National Museum, Indonesia

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Timings : Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM,Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : IDR 10,000

Museum Nasional, Jakarta Overview

Museum Nasional or the National Museum of Indonesia is one of the premier locations to discover and understand Indonesian culture and history. With a collection that beautifully preserves nearly two hundred years of Indonesian Heritage, it is considered as one of the most comprehensive museums in the Southeast Asian region. It is popularly known as Gedung Gajah or Elephant building due to the large elephant statue at the entrance.

The 1862 building of National Museum of Indonesia has an enormous collection of around in it's open courtyard housing a collection of 61,600 prehistoric and anthropological artifacts, and 5,000 archeological artifacts from all over Indonesia and Asia. The museum collections namely ceramics, ethnography, archaeology, prehistoric, stone sculpture etc is among the richest, the most complete, and the best of its kind in Indonesia and one of the finest in Southeast Asia. 

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A well-laid-out museum positioned near the national monument and MONAS bus stop across the road. Entry is cheap (10,000) and there is a small cafe near one of the exits for coffee and other soft drinks. It is a multistoried building that will take you half a day to wander around. Kids can learn lots of information by having a practical and informational walkthrough.

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