Located on Jalan Merdeka Barat, The National Museum Of Indonesia is the first and largest museum in South East Asia. The Museum houses a collection of over 140.000 objects including: Archeology, Ethnography, Geography, Ceramics, Numesmatik & Heladrik, Prehistory and History.
This museum is also known by the name "Gedung Gajah" or "Museum Gajah" because on the front page of the museum there is a bronze elephant statue gift from King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) from Thailand who had visited the museum in 1871.
The Museum then traces the spread of Islam in the Archipelago and the arrival of the Europeans in search of the Spice Islands to the colonization of the Indonesian islands into the then Dutch East Indies. Visitors are first welcomed by huge statues and stone inscriptions unearthed in the various archaelogical sites.
Highlight of a visit to the Museum is the Gold and Jewelry room where are found precious crowns, ornaments, keris and jewelry once worn by royalty and the aristocracies around the archipelago. The National Museum has recently been expanded to make room for better displays.
National Museum Ticket Prices
- Adult: IDR 5,000
- Children: IDR 2,000
Group Visitors (minimum 20 people)
- Adult: Rp. 3,000
- Children (Kindergarten to High School) Rp. 1,000
Foreign visitors IDR 10,000
National Museum Operational Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 08:00 a.m - 04:00 p.m
Saturday to Sunday: 08:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m
The National Museum Location
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.12, Central Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 3868172