Recent Searches
Clear

We’re committed to helping you feel confident as you get back out there. Check out our flexible cancellation policies and learn what steps operators are taking to keep you safe. As conditions evolve, check local regulations for the latest information.

Read More

National Museum Tours

star-4.5
30 Reviews
National Museum
Opened in 1868, in a grand building on Merdeka Square, Indonesia’s National Museum is one of Jakarta’s most fascinating attractions. A rich collection spanning hundreds of thousands of years covers everything from early hominids to the archipelago’s spectacular range of textiles, along with gold, statuary, and architectural models.

The Basics
There is a small charge to enter the National Museum. While you don’t need a guide or a tour to visit, many will find a guide helpful to edit down the vast collection and provide cultural context on the various traditions in different parts of the archipelago. The Indonesian Heritage Society runs free tours in English several mornings a week, or you can join an organized tour.

As an essential introduction to Indonesia’s thousands of islands and cultures, the National Museum is a common stop on Jakarta city tours, Jakarta history tours, and even Jakarta antique tours.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A must for fans of history, ethnography, archaeology, and culture, the National Museum is Indonesia’s finest museum.
  • The National Museum is undergoing ongoing renovation. Newly renovated exhibits are clearer and more informative than those with old signage.
  • This is a large museum. Start at the area that interests you most, be that ethnology, archaeology, textiles, or gold, and work from there.
  • The National Museum does not yet have wheelchair ramps.

How to Get There
The National Museum stands proudly on Merdeka Square, one candidate for the center of Jakarta, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of Fatahillah Square. To get here using public transport, ride a Transjakarta bus to the Monas (National Monument) stop—or, if you’re planning to explore Jakarta further, consider booking a private driver or joining an organized tour.

When to Get There
The National Museum is open from morning until midafternoon Tuesday to Friday, with an extension on Saturdays and Sundays; it’s closed on Mondays. The Indonesian Heritage Society runs free museum tours in English at 10am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and 1:30pm on Thursday, with other languages available as well.

Archaeology at the National Museum
What is now Indonesia played an important, only partially explored role in human evolution. Celebrated finds in the museum include Java Man, an early hominid from the species known as Homo erectus, which may date back a million years, and the controversial Flores Hobbit, which many believe to have been a miniature species of human. The archaeology section of the museum has displays on both.
Address: Jalan Merdeka Barat 12, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Admission: Varies
Read More

48 Tours and Activities to Experience National Museum

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Private Jakarta City Tour : Full-day Explore Highlight Places and Historic SitesBus Tours

Private Jakarta City Tour : Full-day Explore Highlight Places and Historic Sites

star-4.5
Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$60.00 
Price varies by group size
From  
$60.00 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

(Seat In Coach) Old Batavia TourFull-day Tours

(Seat In Coach) Old Batavia Tour

star-5
Jakarta began its history in the 14th century as a small harbor town and today become a bustling metropolitan city. Old Batavia’s heart is in the ‘Kota’ area now. Kampoeng: the Old Batavia Tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta with various blends of culture and traditions.
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$56.42 
Price varies by group size
From  
$56.42 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

National museum Jakarta and surroundingPhotography Tours

National museum Jakarta and surrounding

Monas, the National Monument, is an obvious starting point for any tour of the cities cultural highlights. The monument was built in 1954 to celebrate the Independence of Indonesia. In fact Monas is even located in Merdeka Square (that’s Indonesian for Independence). The tower is 132 meters in height and at the time of its construction it was one of the tallest structures in the city.
...  More
  • 8 hours 59 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$92.31 
From  
$92.31 
Learn More
  • 8 hours 59 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Fullday Private Jakarta Wonderful Tour with Lunch, Insurance & Souvenir Full-day Tours

