National Museum of Indonesia
Journey back in time when you visit the fascinating National Museum of Indonesia, situated on Jalan Merdeka Barat. One of the oldest museums in the country, it dates back to 1778 and mainly caters to research in the areas of Art, Science and History. The Dutch East India Government modified the museum in 1862.
The museum consists of nine rooms presenting a variety of items under ethnography, bronze, prehistory, textile, ceramics, numismatics, stone sculpture, historical relics and treasure. Most of them symbolise various stages of living in Indonesia of different cultural groups.
The opening hours varies depending on which day of the week it is. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday the museum is open from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm and on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm while on Fridays it's only from 8.30 am to 11.30 am. On Mondays, generally the museum is closed for viewers. The students and visitor groups could make arrangements for special tours around the museum by prior notification.
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