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Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum), Jakarta

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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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  • 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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  • Nice museum, located in the heart of Jakarta to the Fatahillah square. It is located in the old Governor's mansion of Batavia and is a copy of the City Hall of Amsterdam (the Royal Palace). Inside are many old furniture, paintings and relics from the 17th century.
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  • I think I'm getting jaded in my old age, but museums don't really do much for me anymore. We did have a guide who was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I would recommend looking for one ...  read more »
  • 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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  • This place long ago is the house of Hindia Dutch governors. Later when Fatahilla defeated Dutch army, he lives here. Now it became a museum, the place that we can see the jail that Dutches used for criminals and Indonesia people who against Dutch. At the field of Fatahilla, we can see the Jagur's Canon, that famous. We can go to Fatahilla museum by train, busway, or motorcycle. If we used train, we stop at Beos Stations or Kota Stations, if we use busway, we stop at Jakarta Kota busway shelter. At night we can sit at the field, and have a cup of coffee that the seller sold.
  • Good place to hang out with famly and friends to get the old city batavia(now jakarta) in Indonesian
  • Formerly Batavia's Stadhuis (city hall), it is now a museum showcasing Jakarta's history. Entrance ticket is cheap but the museum itself is not that big. The contents are generally good. Try avoiding weekends or public holiday as it can be overcrowded and there is no air conditioner.
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