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Wayang Museum

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This museum exhibits a great many wayang kulit, two-dimensional puppets used in the ancient art of Javanese storytelling.
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Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 622 16929560
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank HappyCanadian13
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Thank LMNO17
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

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.

Thank Elżbieta W
Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

Thank VivaMexicoLiz
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Carin N
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Thank Carmel M
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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.

Thank Seasondtraveller
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25 June 2017|
Response from TheWestCountryNomad | Reviewed this property |
When I was at the museum, the curator was there and he was very informative about the exhibits. I suggest you either call the museum or turn up and ask to speak to him
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5 December 2016|
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Response from carlbray | Reviewed this property |
I know some of the Museum guides do, ask for Pak Aldy