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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. Use our Jakarta trip builder website to add National Museum and other attractions to your Jakarta vacation plans.
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  • Must-see places for lovers of history and museums. The place is spacious, there are 2 buildings which are used for exhibitions. Unfortunately at the time I visited, one building in the process of renovation until mid-2018 so can only visit one building alone. The collection is quite complete. It is the oldest museum in Southeast Asia
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  • the building is well preserved items from time first. in front there is the statue of perrungu elephant of King chulalongkorn. historical once
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  • The national museum was cool. Massive statues, neat art, and historical items adorned the small location, and drummers from Indonesia beat out a mean song for the low price of the place. However, it w...  more »
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  • A major section of the museum was closed, but I only get informed about this after paying. Then there is no clear Information employees. When I asked about a specific item in the museum they tell me to go back to a section I have already checked, but then to be informed later that the item is in the closed section! The museum is not well let and organized. There are some nice items if you don't mind getting very close to the signs just to be able to read them. Filthy toilets!
  • Currently the old building is in construction process. But the new building that I entered was much better that before. Definitely enjoyed my trip there. But it would be much better if the multimedia screen was on, and the cleanliness of the toilet should be improved also.
  • The wonderful National Museum has 140,000 objects. Where to start? Well, check for free English tours or just go straight to the stunning Han Dynasty ceramics display that dates back to 300BC.
  • So many exciting heritage object from prehistoric to kingdom era. The environment are so comfort and clean. Equipped with electronic information, elevator, automatic escalator, clean toilets and cafe. Recommended for tourist.
  • Good place to visit. The lightings can use some works though. There are quite a lot of displays without proper lighting so it can be difficult to see some of the displays.

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