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Address: Jln. Pintu Besar Utara 27 | Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 622 16929560
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Nice little museum

The museum is kind of cute. With only Rp 5000 ( 50 cents), one can explore the 2-storey building to see some sample of different kind of wayang (puppet) from different regions of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is kind of cute. With only Rp 5000 ( 50 cents), one can explore the 2-storey building to see some sample of different kind of wayang (puppet) from different regions of Indonesia. The room is quite cool with the help of working air conditioner. I went there on a Saturday and was not too crowded. They can benefit... More 

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Thank Delima S
Jakarta
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you read "Museum Wayang" you might think it is a museum for Indonesian Puppet. Either it is "Wayang Kulit" or "Wayang Golek". But we are lucky enough to have a guide who are so pleasant. He is our private photographer, guide with perfect knowledge of the museum. The building was a church with some headstone of Dutch people in... More 

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Thank Rosana R
sydney
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a venue I will go back to as we didn't see all the exibts they had. Some of the puppets are over 100 years old and in excellent condition. They give u a book on the museum in both Baharsa and English. Only criticism some of the displays are only in Indonesian .entrance fee Rp5000

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Thank suja149
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to see the history of Wayang. Spread over 2 floors you can see a large variety of puppets.

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Thank carlbray
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum offers interesting collections of puppets, dolls, masks, and some paintings too. Too bad the place is too hot. No aircon inside and the air is a little bit stuffy. But I think it's not too bad since it's not very big so you won't spend too much time in there and the ticket is very cheap. This one... More 

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Thank Evelin J
Cilacap, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fan of puppet, you need to go to the musem; their collection is almost showcasing the Indo's puppet (wayang). Nice building as well.

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Thank richardoctha
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The weather outside was very hot so we decided to visit this museum. It was hot and dusty inside. The displays are boring and not nicely organized. We finished our visit in less than 10 minutes. Not worth our time and the 5,000 rupiahs we paid!

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Thank LolaGo1
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were expecting an organised, modern museum, but got a shabby, uncared for, thrown together collection of different wayang puppets. HIt and miss for English translations of the explanations - and some were just plain wierd. But, the building was historic, and the actual puppets themselves were spectacular... so don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Andrew C
Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Facing the Fatahilla square and housing different types of puppets.Open 9.00 to 15.00 and entry charges 5000 indonesian. There is a puppet show also which could be a bit of a waste oif time since its more of story telling and jokes in local language and very little puppet action. Puppets are housed in two levels

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Only 50c admission fee and an extensive range of puppets on display. A small museum that is worth a look if you are in the square. Perhaps team with a stop at Batavia Cafe.

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