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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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Quick immersion in colonial history

This isn't so much a museum with exhibits (although there are a few) as it is a building where you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Betsy G
Very few things to see

Entrance fee is IDR5,000. There were just chairs, tables and bookshelves. Some cabinets were there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+62 21 6929101
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This isn't so much a museum with exhibits (although there are a few) as it is a building where you can wander around and see what it looked like during the Dutch colonial era. As other reviewers have noted, it's essentially a collection of old...More

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance fee is IDR5,000. There were just chairs, tables and bookshelves. Some cabinets were there too. I think the name is not apt for the displays.

Thank ASEManila
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love historical sites, and have already come here twice. This place never lost its grandeur, but I believe it needs better preservation, not only the building and surrounding but also the paintings inside it. Glad to see that this museum never lack of visitors.

Thank graciousgracia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to the Dutch Quarter with a family friend who is keen to show us Jakarta's long history. It is well worth paying for a guide as you could easily walk past rooms or dungeons and not realise the significance of the space.

Thank Veronica and Ke... R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

we visited this place with a couple friend of us, living in another island 3 hours from Jakarta. The place was simple but very well done. we enjoyed to learn about the local history and culture.

Thank Claudya P
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It is located right at Fatahillah square. Looks wonderful and it is really big. Covers the entire history of Jakarta.

Thank Siddhartha L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was here to bring a friend of mine from Holland. I thought I will be his tour guide. Much to my surprise, he became my tour guide as most of the exhibits also display some information in old Dutch! Yes, old Dutch that sometime...More

Thank AndryLie
Reviewed 11 May 2017

SO old and full history in Jakarta, I went for twice just want to looking around and met with tourist from Dutch and talking with her about Jakarta and she said very wonderful like my feeling too , thanks Jakarta old town (Kota Tua )

Thank Widiarta H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I just love kota tua - the old historical city if Batavia. Fatahillah square and it's adjacent buildings are magnificent. Unfortunately Jakarta sejarah museum is not up to scratch to international standards. The building is wonderful but the information you get is meagre. There is...More

1  Thank Marc P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

With its limited range of exhibits I would only recommend this museum to people interested in the history of the town when it was called Batavia and under Dutch rule. Maps show the various stages of development and there is a decent collection of period...More

Thank Peter M
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