Satria Mandala Museum (Armed Forces Museum), Jakarta
(3.7/5 based on 75+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Tempat ini sangat cocok sekali untuk menambah wawasan tentang sejarah, disini terdapat berbagai alat temput TNI, harga tiket masuknya pun tergolong sangat murah. 
  • Museum Satria Mandala adalah museum sejarah dan persenjataan Tentara Nasional Indonesia. Di museum ini ditampilkan sejarah berdirinya TNI dan perjuangan TNI dalam berbagai perperangan mempertahankan k...  more »
  • Must bring your family at least once, to learn about the history of the indonesian army, a good wide variety of displays of old army equipments including planes and tanks, will be memorable for young ...  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