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 Museums
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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 Travel Tips

  • 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
  • Best time to visit National Museum Of Indonesia(preferred time): 08:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Museum Of Indonesia: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 69.33% of people who visit Jakarta include National Museum Of Indonesia in their plan

  • 85.12% 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

93.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Museum Of Indonesia

People normally club together Monas and Jakarta Old Town while planning their visit to National Museum Of Indonesia.

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National Museum Of Indonesia Reviews & Ratings

  • This museum presents in detail every part of the Indonesian nation's timeline, from pre-historic times to modern times. This museum presents works of art such as carvings, sculptures, paintings, knits, woven and various other beautiful handicrafts. The museum also features miniature traditional houses made of wood and bamboo as well as cultural works from the regions. The museum is also famous as the Elephant Museum with the Elephant Sculpture icon in front of the old building. This old building holds the history of the Indonesian people. While the new building which stands next to it presents a modern part of the Indonesian nation.

  • As a tourist, the National Museum has been my favorite experience in Jakarta so far! After being in the museum for about 10 minutes, I was invited to join a free English tour (started at 10 AM that day) and I'm so glad I went on it. Dennis, the tour guide, was a wealth of knowledge and presented information in an entertaining way - I couldn't stop listening! The museum covers many aspects of the vast Indonesian culture such as Hindu statues/stories, spice trading, archaeology, textiles, treasures, and more. If you have a few hours to spend - I'd highly recommend visiting and taking a tour!

  • Best museum. I came there first time when they open their transportation exhibition. There were more miniature of vehicles. More type. And really enjoy what i see inside. They open different event of exhibitions in several months.

  • Nice place to visit with beautiful dioramas spring the history and development of Indonesia. Each one has a very short description which allows you to understand everything clearly. The second floor has a beautiful map of the country and at the top of the tower you get amazing views over the city! It's well worth a visit for the entry price! Tree ground around the museum are also really nice so you can enjoy a stroll in the park while you're there!

  • Very nice place to learn about Indonesian history and culture. Old museum needs renovation and new museum is amazing. Some of the information still in local language which yet to be translated. Weekends this place will be more crowded...You need to spend atleast half day here to know about Indonesian history..

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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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