National Museum Of Indonesia

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  • Address: Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.12, Gambir, Jakarta Pusat 10110, Indonesia
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 02:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +62-213868172
  • Ticket Price: 10000 IDR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

National Museum Of Indonesia - Review

Also known as Elephant museum to mark the elephant sculpture made of bronze metal gifted by the king of Thailand; this is the national museum of Indonesia.

National Museum has more than 140,000 collections consist of prehistoric collection, archeological collection, foreign ceramic collection, numismatic/heraldic collection, colonial collection, ethnographical and geographic collection. Archeological collections of National Museum of Indonesia are in the forms of cultural objects from the era of Hinduism and Budhaism, which better known as Indonesian classic era. Some of the objects are statue of Hindu’s Gods and Bhuda. Most of the collections collected at the Holland colonial era, which was obtained through military and science expedition, somebody’s grant, consignment and purchasing.

The exhibition hall in National Museum of Indonesia consists of two parts, exhibition hall in the Gajah (Elephant) Building and the one in Arca (Statue) Building. Exhibition Hall in the Gajah Building still maintains the arrangement system as in the colonial era, while the one in Arca Building is a new building with a thematic arrangement to present the whole aspects Indonesian people life. Exhibition hall in Arca Building has four levels; level one presents the human and environment theme; level two of scientific, economical and technological theme; level three of social organization and thinking pattern theme; and level four presents the collections of gold and foreign ceramic.

National Museum Of Indonesia Information

  • Guides are available in English.

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  • National Museum Of Indonesia Address: Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.12, Gambir, Jakarta Pusat 10110, Indonesia
  • National Museum Of Indonesia Contact Number: +62-213868172
  • National Museum Of Indonesia Timing: 08:30 am - 02:30 pm
  • National Museum Of Indonesia Price: 10000 IDR
  • Time required to visit National Museum Of Indonesia: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 82.28% of people start their National Museum Of Indonesia visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Museum Of Indonesia

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National Museum Of Indonesia, Jakarta Reviews

  • Beautifully designed and maintained building. Centrally located across from a busway stop. Good collections of national history. Lightings could be improved. More activities for school kids should be a routine agenda

  • Enjoyed our visit to the National Museum of Indonesia. The size of the museum is good. You can easily cover it in a few hours. The artifacts display the history of the country well and are very beautiful. Could use a little better lighting throughout the museum and on the exhibits. Make sure and take the lift to the 4th floor where the gold artifacts are presented.

  • Love the places. maybe the information section about history or anything on display make it little bit (or more) bigger and make it braille so everyone know what’s in there

  • The museum has a lot of interesting items from all over Indonesia. But I feel they could have taken a better care of the items and the presentation of it. But... it is definitely better than Jakarta History Museum (also known as Museum Fatahillah).

  • The place has a lot of historical artefacts specially on the 4th and 3rd floors. The museum consists of 2 sections. Old and new. In june of 2018 the old sections were being renovated. If you really want to see the museum allocate about 2.5 hours minimum to read and see each item in detail.

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  • I had visited jakarta and had visited the national museum in March. To my disappointment I had found the building housing the sculptures closed for the sculpture gallery open now for public viewing after the renovation.

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    • Not sure. You can call the museum authorities to confirm about this before visiting. The number is 62-213868172. You can also check out the National Museum Of Indonesia Information Page for more info. 

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