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Jakarta Museums
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  • Museum Sejarah Jakarta (Jakarta History Museum)
    It used to be the former Stadhuis or State House of Batavia. it features a rich cache of memorabilia depicting the historical development of the city. The collection of 18th century furnishing and portraits of the former colonial governors also displayed. The site once used by successive governments right up through the 1960’s and the solidity built building was completed in 1970. Taman Fatahillah, Jalan Pintu Besar Utara 27, Open from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm on Tuesday Thursday, 09:00 am 02:00 pm on Friday and Sunday. Saturday, 09:00 am to 12:30 pm. Closed on Mondays.

  • Museum Wayang (Puppet Museum)
    This museum dedicated to puppetry, one of Indonesia’s most famous traditional art forms. On display are the Wayang Kulit puppets from Java and Bali, along with a wide range of three dimensional puppets and special dance masks. Wayang performances presented here on Sundays, starting at 10:00 am. Museum Wayang, Jalan Pintu Besar Utara. The opening hours follow the schedule of Jakarta History Museum.

  • Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik (Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum)
    The Museum position is on the east side of Taman Fatahillah. The museum once was the Court of Justice building built in 1879. Inside the museum are rare collections of ceramics and terracotta’s, and one of Jakarta’s best permanent exhibitions site of Indonesian painters. The opening hours follow the schedule of Jakarta History Museum.

  • Museum Tekstil (Textile Museum)
    A vast collection of textiles related to the religious and social practices of the major islands in the archipelago displayed in the museum. The collection includes cotton and silk Batik, intricately woven ikat (tie-and-dye, or pelangi) and a variety of traditional weaving instruments. Jalan KS. Tubun 4. Open from 09:00 am 04:00 pm on Tuesday Thursday, 09:00 am 11:30 am on Friday and 09:00 am 01:00 pm on Saturday. Closed on Mondays.

  • Museum Arsip Nasional (National Archives Museum)
    The building built in 1760 by a wealthy Dutch family. The imposing stately villa set in a formal garden is one of the last remaining examples of how well to do merchants used to live. This splendid estate features original woodcarvings, tiles and home furnishing characteristic of the gracious living of the Dutch East Indies Company. Jalan Gajah Mada, Open daily from 08:00 am 04:00 pm. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Museum Nasional (National Museum)
    The National Museum is the largest repository of the nation’s heritage. Behind the classical façade, the museum houses vast collections of prehistoric, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, including one of the world’s largest collections of Southeast Asian ceramics and Hindu Javanese art. The museum established in 1868 by Batavia Society for Art and Sciences. Jalan Merdeka Barat 12. Open daily from 08:30 am 02:30 pm (except Fridays to 11:30 am and Saturdays to 01:30 pm).