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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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Good place to learn something about Jakarta's past

If visiting museums is your cup of tea, then you should include Jakarta History Museum in your itinerary. Located in the Kota Tua area and housed in what used to be the head... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If visiting museums is your cup of tea, then you should include Jakarta History Museum in your itinerary. Located in the Kota Tua area and housed in what used to be the head office of the Dutch East India Company, it contains many exhibits/artifacts from various periods in the history of Jakarta, from the pre historic period, the founding of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time to go to Fatahillah Museum was 1973. Yes, it was long time ago. 43 years. I feel that my last visit was so so. It was not like my elementary school visit. I still could remember when I was there 43 years The nowadays visit is not impressive, although I think the place - Fatahillah Museum -... More 

Thank Septo P
Toulon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not much things to see in it, but it's really cheap to go around so go in it! you'll see some nice things of their culture, like the old stones, and then some stuff left from the dutch!! not amazing but if you're there just go have a look!

Thank Fred862014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My gf and I visited this as part of a sightseeing tour and it was very interesting the guides are very knowledgeable and willing to explain and answer any questions, it is very hot and crowded so be ready for that.

Thank Mia R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

An interesting walk to the history lane. This was the first ever built building of Jakarta (according to some sources) and was a dutch colonial establishment. A half day trip can be planned easily by combining Fatahillah museum, the bank museum (adjacent) a breakfast, brunch or lunch at Cafe Batavia following a trip to the old harbor.

Thank Shyikh M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visitors will pay a pittance to enter here, and the miniscule entrance fee is surprisingly well deserved as there is very little to see here. The most impressive facet of this museum is the building it's housed in. Items on display consist primarily of furniture and a few paintings, though the entire entire is poorly maintained. With a sizeable amount... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 26 November 2016

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 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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.

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