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The Wayang museum is one of several museums to be found off Fatahillah Square in the Kota Tua area of old Jakarta. It's really cheap to enter and probably you can view the entire museum in a half hour or so unless you want to...More
Large collection of puppets and surprising variety - water puppets, shadow puppets, etc. Interesting the different mediums used to create the puppets - bamboo, animal hide, metal, etc. Admission is only 5k (less than .50). Lovely replicas in all sizes available in the gift shop.
The museum is a good way to learn about the shadow puppets in Indonesia. A guide approached us and just began giving us a tour. It was interesting to learn more about how puppets intersect with the local culture. The tour was probably longer and...More
Its located on Fatahillah Square in Kota Tua (Old Town). Very interesting to see all the puppets and masks displayed on the 2 floors. You can cool off on a hot day while enjoying the 2 and 3 dimensional Javanese puppets. The entrance is 5K....More
They have an amazing display of the traditional puppets. The entrance is just 5K for an adult. You can ask to have a guided tour, but just to walk around and to look at the masterfully made puppets is enough.
I had a wonderful time at the Wayang Museum- it's located on the big Fatahillah Square in Old Jakarta, near other museums that are worth a visit. My taxi driver didn't know the museum, so be sure to take the address with you. The museum...More
Wayang (puppetry) is at the core of Javanese culture. This may be the only museum dedicated to this art form anywhere. It’s a bit dusty and worn but still very much worth a visit. Give about 90 minutes.
I absolutely loved this place but then again, I’m a total nerd when it comes to any performing arts.
The different puppets are fantastic and very well displayed.
However, if you do not know anything about the Wayang art form, it’s a challange as there...More
It was really great - i wandered into this museum and really enjoyed it. There was so much to see and it was a great place. I was not there for the show but would be good to time your visit for that if you...More
This is a fascinating museum, with a large number of really beautiful and interesting puppets of various sorts, mostly Indonesian but also from around the rest of the world.The museum shop also sells some nice ones.