Fatahillah Museum, Portrait of Jakarta in the Period of Dutch Colonialism
History of the Establishment of the Fatahillah Museum.
Fatahillah Museum or known as the Jakarta History Museum is located at Jalan Taman Fatahillah, West Jakarta. The Fatahillah Museum was built during the reign of Governor-General Joan Van Hoom in 1707-1712 and functioned as the City Hall of Batavia. The Fatahillah Museum has a main building where on the east and west sides there are other buildings that become its wings. Beside it, there are buildings that serve as offices, basements for prisons and courtrooms. This building was inaugurated as the Fatahillah Museum precisely on March 30, 1974.
Collection of the Fatahillah Museum
The Fatahillah Museum displays a replica of the relics of the Padjajaran Kingdom and The Tarumanegara Kingdom, antique furniture from the 17-19th century, archeological results in Jakarta, inscription stones, ceramics, and pottery. There is also a collection of cultures such as Betawi culture, numismatic and also pedicabs. The museum also has a statue of the god Hermes where this statue is considered a lucky statue of magical power. On the front of the museum, the Jagur cannon was also found.
The Museum offers exciting activities for a minimum of 20 visitors such as a museum night cruise, Kampung Tua tour, and watching old movies together. Whereas for a minimum of 10 people can participate in workshop activities sketch of an old building. Other activities that can be followed are visits by Indonesian soldiers and Jakarta-style art performances.
In this museum, complete facilities are provided starting from the library, canteen, souvenir shop, Fatahillah cinema, prayer room, indoor garden and exhibition hall.
Entrance ticket: IDR 5,000
Open Day: Every Day (Except Monday)
Opening Hours: 09.00 – 17.00 western Indonesia time
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