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Address: Jln. Gajah Mada no. 111, Jakarta 11120, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Beautiful historic buildings and grounds of the former Governor of Batavia.

Beautiful historic buildings and grounds of the former Governor of Batavia.

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place for wedding at night

on weekend, many poeple use this place as weeding ceremony place, beuatiful place for night, but for museum not really worth it

Reviewed 9 July 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

on weekend, many poeple use this place as weeding ceremony place, beuatiful place for night, but for museum not really worth it

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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

If u an art deco lover u should come to here, 90% interior and exterior still in original structure. The landscape also great. But sometimes they have any wedding in there.

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Depok, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

One would expect some sort of organisation or management because it's called a museum, but in fact the building is managed by ANRI (Indonesian Archives) and not by any Tourisme board explains the conditions a bit. You will be asked to fill in a guestbook and hand over some ID in exchange for a Visitor's badge. I was carrying my... More 

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Bali
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Wonderfully restored building but not much too see. Also the traffic in the surrounding area is crazy!

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Well the building is the most beautiful and well laid out and the gardens are still visible.Its not far from the Old Town so doable on the same trip. get your pictures of the building! Inside its a bit overrated S splendid colonial building whose archives have moved out leaving a few map copies and furniture in various rooms on... More 

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Thank Geeess
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

In the weekend, this museum is more often used as place for wedding reception. In the noon there will be preparation made in the inner courtyard and close to the evening obviously it will be for peoples with invitation only. The museum also have a no-photograph rule unless you deal with the manager.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Fascinating place to visit, we had some time in between flights and t.ook time to look around Jakarta, this was a hidden Jem only a short distance from the Ritz Carlton hotel by taxi. A really interesting place to visit the staff were fantastic and very helpfull.

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Thank Kenny L
Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

Jakarta can be a maddening city with its hot, sweaty weather and interminable traffic jams. Many travellers leave the city cursing the place and vowing never to return. But there are some historical relics to be found amongst the concrete and traffic fumes, and the National Archives Museum is one of the best. This building once housed the archives of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 19 September 2014

At one time, this former VOC governor's residence was in the countryside outside of Batavia but now its in the heart of the city along the TransJakarta busway and near the Candra Naya - so its not difficult to reach if you are traveling up or down that route to reach Kota. Otherwise, I would not make a special trip... More 

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Vancouver
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

The building was poorly maintained, exhibits out of a garage sale, displays not worth a look, the court yard was poorly maintained, and if this represents Jakarta's best I’d be ashamed as a citizen! One positive note the schools kids visiting were very friendly ,courteous and having fun.

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