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Museum Wayang

32 Reviews
Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-3:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Jalan Pintu Besar Utara No.27, Pinangsia, Tamansari, RT.3/RW.6, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone: +62-21-6929560

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The Puppet Museum was built in 1912. It was originally an old church, but it was completely destroyed in the earthquake.



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This museum is committed to traditional Javanese wayang puppetry, and contains a collection of thousands of puppets from throughout Indonesia. The place offers insight into this beautiful and longstanding piece of the culture. The puppets aren't just for viewing: they often entertain at the museum, usually with gamelan music. The museum site has an interesting history itself: the original building was built in 1640 as a Dutch church; it was renovated several times, and finally in 1938 was somewhat restored to its original Dutch colonial architecture.
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