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Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum), Jakarta
(2.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Located in Fatahilla square in an early 18th century building popularly known as Kota Tua open 9.00 to 15.00 Tuesday through Sunday and with 5000 IDR entry fee. Can spend around an hour to hour and a ...  more »
  • this place is famous for commercial products, photo, movie, video clips, and soap opera scene. so it is not a museum. just an old building with dutch colonial era that looks different from any modern ...  more »
  • The museum itself is fairly limited in information and variety. We have walked around without guide and there are especially a lot of furniture from colonial times. A lot of empty space. We were here to really learn about the colonial era, but then Wikipedia is more advisable if you have to choose from 1 museum, we would recommend the national museum, on the other hand for the 5000 rp can a quick button not so much evil.
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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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