Satria Mandala Museum (Armed Forces Museum), Jakarta

(3.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
The Satriamandala Museum is the main museum for the Indonesian Armed Forces. Opened on 5 October 1972, it is located on of land in South Jakarta and holds numerous artefacts, weapons, and vehicles.DescriptionThe museum is located on Gatot Soebroto Street in West Kuningan, Mampang, South Jakarta, and sits on of land; the exhibitions are divided amongst three buildings and the grounds. It is the main military museum in Indonesia. The name Satria Mandala derives from Sanskrit and translates as "a sacred place for the knights". The museum is open to the general public and has archives for persons researching the history of the armed forces.HistoryAfter 1968, the head of the Indonesian Armed Forces' history branch, Nugroho Notosusanto, conceived of a modern museum showcasing the military's role in Indonesia's development; the available museums in the country, such as the Struggle Museum in Yogyakarta, were underfunded and had poorly defined mission statements. There was not yet a museum showing the united role of the military, only museums to the role of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Notosusanto modeled his design after the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and the Museo Nacional de Historia in Mexico City, Mexico.
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  • This museum have complete history about Indonesian Armed Forces from Dutch East Indies era until today... Interesting collections including remains of many Independence War or also known as Indonesian...  more »
  • Kami singgah ke museum Satria Mandala sekedar pengisi waktu sebelum ke tempat lain. Menurut saya museum ini bagus untuk mengenalkan anak pada perjuangan bangsa. Harga tiket cukup murah hanya Rp 4000, ...  more »
  • sangatt bermanfaat sekali . karena terdapat banyak koleksi-koleksi pada masa penjajahan. seperti tandu , baju baju pahlawan, senjata, dan kendaraan2 yang di pakai pada saat perang masa itu . seketika ...  more »
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  • WOW - what a interesting experience. There is a lot of history here. I have been here twice now and each time I thoroughly enjoyed it. The aircraft section entertained me the most. The other areas give full history of Indonesia. It is really a good place to visit. try to star early as there is a lot to read and see.
  • This is a great museum if you are interested in old war and aviation items. There are several planes out back, as well as a collection of mortars and APCs. Inside, it is mostly well kept, with a variety of dioramas, guns, and other munitions. The museum is well laid out for the most part, but could be in better shape, hence only 4 stars. Its a great day outing for the family - especially if you have young boys!
  • Memorial museum for Jendral Soedirman and President Soekarno and also The soldiers of Indonesian freedom fighter. It's quite big and have unique Collections.
  • It's a shame this place isn't well maintained. It could be one of the nicest museums in Jakarta, but instead it's dirty and dusty. Bring mosquito repellent :)
  • Awesome muesum with english plaques