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Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum), Jakarta

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History Museum
The former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum) features striking colonial-era architecture and houses an eclectic collection of around 23,500 artifacts. These include historic maps, paintings, ceramics, furniture, antique weapons, and archeological objects, covering a period from prehistoric times to Indonesian independence in 1945. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum) by using our Jakarta itinerary planner.
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  • With its limited range of exhibits I would only recommend this museum to people interested in the history of the town when it was called Batavia and under Dutch rule. Maps show the various stages of d...  more »
  • It was a big old building constractured with big wooden floor. Like every other museum, mystic ambience is in the air. They show underground prison that used to hold many persons below the building.  more »
  • Di museum ini tidak ada banyak isinya, cuma sedikit mebel yang jaman dulu...tapi bangunan bagus, sudah direnovasi, berapa abad umurnya...jangan lupa lihat penjara di bawah! Tiket masuk sangat murah, c...  more »
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  • This place is so historical! Love the vintage objects. Especially the women jail (Penjara Wanita). It was quite creepy but interesting. You might want to go there too! I saw many tourists visited the jail.
  • The actual 'museum' is not what you would think it is. But apparently they are working on making some renovations and restorations.. There are old artifacts that apparently existed a very long time ago but that hardly worthy of a building thats as old and big as this one. Our 'english tour guide' - Ahmed - was funny and chirpy. He really did try and he involved the kids too.. Not the first thing I would recommend you do in Jakarta, but then again, what else would there be to do!!
  • Museumnya too old , dan less maintenance jadinya aga creepy gitu
  • This building used to be a VOC Batavia City Hall (Dutch: Stadhuis van Batavia) was built in 1707-1710 on the orders of Governor-General Johan van Hoorn. The building resembles Dam Palace in Amsterdam, consists of a main building with two wings on the east and west as well as sanding the building used as an office, court rooms, and underground spaces used as a prison. On March 30, 1974, the building was inaugurated as Fatahillah Museum. The objects that can be found in this museum include the history of Jakarta, replicas of relics Tarumanegara and Pajajaran, results of archaeological excavations in Jakarta, antique furniture from the 17th century until the 19th, which is a blend of European style, People's Republic of China, and Indonesia. Also there are ceramics, pottery, and stone inscriptions. These collections are located in different rooms, such as prehistoric Jakarta, Room Tarumanegara, Jayakarta Room, Room Fatahillah, Sultan Agung space, and space Batavia. There are also various collections of Betawi culture, numismatic, and tricycles. Even now located statue of the god Hermes (according to Greek mythology, was the god of luck and protection for the merchants), which was located at the crossroad of Harmoni and cannon Si Jagur considered to have magical powers. In addition, there is also a Museum Fatahillah former dungeon that had been used in the Dutch colonial era.
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