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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  • Not a huge amount of particular interest here in this museum, mainly wall fresco's and models of historical events. The building itself is probably more interesting than any of the exhibits, but sadly...  more »
  • a nice Museum about installing the Dutch in Jakarta bei exhibits well displayed with extensive English annotations to see
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  • This museum is quite good but not spectacular museum, in term of how they displays are set, or the time sequences and how the information of Jakarta History should be presented in continuous rhythm an...  more »
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  • Finally! It has improved! This museum has been so boring without less collection, no air conditioner and looks untreated. Now, it has more historic collections, the rooms are designed well, no more hot temperature inside the museum thanks to air conditioner. There are some signs on each area. The toilet is getting better as well. Kudos!
  • Ancient buildings full of history, you basically can learn the history of Jakarta here. Good place to tave some great pisc
  • Currently under major renovation that the 2nd floor and other section of the complex are not available for public viewing. Parking is a challenge during rush hours and weekends as the Kota Tua complex. Alternatives for parking space is at Jl. Cengkeh or at BNI office Complex adjacent to the Kota Tua complex..
  • It's just so hot to visit during daytime, but again, it's closed at night. If only they could add fans, at least, that'd be great. Great collection nonetheless.
  • Nice heritage place to visit. But it's too crowded at weekend. Parking is another problem in here. I suggest you to take public transportation such as commuter train or transjakarta bus if you wanna here.

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