Attractions: National Museum Jakarta

The National Museum is a cultural attraction located on Jl Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta. This attraction is used as a place of preservation and rescue of Indonesian culture which became extinct inedible foreign cultural currents that come in waves. Attractions National museum can also be used as an information center in educative cultural and recreation for those who want to know more about the culture of Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke.

National Museum Jakarta History

Viewed from the history of the National Museum, the attraction was first established by the Government of the Netherlands East Indies around 1778 under the name initially as Bataviaasch Genootshap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. Institutions established the mission is to conduct research in various fields of knowledge and art that exist in Indonesia.

Over time, the development of these institutions is rapidly increasing, and later a founder named JCM Radermacher donate a building of his house in the area of ​​Jakarta at Jalan Kalibesar trading. Here then is the forerunner to the birth of the National Museum of Indonesia. Until the reign of the British on the island of Java, the museum can not accommodate the collection – a collection that is more and more. So in the wake of a new building located at Jalan Majapahit No. 3 Jakarta.

However, the unexpected collection of items – items of art and other sciences increasingly uncontrollable, so in 1862 the Dutch East Indies government decided to construct a building with a large capacity which is now named as the National Museum at Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat 12.

Attractions National Museum Jakarta is very often visited by art lovers and students – elementary school student who conducted a study tour to know the culture of the nation of Indonesia. Some of the amenities that you can enjoy in this place such as a library, recreation parks, exhibition halls, and where to eat.

National Museum Building
Shape Elephant Museum building is heavily influenced by European architectural style that evolved in the Enlightenment, which is around the 18th century. The new building is a wing of the building was established in 1996, is located north of the main building. The wing of the building was named Gedung Arca or Unit B.

National Museum Visiting Hours

You can visit the national museum on the day – the day that has been set. Tuesday to Thursday, the museum will be open at 08:30 to 14:30, for the day Fri-at open at 08:30 to 11:30, on Saturday opened at 08:30 to 13 : 30, and Sunday open at 08:30 to 14:30. While on Mondays and National Holidays, attraction National Museum will be closed to the public.