali. Is there any locker facility to store my travel bag till i see the museum?
14 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
Is the museum child friendly?
20 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.