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National Museum, Jakarta

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Discover the history and cultural heritage of Indonesia at National Museum. Dating back to the colonial era, the museum has preserved artifacts of cultural importance for over two centuries and possesses a vast collection of interesting and varied objects. Take a guided tour to learn the secret histories of a wide range of artifacts before stopping for refreshments at the on-site cafe. With temporary exhibits and special events throughout the year, the museum has become a rich cultural hub for the city. Put National Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jakarta itinerary planner.
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  • 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 ti...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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 Indones...  more »
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  • Nice place, especially the installation art in front of the museum and the garden. The arrangement and layout could be created based on theme to give clear description and story that attracts visitors. For instance, per floor depicts the era or the culture evolution per region. What are displayed at the moment are random. We'll see the stones inscribed are displayed with metal artefacts which were from different era.
  • One of the biggest and best museums in Jakarta, for sure. Ticket price is only 5000 for locals. The collections are quite vast, from skeletons to jewelry. A must-visit!!
  • Probably the best museum in Indonesia. This museum, being Indonesia's national museum, has a vast amount of collections. Staff service are great. There's an expansion project ongoing, so expect some minor disturbances.
  • Great place to learn! Not only for children, but also grown ups! It's on a very easy access if you used the Trans Jakarta bus, or you can take the free bus from Plaza Indonesia. They have a marvellous collection!
  • One of the best museum in Indonesia It has various collection related to historical culture, art, science and technology. If you like to explore museum you'll speed a whole day to enjoy

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A wealth of choices exists in Jakarta, a sightseeing destination in its own right and a gateway to the rest of the country. For luxury options, try the Lingkar Kuningan area, where new developments provide rooms with excellent views of the city. Head north to find more affordable hotels, offering comfortable rooms in local, non-chain establishments. Up in the Kemang district you'll find an abundance of backpacker and budget accommodations, such as hostels and rental apartments, in areas known for their small cafes, trendy bars, and nightlife.
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