Fullday Private Jakarta Wonderful Tour with Lunch, Insurance & Souvenir

star-5
Explore Jakarta and visit its main attractions on this all-day private tour with a guide. The itinerary includes the Indonesia Miniature Park where you can learn about Indonesia's individual regions, Merdeka Square (Liberty Square), National Monument (Monas), the Presidential Palace, and the Istiqlal Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia.
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$73.74 
Price varies by group size
From  
$73.74 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Tour: Half-Day National Museum and Old Harbour Tour from JakartaHalf-day Tours

Private Tour: Half-Day National Museum and Old Harbour Tour from Jakarta

star-4
This private tour of the National Museum of Indonesia and Sunda Kelapa Harbor provides a glimpse of the country’s history and people. Ideal for first-time visitors to Jakarta, this half-day itinerary includes expert commentary from your own personal guide. Learn about the archaeological collections at the National Museum (Museum Nasional) before viewing traditional wood vessels at the bustling port.
...  More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$67.95 
Price varies by group size
From  
$67.95 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Jakarta culture and heritage with the food and shopBus Tours

Jakarta culture and heritage with the food and shop

This tour is the whole day should be done for you who doesn't have time in Jakarta, but you need a whole information before you move to the other cities in indonesia and you will have experience with the local, the guide is expert and we are guaranteed!!, guide is almost 10 years experience. Try this. Guide bring you to explore - National Museum - Chinatown and the temple 1650 - Sunda Kelapa 1527 old port and phinisi - Old Town Jakarta area - Weltevreden (Istiqlal and cathedral) Passing by presidential palace, harmoni area, passer baroe 1820 and opera building 18c, emanuel church. All about its historical and culture connect the tribes
...  More
  • 7 to 59 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$76.93 
From  
$76.93 
Learn More
  • 7 to 59 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Private Full Day Tour of Jakarta with Hotel PickupFull-day Tours

Private Full Day Tour of Jakarta with Hotel Pickup

star-4.5
Discover Jakarta’s key landmarks in just one day on this private door-to-door tour. Start by learning about Indonesian history at the National Museum, then move on to the National Monument, Jakarta Cathedral, Istiqlal Mosque, and the Proclamation Monument. Wrap up the day by exploring art and antiques markets and visiting a batik shop.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$66.67 
Price varies by group size
From  
$66.67 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jakarta Private Tour - Time Travel to the AntiquesFull-day Tours

Jakarta Private Tour - Time Travel to the Antiques

In the morning, get picked up from your hotel for a private tour. Visit the National Museum (closed on Monday). The collection of this museum covers all Indonesia’s territory and almost all of its history. Heading to Jalan Surabaya where upon arrival walking along this straight road that famous for its antique stalls from the wood sculpture, puppet, mask, porcelain, and metal ornament, antique lighting to modern goods like hand bag to golf stuff. Afterward, transfer to Dapur Babah Elite restaurant for lunch. Discover the oldest Buddhist temple in Jakarta: Vihara Darma Bakti that was built by a Chinese captain Oei Tjhie in 1755 to replace a previously demolished Buddhist temple that dated back to 1650. Then continue to see another religious landmark, the Santa Maria de Fatima Catholic Church with a very strong Chinese influence with red doors and Chinese style roofs.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$107.77 
Price varies by group size
From  
$107.77 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with LunchFull-day Tours

Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch

star-4.5
Discover the heritage that lies beneath Jakarta’s high-rise surface on this private guided door-to-door tour. Start the day with Jakarta Cathedral, Istiqlal Mosque, the National Museum, the National Monument, and the sailing ships of Sunda Kelapa Harbor. Then savor a local restaurant lunch before you explore beautiful Jakarta Old Town.
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$76.93 
From  
$76.93 
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Wonderful Jakarta City TourDay Trips

Wonderful Jakarta City Tour

This tour is recommended for those people that visit Jakarta at the first time. people can learn more about Indonesian culture, history, traditions and also can see more of Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia.
...  More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$65.00 
Price varies by group size
From  
$65.00 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jakarta Landmarks TourFull-day Tours

