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An important icon of modern Indonesian culture, the National Museum in Jakarta was established in the late 18th century by Dutch intellectuals and is now one of the most treasured museums in southeast Asia. There is no better place to discover every last inch of Indonesian natural history and almost all of its human history than this impressive institution, which houses an incredible amount of over 60 thousand artefacts. From the earliest prehistoric finds to explorations of social and economic developments, the National Museum is always one of the premier destinations for visitors and curious locals in Jakarta.

  • Treasure Rooms: Stand in awe of the National Museum’s archaeological collections, including the magnificent statue of Prajnaparamita, the Buddhist deity of transcendent wisdom, Balinese kris weapons, and royal golden ornaments.
  • Stone Sculpture Collection: Discover some of the most prized sculptures in Jakarta and southeast Asia, which mostly depict Hindu and Buddhist influences in artistic movements and cultural development.
  • Ceramic Collection: Understand the history of Indonesian maritime trade around Jakarta, the early connections to China in the Han Dynasty, and the impact of Indian civilization on Indonesian cultures through the collection and stories of ceramic artefacts.

The National Museum of Indonesia is one of the city’s most popular attractions and is located in the centre of Jakarta. Merdeka Square is a stone’s throw away, and public transportation can easily get visitors from any point in the city to the doorstep of the museum. The square is serviced by a tram on the opposite side, across from the museum, by Gambir Station. The closest bus station to Jakarta’s National Museum is Monas, serviced by the K1 bus route. Taxis are widely available in the city and can easily drop visitors off on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat Street.

Hotels near National Museum

122 hotels near National Museum

1 Ascott Kuningan Jakarta

5 stars
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Ciputra World 1 Map

Ideally located in Jakarta's Central Business District, the serviced residence is part of Ciputra World 1, a large integrated and cosmopolitan development. It consists of an upscale shopping... More

2 Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta

4 stars
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Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 6 Map

Begin one of the finest modern hotel in Jakarta, the Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta, which blends luxurious accommodation with unlimited comfort is the perfect choice for you to escape from the busy... More

3 Hotel Borobudur Jakarta

5 stars
4.5 / 5 8 reviews

Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan Map

This property is and ideal place for business or leisure travellers and for those who want to explore the city. GeneralOffering excellent services and modern conference facilities, the hotel is a... More

4 Citadines Rasuna Jakarta

4 stars
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The H Tower, Jalan HR Rasuna Said Kav. 20, Kuningan Map

Offering tastefully appointed spaces housed inside the modern 30-storey H Tower in Jakarta, Citadines Rasuna Jakarta makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting the Indonesia capital. This posh... More

5 Mercure Jakarta Sabang

3 stars
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Jl H Agus Salim No 11 Map

With posh spaces and modern business and leisure amenities set close to attractions in the Indonesian capital, Mercure Jakarta Sabang (Opening August 2014) makes for an ideal base in Jakarta. For a... More

6 favehotel Wahid Hasyim Jakarta

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Jalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 135 Map

Favehotel Wahid Hasyim Jakarta is a value-for-money haven in Jakarta CBD that offers modern accommodations to business and leisure travellers. Ideally located, tourists can discover local history... More

7 Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta

4 stars
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Jl. Fahrudin No. 3 Map

With stylish rooms and modern business and recreation facilities, Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta makes for a suitable base for travellers visiting the Indonesia capital. Visitors in Jakarta can... More

8 ibis Jakarta Arcadia

3 stars
4.0 / 5 8 reviews

Jalan K H Wahid Hasyim No 114 Map

Providing quality accommodation and friendly services for travellers in Jakarta, Hotel Arcadia Jakarta is close to city attractions such as Fatahilah Museum and Jalan Surabaya. GeneralHotel... More

9 favehotel Tanah Abang Cideng

3 stars
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Offering accessible location and comfortable accommodations in contemporary style, favehotel Tanah Abang Cideng makes for a suitable base for travellers on vacation or corporate trip to Jakarta.... More

10 ibis Jakarta Tamarin

2 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

Jl. KH Wahid Hasyim 77 Map

ibis Jakarta Tamarin offers ideal accommodations at the heart of the city for business and leisure travellers. Due to its central location, many major attractions such as Jakarta History Museum,... More