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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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COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER PLACE

I would say I was expecting to find more hystorical value of Jakarta when I stepped into this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JUDIS_UTAMA
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Indonesia
via mobile
Uncomfortable Place to Be

As soon as you walk in the museum, you know that you will need a lot of effort to be comfortable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hasya7
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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.
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good32%
  • Average39%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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"kota tua"
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"colonial style"
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"the dutch east india company"
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"old town"
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"great place to learn"
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"inside the building"
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"tour guide"
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"great collection"
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"batavia cafe"
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"artifacts"
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank JUDIS_UTAMA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank hasya7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist attraction of this one are perfect for you who want to know history about jakarta. I highly recommended this place to tourist who have visiting Jakarta, Because the location is very strategic. Close to the Fatahillah Museum are also obligate to visit. That's less...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History museum or we can called fatahillah museum i think The place is good but a little but dirty and smell bad on the outside the museum because there are some kind of pople picnic and the rubbish didnt throw in a rubbish bin..we can...More

Thank Noer R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is live play there, where it tells you how Indonesians were tortured by the Dutch. The men are slaughtered and the limbs are thrown in the well not so far from the underground lock-up. The prisoners' wives are taken as a slave and had...More

Thank Millomocca
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We arrived at 4:00 p.m. on a Thursday, and I thought we had a hour to see the museum. They started closing rooms down, however, at about 4:45 p.m., so plan accordingly. There's a cloak room to check your bags and umbrellas (free), friendly staff...More

Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Not a huge amount of particular interest here in this museum, mainly wall fresco's and models of historical events. The building itself is probably more interesting than any of the exhibits, but sadly, the upstairs gallery was closed on the day I visited. It only...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This museum is quite good but not spectacular museum, in term of how they displays are set, or the time sequences and how the information of Jakarta History should be presented in continuous rhythm and attractive ways. And some of the rooms are a bit...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

CC ( 18.01.27 ) This museum was located in Fatahillah Sqaure, and we visited there for knowing about Jakarta's history. The exhibition was not many, but good to see about Jakarta's history. On trip way, I think it was important to know about destination's culture...More

Thank CanisHan
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