The most complete collections museum in Jakarta is National museum in the past people call it Elephant museum for big elephatnt statue in front of the museum.
this museum has long history the first owner is JCM Radermacher who gave his home located in Kalibesar street to be a museum he also donated booksCultural properties.later in british government in java 1811-1816) Liutnant Governoor Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles who lead the government at that time ordered to build new building to stored collections of cultural properties, books and other which has raised.the location of new museum at Majapahit Street No 3 (this area now has become Nation Secretariat buildings complex).
Time to time the collections of the museum rapidly increased and make the Dutch government moved all the collections in 1862 to the new building at medan merdeka barat No 12.this building is later we known as the present National Museum building.this museum was officially opened in 1868.
right in the front of museum standing bronze Elephant statue as a gift from King Chulalangkorn (Rama V) who visited the museum in 1871.
Monday and national big holiday: closed
Tuesday – Friday : 08.00 AM – 04.00 PM
Saturday – Sunday : 08.00 AM – 05.00 PM
How To get here
1.Take Transjakarta Bus Blok M-Kota and stop at Monas Bus Stop
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