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Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum)

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Entertaining Museum

The museum has lots of historical object talking about the history of Batavia or Jakarta. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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History of Jakarta

Not only learn about history of Jakarta, this place offer traditional Jakarta culinary, such as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Uphiet K
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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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Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
+62 21 6929101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has lots of historical object talking about the history of Batavia or Jakarta. The building is well maintained but I came during tourist time so it was too crowded. However, this place provide knowledge about Jakarta and one of the must visit museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

And probably not worth a penny more. This is really weak. I mean, I get that you are poor, but this is really weak. The curation is amateur, the content worse. There is one room that has nothing but a wardrobe - presumably from colonial...More

Thank shinraemonsam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only learn about history of Jakarta, this place offer traditional Jakarta culinary, such as kerak telor, tahu gejrot, or es selendang mayang. You can see how terrible condition of prison at prior era.

Thank Uphiet K
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The staff were very helpful and friendly. Also there is a very nice souvenir shop. You get to learn a lot about the evolution of Jakarta as a capital city and also about the history of Indonesia

Thank Avimanyu B
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We really liked the museum, but I have agree with some other reviewers that there weren’t much to see in all rooms. The different rooms with themes were very nice and helpful to build an idea of the history of Jakarta but it didn’t feel...More

Thank Carin N
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The museum had some interesting information and pieces. The air conditioner wasn’t working and no ceiling fans were on so it was quite warm. There were some large bookcases and other furniture. We had a guide who gave us highlights.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

There are not many objects on show in this beautiful building. It is mainly a collection of furniture probably salvaged from the Dutch when they left. Some pieces are interesting but none are exquisite. Unfortunately for this traveller who braved the throngs visiting during the...More

Thank R1907XNmartinc
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I would say I was expecting to find more hystorical value of Jakarta when I stepped into this place. Yes... I found some interesting showcases but not as much I expected. Explanation on the showcases wasn't so informative, aircond wasn't enough to cool down the...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

As soon as you walk in the museum, you know that you will need a lot of effort to be comfortable. The place was really humid. There's not many interesting things to see and there's a lack of information in it. However, if you're a...More

1  Thank hasya7
Reviewed 17 April 2018

If you want to go back in time.. This is the place to go to... Full of histroy from the time of the Dutch to this day. Worth the visit.. Visit the prison cells and go back in time!

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