Satria Mandala Museum (Armed Forces Museum), Jakarta

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Military Museum Museum
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 »
  • 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 »
  • Located at Jalan Jendral Gatot Subroto No. Kav 52 (6°13'48.5"S 106°49'09.8"E), the Satria Mandala Museum (Armed Forces Museum), Jakarta may be reached from Kota by Bus 1 - Blok M in 45 min (14 stops) ...  more »
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  • Big museum with a lot of historical thing from Indonesia old war. you can learn about how Indonesia fight and have an Independence. In this place also you can learn about weapons, military vehicle.
  • Good place to relax while enjoying historical sites. They have many interesting things with high historical value from the past. Plane, helicopter, etc
  • An educational destination. But, the cleanliness & toilet very poor
  • 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!
  • It isn't well maintained... okay some parts at the outside are being renovated at this moment... but when you go inside there are some broken tile on the floor of the main museum that shall make you stumble if you don't watch your step especially for kids or grandpa/mas...