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National Museum, Jakarta

(4.1/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Of course when we came here, there was also an entire school with children present, in principle no problem, but there were really a lot and they also made a lot of noise! But well it goes to the museum and that was nice enough, it is about time that we had and filling without for our day, but there would certainly not a very day schedule or there for longer stay!
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  • From ancient Javanese hominid remains from Hindu sculpture exhibited such as traditional instruments and crafts. I'd be especially as Hindu statues not just Japan because. I think it is worth seeing in something of a historical building. Next to the new building.
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  • Melihat masa lalu secara visual, memunculkan imaginasi memperbarui visi dan membangun misi yang baru. Koleksi cukup memadai, walau masih perlu ditingkatkan. Sempatkan berkunjung, pasti tidak kece wa. 
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  • Nice historical museum with a touch of modern technology inside, the ticket price is fairly reasonable. Although, you have to pay more to get personal guide to walkthrough you into this huge museum. The cons: the museum doesn't have a single app to guide you here, so either you have to bring your own books (from local print or foreign writers) or you can download Google Arts & Culture app from the Apple app store or Google Play. The pro: this museum is easy enough to get by, just take transjakarta bus to get to this place. Tips: bring your own umbrella, jacket or rain coat in the rainy season. Also just travel lightly to this museum, don't bring too much things.
  • Great museum, history, culture, maybe similar to tropen museum in NL. Additionally, it has statue of ganesha, siwa etc from centuries. Unfortunately I don't take pictures on that section.
  • This place has getting better. On each floor there's toilet. But I'm wondering if toilet on certain floor close or operate. Since this building is one of tourists attraction in Jakarta, the parking fees quite costly 5000 rupiah/hr/car. There is one problem I found in my last visit: the some big buses were standing by in front of lobby creating long queue of cars behind since they were waiting for all passengers to get into the bus. It should be better if those buses waiting outside the building
  • Many collections of artifacts. If you are into this kind of things, you'll love the place. Need some improvement in provinces area, could be more alive. Like in Central Java area, it would be nicer if the tv showing wayang show could be bigger. So people could sit and watch it comfortably since the screen is big.
  • All the details of Indonesia. Come here then visit Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, you've already gone around the archipelago. however, this museum has currently not been updated, as Irian Jaya is still mentioned as one of the provinces, although it has changed to Papua.