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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Indeeed interesting, but you need to keep your mind open for new old discoveries. area is traffic collapsed so be prudent planifiying the visit (as earliest the best) and where are you going to stop a...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Excellent place to learn about the history of Indonesia, great exhibits, well displayed and a good place to take the whole family to  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    From prehistoric times through the centuries to discover the life of the ancient inhabitants of the island. Very interesting section on ceramics and gold objects, which are located on the top floor.
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  • July 30, 2017
    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!
  • August 5, 2017
    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.
  • August 14, 2017
    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.
  • August 15, 2017
    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.
  • September 6, 2017
    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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