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Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum)

Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 21 6929101
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Brings tears to your eyes

First of all: this is not a "museum", full stop. It is a poorly restored, tired old building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank H
Cool Historical Hang Out Place

The museum has so many activity on the weekend. specially at the front or we can call it the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Also called the Museum of Old Batavia, Fatahillah Museum occupies the old town hall and contains artifacts, weapons and an old jail.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average38%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 21 6929101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all: this is not a "museum", full stop. It is a poorly restored, tired old building without AC. "Exhibits" are strewn/ placed around without care and without an explanation to tell you what it is. Paintings on the wall show damage (even found...More

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has so many activity on the weekend. specially at the front or we can call it the museum's plaza. many exhibition from local artist is taking place most every weekend. you can take pictures with them and post it on your social media....More

1  Thank diki_dani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entry fee of 5000 is definitely worth even a quick walk through this old Dutch Governors office, which has many similarities with the Dutch Palace Paleis op de Dam. While I was there, the second floor was closed unfortunately. Inside on the right you...More

Thank YSchreut
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Being a museum, it is really not a good one. Item is not much. Explanation of items is not sufficient. If you do not know what this building is, you will never know what the museum wants to show to everybody. However, I think it...More

Thank Jasmineli
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A lot of history collections available to view with around 5 levels, starting with ancient civilization at ground floor. There we can see skulls from prehistoric humans and mastodon tusks. Going up we can see reliefs and scriptures from ancient kingdoms which were located here...More

Thank Varianty K
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A museum in an old Dutch building where used to be used as Dutch Mayor's office. The building is big and the museum content is actually good but too few information about the museum so it leaves not much impression.

Thank Desti P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This museum is in Fatahillah Square in the old part of Jakarta. The museum is housed in a beautiful colonial style building that served as the City Hall of Batavia (known as Stadhuis) which served as the administrative headquarters of the Dutch East India Company....More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The place has information and artifacts surrounding Batavia and the growth of Jakarta. It also has a big courtyard in the back where you can eat some local dishes. However the place is not managed excellently and the infographic explaining the stuffs are not very...More

Thank Benedict M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The museum is sparsely filled with very few items. The dungeons in the basement were the highlight and the museum guide was great offering a wealth of knowledge and history which made up for the emptiness of the building.

Thank Msgoodytwoshoes
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A great place to learn about the history and culture of this country. Love the little details of different artworks from different tribes. So little known to western eyes.

Thank VD_Salzt
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