Museum Tours

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Explore Indonesia without leaving Jakarta and enjoy a fun-filled hour or two, as our IHS Volunteer guide shows you around Museum Nasional Indonesia! Experience a journey in time around the Indonesian archipelago brought to you by our knowledgeable guides to see the treasures and masterpieces of the islands, and learn about its diverse cultures. The Museum’s vast galleries entice visitors to visit from all over the world to immerse themselves in the stories of yesteryear.


Please join us for a free Highlight Tour of the Museum Nasional Indonesia (Gedung Gajah). The Indonesian Heritage Society Tour guides give regular free highlight tours at the National Museum (Gedung Gajah)  in English, French, Japanese, and Korean. Tours in a wide variety of other languages are available on request.

Please take a few minutes to review the Museum Nasional tour you’ve just experienced on Trip Advisor:

star rating  Wonderful tour in English by very knowledgable guide. Makes the beautiful museum even more interesting because you get to know the stories behind the exhibits.

avatar thumb Birgitta H
January 25, 2019
Ratika Shah (IHS Museum Guide) guiding school children

Every day 08.00 AM – 04.00 PM except for religious and public holidays. 

  • PPKM (Health Protocol) needs to followed by all guests and guides for the safety and comfort of everyone.


Ruang ImersifA (ImersifA Exhibition):


Tours in English

Walk-In tours every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00 am and every Thursday at 1:30 pm.

  • Theme Tours and Group Tours may also be arranged for embassies, companies, schools and individuals. Book in advance by sending an email to


Tours in French 

Every third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am. Book in advance by sending an email to


Tours in Japanese

Walk-In tours every Tuesday at 10:30 am, and the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 am. For more information kindly send an email to


Tours in Korean

Every third Saturday of the month at 9:30 am. Book in advance by sending a message to this app


Tours in other languages (such as German, Spanish etc), or on other days and times, are available on request. Please contact the Museum Tours Co-Chair at or the Indonesian Heritage Society Library (62-21) 572-5870

Museum Guide Training

The Indonesian Heritage Society has been conducting intensive Museum Guide Training at Museum Nasional Indonesia every year since the early ‘80s. Trainees graduate to become full-fledged Museum Guide volunteers at Museum Nasional. 

Enrol yourself to become a Museum Guide volunteer by sending your email to

IHS Museum Mentors and Guide Graduates of 2021
IHS Volunteering Guide guiding at MNI - September 2022

IHS Museum Guide Testimonials

*All Photos and Videos have been contributed by our generous members.

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