National Museum

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What we say: 4 stars

The National Museum is a fascinating place to learn about Indonesia and if Jakarta is your first port of call in the archipelago, it is a must.

Established in its current form in the middle of the 19th century, the museum displays exhibits from right across nation and includes items from Indonesia's pre-history right through to pieces from the Dutch colonial period. The selection of religious statues on display are particularly interesting and provide some background to the history of many other locations that tourists may find themselves in during the course of their visit to Indonesia.

A second section of the museum was opened in 2007 and from the outside appears to be a separate museum, but this part of the museum is simply an addition to the main Gedung Gajah building.

Bear in mind that the opening hours of the museum are confusing and you will need to research your preferred visiting time.

More details
Jalan Merdeka Barat No. 12, Jakarta
Opening Hours: Mon: closed, Tues-Thurs: 08:00-16:00, Fri: 08:00-11:30 and 13:00-16:00, Sat-Sun: 08:00-17:00
Last updated: 17th October, 2012

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