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Fine Arts & Ceramics Museum (Balai Seni Rupa)

Open today: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Interesting building

It's only IR5000 (about $US0.35) to visit this museum on the main square of the old town and the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

An OK place. Much like other government museums in Indonesia, this place is run down, the... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.
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Jln. Fatahillah Taman 2 | Pinangsia Village, Taman Sari, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16907062
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

It's only IR5000 (about $US0.35) to visit this museum on the main square of the old town and the price does really reflect the poor quality of what's on show. The building is more interesting than the exhibits for sure, but there are some very...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 7 February 2018

An OK place. Much like other government museums in Indonesia, this place is run down, the collections are badly presented with few English explanations, and no A/C. There are plans to improve the place but judging from how faded the pictures from the announcement party...More

Thank earth-is-home-com
Reviewed 24 January 2018

At first I visited this museum just to rest and do not expect much, but this turned out to be a pleasant visit. I started to understand that a ceramic (and also other art objects) is not just an object but also there is a...More

Thank Bambang L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This museum is located on the western side of the Fatahillah Square. The building was built in 1870. It is another example of colonial architecture. The museum was previously the office of the Jakarta Museum and History official and before that it was the Mayor...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Actually its good, maybe need some sign n keep up the cleanliness. Its complete and very precious, we need to give more service with that

Thank VellyHoo
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I asked for a tour guide and was given one hitch was a big help as little is in English. They actually have a quite good collection which is generally poorly displayed, curated and lit. Still worth a visit as there are a lot of...More

1  Thank guy m
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Surprised at how well curated the collections are now. Interesting survey of various periods in Indonesia's history as seen thru art. Really liked the Majapahit era pottery.

Thank arthurjunior
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great location near Kota Train Station, great collection too. Some times, some painting were lending for another exhibition. Old building but nice and clean.

Thank Yebe
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The building is magnificent and some of the pieces are really interesting but like the National Museum, a major renovation is required. Save your IDR 5,000 (US 30cents) and buy an ice cream because this display is woeful.

Thank HedgemeisterHK
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The building on Fatahillah Square is the best thing about the place. However, the contents are mediocre and poorly presented. It includes some nice paintings, ceramics and sculpture but very little explanation for those not speaking bahasa. It appears that there is a renovation planned...More

Thank Timmi002
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