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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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Think it as a historic building, not museum.

Being a museum, it is really not a good one. Item is not much. Explanation of items is not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jasmineli
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Taipei, Taiwan
via mobile
Great collection

A lot of history collections available to view with around 5 levels, starting with ancient... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Varianty K
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good32%
  • Average39%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 9 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
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The exterior of the building is nice, but there is nearly nothing inside the museum. There are paintings and cabinets from the dutch colonials but there aren't any explanation of the purpose of the hall and the furnitures in it, making one assume and guess...More

Thank jeraldcoolpianist
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Ticket is really cheap but not many things to see. You can see everything only in 10-15 minutes. Museum condition is not good, very old.

Thank Khaligov
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Museum's collection isn't that special but it is interesting to imagine how things were being handled back in the day. The square below is bustling with activity and is quite nice. Just watch the people interact and be part of it. You may be asked...More

Thank Koen M
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