Timings : Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : IDR 5,000
Museum Sejarah Jakarta or the Jakarta History Museum is one of the largest museums in Old Jakarta Town. It is filled with more than 23,000 artefacts from the Dutch civilization and various Indonesian kingdoms can be seen here, a proud display of the heritage of the region. 27 ornately adorned rooms filled with articles that chronicle the city's history, from when it was founded and known as Jayakarta, to when it was rechristened Batavia when it was the capital of the Dutch East India Company, and to when the country became independent.
Museum Sejarah Jakarta is popular for its 17th-century architectural style. It is spread over an area of 1300 square metres and also houses a pond. In addition to the archaeological excavations, Museum Sejarah Jakarta also exhibits stone inscriptions, ceramics and earthenware. It is often regarded as a recreational destination where one can also increase their knowledge of Jakartan culture.
Museum Sejarah Jakarta has emerged as a centre for study, education and recreation for the Jakarta community. It also plays host to several art programs, exhibitions and seminars related to the history of Jakarta. Both national and international seminars have been held to reflect upon the architecture of the museum building.
Moreover, visitors are allowed to view the underground dungeons where Indonesian heroes were said to have been captured. You can also rent out colourful antique bikes and ride around the square’s open space.
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