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Museums in Jakarta: West Java

When it comes to museums and galleries you will always find me fossicking around and enjoying the exhibits. Not only do the items displayed in a museum give you a cultural insight but also a historical one. Galleries I find fascinating and can stay in them for hours much to the disgruntlement of my wife, Candika. If you are visiting Jakarta in West Java, then you have a literal plethora of museums to visit.

Here’s just a few you might like to have a look at:

National Museum,
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 12, Central Jakarta
(Tel. 3812346, 3868172),
Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Free English Language Tours: Tuesday, Thursday at 9:30 a.m, 2nd Saturday and last Sunday of month at 10:30 a.m. For further information on all tours telephone IHS Library 5725870.

Puppet Museum,
Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No. 27, West Jakarta
(Tel. 6929560),
Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jakarta Museum of History,
Taman Fatahillah, West Jakarta
(Tel. 6929101),
Tuesday to Friday, Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum,
Jl. Taman Fatahillah No. 2, West Jakarta
(Tel. 6907062),
Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Satria Mandala Military Museum,
Jl. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta
(Tel. 5227949).

Textile Museum,
Jl. K.S Tubun No. 4, West Jakarta
(Tel. 5606613),
Tuesday to Sunday (except Friday), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Forestry Manggala Wana Bhakti Museum,
Jl. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta
(Tel. 5703265/46 ext.5557/8),
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stamp Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8409286),
Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 1945 Fight For Freedom Museum,
Jl. Menteng Raya No. 31, Central Jakarta
(Tel. 3909148),
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monas Museum,
Jl. Silang Monas, Central Jakarta
(Tel. 3840451).

Maritime Museum,
Jl. Pasar Ikan No. 1, North Jakarta
(Tel. 6693406, 6602476).

Pancasila Sakti Museum,
Jl. Pondok Gede, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8400423).

Indonesia Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta
(Tel. 84000526, ext. 383).

Sports Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8401685).

Transportation Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8400662, 8400482).

Telecommunications Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8462498).

Science and Technology Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta.

Freshwater Aquarium Park Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8409471).

Insectarium Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8409471, 8409472).

Bayt Al-Qur’an Museum,
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8416466),
Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.