It’s incomplete to surround the city of Jakarta without visiting its historic museums. The city which has always been the center of government has a lot of very interesting historical stories for you to cool down.
You can also find various historical museums in every corner of Jakarta. For those of you who are confused about finding the right museum spot for a weekend getaway, here Greatnesia recommends historical museums that must be visited.
1. Museum Taman Prasasti
You can visit one of the museums located at Jalan Tanah Abang 1 No 1, Jakarta Pusat. There, you can see various collections of majestic nisah stone inscriptions from the columnial era to the independence period. Before becoming a museum, this location was the Kebon Ginger Kober Tomb which has existed since 1795.
In 1950-1970, at the instruction of the Governor of DKI Jakarta at that time, Ali Sadikin, the body was moved to several tombs such as Menteng Pulo and Taman Kusir so that it could be used as a museum.
If you explore this museum, it feels thick owned Greek architecture. The main building of the museum itself has a Greek architectural design. This building is design in a Dorian style. Dorian style has the characteristics of large pillars at the front supposedly signifying a strong kingdom.
2. Museum Sejarah Jakarta
For those of you who want to look at traces of Jakarta’s history from prehistoric times until the founding of the city of Jayakarta in 1527, the Jakarta History Museum is the right place. The museum, known as the Fatahillah Museum or the Batavia Museum, is located in the Old City Area of Jakarta.
In this museum, tourists can browse collections in the Fatahillah Museum such as the Ciaruteun Inscription, the Jagur Cannon, antique furniture from the 17th to 19th centuries.
This museum occupies the Dutch Town Hall building, with a classic architecture that blends European, Tingkok and Indonesian styles. This museum is the largest building in the Old City area of Jakarta. The address of this museum is located at Jalan Taman Fatahillah Number 1, West Jakarta.
3. Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik
Still in the Old City area of Jakarta, there is the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics. It is located on the left side of the Fatahillah Museum. The museum displays local and international ceramics, as well as paintings from famous Indonesian painters such as Raden Saleh. The museum is located at Jalan Pos Kota, West Jakarta.
This museum was originally a building that was used as the center of government from the Japanese occupation until 1967. In 1976, President Soeharto inaugurated this place as the Hall of Fine Arts Building.
Until June 7, 1977 this place was inaugurated as the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics by Ali Sadikin.
4. Museum Bank Indonesia
Not far from the Jakarta History Museum, there is a Bank Indonesia Museum that is no less interesting. You can see traces of the historical development of Bank Indonesia from time to time.
In this museum, visitors can see the history of the nation began before the arrival of the western language until the formation of Bank Indonesia in 1953.
What makes Bank Indonesia interesting is because of the presentation of collections and historical presentations which have been enriched in such a way with electronic displays. Not to forget the dioramas and other historic collections create comfort for visitors who want to explore the history of the Indonesian bank.
You can also find collections of currencies in the Museum of Bank Indonesia.
5. Museum Nasional
Located on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat or to the west of Tugu Monas (National Monument), the National Museum can be one of the museums that you must visit.
This museum has a collection of prehistoric objects with seven types, namely prehistoric, archeological, ceramics, numismtik-heraldik, history, ethnography and geography.
This museum is the right location for you who want to explore the history of the city of Jakarta. The National Museum is open from Tuesday-Friday from 08.00-16.00 WIB, Saturday-Sunday from 08.00-17.00 WIB, and closed Monday / national holiday.