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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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old dutch style building

I thought there would have been a lot more in this museum relateing to the buildings history. The displays were mainly furniture. the building itself is very impressive and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought there would have been a lot more in this museum relateing to the buildings history. The displays were mainly furniture. the building itself is very impressive and standing at one side of the plaza. the cells underneath the building were daunting and u have to feel for those poor souls that were kept there.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite place in Jakarta, because I love art and architecture and yeah history. Cultural heritage and good spot to take many pictures. But, why they has a monkey outside the museum? My boyfriend was attacked by that monkey, I think the monkey must be put aside, I don't mind if there was a monkey at... More 

Thank nadilaislamiaty
Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum probably the most iconic museum in Old Town area. People will automatically connect Old Town to Fatahillah Museum. Too bad the museum's facilities are pretty far from good. It's hot and dirty. However, I suppose the Jakarta's government is in the process of upgrading this museum. This museum offers a display of Jakarta's history from colonial time, To... More 

Thank Evelin J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first building we wanted to visit when we reached Kota Tua/Batavia areas, riding the FREE Tourist Bus. There is a sign saying that it is closed for renovation. We took pictures from the outside and visited other attractions near by. We'll try see its exhibits inside the building before leaving Jakarta.

Thank LolaGo1
Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in Fatahilla square in an early 18th century building popularly known as Kota Tua open 9.00 to 15.00 Tuesday through Sunday and with 5000 IDR entry fee. Can spend around an hour to hour and a half

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is famous for commercial products, photo, movie, video clips, and soap opera scene. so it is not a museum. just an old building with dutch colonial era that looks different from any modern building in jakarta.

Thank rlahuddin
Khon Kaen
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I think I'm getting jaded in my old age, but museums don't really do much for me anymore. We did have a guide who was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I would recommend looking for one if you are truly interested in understanding the cultural and historical exhibits.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went at night and like all historical places its well lit andmakes for nice pictures. See while in Fatahillah Square.

Thank worldiscoverer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

nice only,,,, not so great.. better visit it around 5pm above.. more lively at night.,,,,,, becareful with pickpocket

Thank Dadz R
Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This museum is located in a Dutch colonial government building. The entrance fee is about 0.5 Euro and that is more than enough, given that the museum doesn't have much on display but some pieces of furniture from the previous centuries and some prison cells accessible from an inside courtyard (women's cells were flooded). Little information provided, esp. for those... More 

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