Wayang is a theatrical performance employing puppets or human dancer. The puppet could be made of leather which perform shadow puppets play, or of wooden. Wayang Museum (used to be called as Shadow Puppet Museum as well) is a museum which keeps collections of wayang from various territories in Indonesia and even from other countries. The idea of building Wayang Museum started when H. Ali Sadikin, the governor of DKI Jakarta, attended the second wayang museum week in 1974. With the support of the committee of the wayang museum week, wayang lovers, and the governor of DKI Jakarta, then the building at Jalan Pintu Besar Utara # 27, West Jakarta decided to be Wayang Museum. The museum was officially open on 13th August, 1975 by the governor of DKI Jakarta, H. Ali Sadikin.
The location of Wayang Museum is near to Cafe Batavia, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum and Fatahillah (History Museum) which are also interesting places to visit.
Jln. Pintu Besar Utara No. 27
Jakarta Barat 11110
Ph. 021 6929560
Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Monday & Public Holiday: Closed
Adult: IDR 2.000
Student: IDR 1.000
Children: IDR 600