Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum), Jakarta

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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Jakarta holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The entry fee of 5000 is definitely worth even a quick walk through this old Dutch Governors office, which has many similarities with the Dutch Palace Paleis op de Dam. While I was there, the second f...  more »
  • mulai tertata rapi , pedagang berjajar sesuai tempatnya , masuk kedalam museum , seprti kemballi kejaman dahulu , sangat menyenangkan mengunjungi museum ini jika tidak terlalu ramai ,  more »
  • I can vividly imagine that many Dutch people (was here with a group of 24 Dutch and I .... only Belgian/Flemish) it get warmer by the historical value here. So, how should that for that first Dutch have felt? Personally, I find the outside nicer than what's inside.
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  • If you like to see old/vintage furnitures, this will be a good choice. But honestly, I think the building is too small to be called a museum. It would be nice if they have musholla access inside the museum too. The moment we went there, we decided to do prayer first, but apparently it's considered as "outside the museum area", so when we went back to the museum, there's a scary looking security guard asked us "where do you think you're going to?" Then I explained the situation. Thankfully he let us in, which was good enough to escape the hot air outside.
  • Located in the colonial mayor's office, there is a lot of potential for the museum to showcase the history of Jakarta, both pre-colonial & under the VOC. Sadly, the best I can say is that its a glorified antique furniture display. Thankfully, the entry is pretty reasonable; IDR 3000/~USD 0.30 per person. Perfect as an escape from the scorching heat of Fatahillah Square
  • Entrance fee is cheap. We expected more explanations on colonisation. Still a good site to visit.
  • This is a place with many historical things of Indonesia early days. We can witness a lot of memories, not only the pain but also the beauty. You shall come
  • The historical building and the museum of Jakarta, have great building architecture, have a large open space. This place is the education tourism destination in Jakarta

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