Fatahillah Museum is a Historical Museum of Jakarta



Tour this time let's take a look a museums in Jakarta, Indonesia. Fatahillah Museum.

Fatahillah Museum  is the Jakarta Historical Museum, also known as  Batavia Museum, is located in the Old Town  of Jakarta, Indonesia. The building was built in 1710 as the Stadhuis (city hall) of Batavia. Jakarta History Museum, opened in 1974, displays objects from the prehistory period of the city region, the founding of Jayakarta in 1527, and through the Dutch colonization period from the 16th century until Indonesia’s Independence in 1945.

Fatahillah Museum occupies two long buildings in the old city area. This museum was formerly the town hall (stadhuis) builded in Batavia in 1707 by Governor-General Joan van Hoon. This building was completed in 1712. The architecture of the building like of the 17th century, the classical Baroque. This Museum has 3 floors with the main roof has a direction of the wind

The building contains 37 ornate rooms. There are also some cells located beneath the front portico which were used as dungeons. A Javanese freedom fighter Prince Diponegoro, who was treacherously arrested, was imprisoned here in 1830 before being banished to Manado, North Sulawesi.

This museum has an area of ​​more than 1,300 square meters. The front yard of Museum you can see few  of old trees. You can also see European style antique furniture from the 17th century. There are also collections of ceramics, pottery, and stone inscriptions. There are also various collections of Betawi culture, numismatic, and Becak.

The Jakarta Historical Museum has a collection of around 23,500 objects, some of them inherited from de Oude Bataviasche Museum (now the Wayang Museum). The collection includes objects from theDutch East Indies Company, historic maps, paintings, ceramics, furnitures, and archeological objects from the prehistoric era such as ancient inscriptions and sword. museum. Jakarta History Museum also contains the richest collection of Betawi style furnitures from the 17th to the 19th century. The collections are divided into several rooms such as Prehistoric Jakarta room, Tarumanegara Room, Jayakarta Room, FatahillahRoom, Sultan Agung Room, and MH Thamrin Room.

To improve the performance and appearance, the Jakarta History Museum since 1999 determined to make this museum is not just a place to care for, or exhibit collections from the Batavia, but also must be a better place for all people of Indonesia and foreign, children, people even for adults with disabilities to increase their knowledge and experience and can be enjoyed as a place of recreation. The Jakarta History Museum seeks to provide information about the history of the city from the begining, since prehistoric times to the present.

Address of Fatahillah Museum :
Jl. Taman Fatahillah No. 1 West Jakarta, Indonesia
Phon (62-21) 6929101, 6901483
Fax. (62-21) 6902387
email: musejak@indosat.net.id