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Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum)

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Address: Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 21 6929101
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00

Also called the Museum of Old Batavia, Fatahillah Museum occupies the old...

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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If you already tired with all modern busy city Jakarta, try to visit this place once awhile. Located in heart of Jakarta and easily can be reached by TransJakarta Bus without... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2015
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

If you already tired with all modern busy city Jakarta, try to visit this place once awhile. Located in heart of Jakarta and easily can be reached by TransJakarta Bus without transit if you take the bus from Blok M Terminal all the way to Kota Terminal. This building used to be a governor house office in olden time (year... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This museum provides a lot of historical information about Batavia/Jakarta. It's a must-visit in Jakarta if you are a history buff. The museum building and interior was well-preserved and maintained. The only two minus points was that 1) the English explanation was not done aptly, still could spot a lot of grammatical/confusing terms. 2) The space at the upper floor... More 

Thank Javier L
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This museum stands so beautifully with its colonial style, compares to modern buildings we always see in Jakarta. But it seems rather empty. There a lot of blank space in some rooms. Just hanging photographs, put some ancient ceramics. But the most unforgettable is the prison where Dutch colonials have tortured Indonesia people. It's so dark, and narrow. Makes me... More 

Thank Anneila F
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Located in Kota Tua, Jakarta, Fatahillah Museum is one of the famous historical museums in Jakarta. First impression, good. The place is in good condition, air-conditioned. There are so many historical things such as colonial weapons, inscriptions, women's prison, old table and bench. How to get there? Bus Transjakarta (Busway): stop at Kota Tua Taxi: more simple and don't forget,... More 

Thank josephgiorgio
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This museum could be very important in telling about Jakarta's past, but just as Kota Tua itself, it does not fulfill this yet. It could be very interesting but the collection is quite small. Lower floor is interesting but upper floor consists mainly of antique furniture. More stories about the past, pictures, paintings and English translation for every item would... More 

Thank Sneeuwbal
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

The Governor's Palace is an imposing old building in the dominant location on Fatahillah Square. Entry is once again IDR5,000 per person and is hardly worth the effort. The large rooms are sparsely furnished with period pieces and other exhibits with so little commentary (even in Bahasa) that one wonders why they bothered. Indonesia has an interesting and immensely rich... More 

Thank duncanmacster
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This museum is more about the building itself than the exhibits. There are some colonial era paintings, furniture, and other items, but nothing worth taking a long look at. The building itself is interesting though with the old architecture and layout. Easy to picture colonial officials at work in this building. Not a lot to see overall, so you can... More 

Thank Traveler O
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

The display in this museum is a little sparse, but I enjoyed seeing the building undergoing restoration. The hardware in this building is quite something from the door hinges to the locks. Many of the furniture in here did not have enough descriptions but what it did was very interesting. Would be good to have a little more English displays.... More 

Thank Toko K
Puchong, Malaysia
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

its entrance fee is cheap, but i quite regret it because there's a lot of people going in, but the main building is small... not much to see. the displays in the main building is quite dissappointing.. afterwards you can take a rest from your stroll at the park behind the main building.

Thank mushroom001
Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Outdoor place, is hot. Yeah, you know is hot when you can feel your own sweat on your back right? :)) Make sure to wear a comfortable and still fashionable shirt to have a great feeling in here instead of taking a pics with the historic site of Jakarta. Many foods around this area is not good enough, is just... More 

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