Jakarta Landmarks Tour

The 8 Hours Jakarta City Tour is designed for those who want to explore the city for full day in comfortable way. This tour package is a fully guided tour that covering all tourist attractions place in Jakarta. Enjoy your last or first day on Jakarta. The tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of culture and tradition. Explore the landmark of Jakarta, historic sites and interesting places in Jakarta and learn about Indonesia's history and the struggle to get independence. We will go above and beyond to provide you the best tour experience and of course, good photos and memories
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$128.21 
Price varies by group size
From  
$128.21 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from JakartaPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta

star-3
Venture into the 13th-century streets of Jakarta, formerly Batavia, accompanied by a private guide who sheds light on its Dutch colonial history. You’ll explore Glodok, Indonesia’s oldest Chinatown, characterized by winding lanes and red-tiled roofs. See multiple attractions including the Chinese temple Jin De Yuan and the Dutch drawbridge, and stroll through Fatahillah Square and the Jalan Surabaya flea market. Visit the Wayang Museum for a look at kulit shadow puppets, stop by Sunda Kelapa Harbor, and view cultural artifacts at the National Museum of Indonesia.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
$65.39 
Price varies by group size
From  
$65.39 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Jakarta Private Tour Multi Language ( With Lunch )Full-day Tours

Jakarta Private Tour Multi Language ( With Lunch )

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$82.06 
From  
$82.06 
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jakarta Tour Group 50 Pax With Lunch Day Trips

Jakarta Tour Group 50 Pax With Lunch

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$70.77 
per group
From  
$70.77 
per group
Learn More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Customized Private Tour Jakarta With LunchDay Trips

Customized Private Tour Jakarta With Lunch

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$82.06 
From  
$82.06 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jakarta City Tour Group Package 50 Pax With LunchDay Trips

Jakarta City Tour Group Package 50 Pax With Lunch

Hi, The price for booking is for 1 Group of 50 people, if you book 1 Adult = 50 Person. You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$1,282.06 
per group
From  
$1,282.06 
per group
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jakarta City Tour Group Package 50 PaxDay Trips

Jakarta City Tour Group Package 50 Pax

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$1,435.90 
per group
From  
$1,435.90 
per group
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jakarta History Little City AmsterdamDay Trips

Jakarta History Little City Amsterdam

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$82.06 
From  
$82.06 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Jakarta City Tour Special Local Guide Spanish & With LunchFull-day Tours

Private Jakarta City Tour Special Local Guide Spanish & With Lunch

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$205.13 
Price varies by group size
From  
$205.13 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private City Tour Special Local Guide Mandarin & With LunchFull-day Tours

Private City Tour Special Local Guide Mandarin & With Lunch

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$184.62 
From  
$184.62 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private City Tour Special Guide Japanese language & With LunchFull-day Tours

Private City Tour Special Guide Japanese language & With Lunch

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$112.83 
From  
$112.83 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Afternoon city tour JakartaFull-day Tours

Afternoon city tour Jakarta

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$82.06 
From  
$82.06 
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jakarta Private Tour With LunchFull-day Tours

Jakarta Private Tour With Lunch

You will see the beautiful city of Jakarta, national monuments, and lunch with local food menus. Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$82.06 
From  
$82.06 
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half Day 5 Hours Jakarta City TourHalf-day Tours

Half Day 5 Hours Jakarta City Tour

star-5
The 5 Hours Jakarta City Tour is designed for those who had a little time but want to explore the city in quick and comfortable way. This tour package is a fully guided tour that covering most highlights of Jakarta. Our expert guide will take you to must visit place, explaining about history, local culture, and tradition in actual information. We will go above and beyond to provide you the best tour experience and of course, good photos and memories.
...  More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$51.27 
Price varies by group size
From  
$51.27 
Price varies by group size
Learn More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience National Museum?