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Museum Kebangkitan Nasional, Jakarta

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History Museum
Museum Kebangkitan Nasional or "Museum of National Awakening" is a history museum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The museum is dedicated for the history of Indonesian National Awakening.HistoryThe buildingThe building of the museum was constructed from 1899 to 1901. In March 1902, the building was officially opened under the name of STOVIA, the colonial medicine school for the Javanese and other native people. Students were obliged to live in the dorm until the completion of the 10 years study.In 1920, because of the increasing number of students, studies were conducted in a new building (now the Medicine facility of the University of Indonesia). The building was then used as a MULO school (equivalent to junior high school), AMS (equivalent to senior high school) and school for pharmacist assistants.During the Japanese occupation, the building was used by the Japanese to contain the Dutch war prisoners. After the independence of Indonesia, the building was used as temporary residences for the KNIL and their families.The museumDue to the building relation with the birth of Budi Utomo on May 20, 1908, whose day are officially Day of National Awakening since 1948, the building was restored by the government of Jakarta on April 1973. The building was officially made a heritage building by then President Suharto on May 20, 1974 under the name of Gedung Kebangkitan Nasional ("The Building of National Awakening"). The previous occupants were moved to Cengkareng area.
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TripAdvisor
  • Originally build as medical school for native doctors by the dutch, turned the students are care more than the health of the native people but also for their self-sustaining wellfare. As the world swa...  more »
  • A decent size museum with a cheap entrance fee. Its a bit dark and dusty with lots of repetitive displays. The most interesting point for me would me the medical apparatus displays.  more »
  • Its a museum associated with National Awakening in Indonesia. It was the colonial education start up as a school and also as a medical school with hostels for students. later used as POW camp in WWII.  more »
Google
  • Well maintained. Good display
  • Modern feeling after major renovation
  • Complete collection for student to learn national history
  • Some of a great historical place, clean, green, and have a good control, i'll come here again.
  • Spacious, well maintained, heritage buildings