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National Museum, Jakarta

National Museum - Jakarta, Indonesia
National Museum
Jalan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta, Indonesia 10110Map
Gambir
+62 21 381 2346/+62 21 386 8172
Neighborhood: Central Jakarta: Gambir
Overview

The Batavian Society of the Arts and Sciences was established on this site in 1778. Due to its rapid growth, the building was transformed into a museum in 1862. Among its collections are fine ethnographic and pre-historic items, including china, bronze and gold objects, stone sculptures and textiles that provide an excellent overview of ancient Indonesian culture. The elephant statue in the front yard was a gift from King Chulalongkorn of Siam in 1871. The Indonesian Heritage Society provides free guided tours in various languages.

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National Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM, Friday from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Saturday from 08:30 AM to 01:30 PM, Sunday from 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Educational, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Stasiun Gambir
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