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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    Central and housed in a beautiful building, the historical Museum has unfortunately only a lean collection, mainly devoted to colonial furniture.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The place has information and artifacts surrounding Batavia and the growth of Jakarta. It also has a big courtyard in the back where you can eat some local dishes. However the place is not managed exc...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The museum is sparsely filled with very few items. The dungeons in the basement were the highlight and the museum guide was great offering a wealth of knowledge and history which made up for the empti...  more »
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  • August 29, 2017
    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.
  • August 30, 2017
    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
  • August 28, 2017
    Entrance fee is cheap. We expected more explanations on colonisation. Still a good site to visit.
  • July 20, 2017
    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
  • September 3, 2017
    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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