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Selasa, 27 Desember 2011

The Jakarta History Museum or Museum Fatahillah



Welcome to the Jakarta History Museum, or Museum Fatahillah. Built in 1620, with occupied area of 13 thousand square meters, the ancient building style of architecture 17th century consists of the main building with two wings in the east and west and near a building used as offices, court rooms, and spaces under land that is used as a prison.

Previously, the VOC era, this building is called Stadhuis or Stadhuisplein used by the Dutch government buildings as Balaikota, when the Dutch central government still in power in Indonesia to end on 30 March 1974, by the Indonesian government, this building and inaugurated as the Fatahillah Museum.

Located at Jalan Taman Fatahillah No. 2, West Jakarta, the museum store is many things that can be told from the past. Start from Jakarta travel history, results of archaeological excavation in the area of Jakarta, antique furniture from the 18-th century, ceramic, gerabah, to a stone inscription. These collections are located in different rooms, such as prehistoric Jakarta Room, Room Tarumanegara, Jayakarta Room, Room Fatahillah, Sultan Agung space, and space MH Thamrin. There are also various collections of the Betawi culture, numismatik, and sloppy. Even now also placed a statue of god Hermes (the Greek mythology, the god of fortune and protection of trade), which was located in Harmony perempatan cannon and Si have a robust force that is considered magical.


In the past, in addition to functioning as Balaikota, the building is also used as a prison. There is a former prison that was under the ground used to throw those who violate the rule of law the Dutch. I wonder, fighter-combatants such as Prince Diponegoro Indonesia, never inhabit this prison. Terrain in front of the Jakarta History Museum building, known as Taman Fatahillah, is a mute witness the hanging execution of the implementation of China's thousands of people involved in the rebellion against the Dutch in 1740 years.

Fatahillah Museum is just one of the old and historic buildings in the capital, the silent witness to the struggle of the Indonesian people against the Dutch government at that time. Building Museum Fatahillah this, many memories for those who lived, and only a drop in the tempo DOELOE. Until now the museum is still visited. Not only by local tourists, but also by foreign tourists, especially European tourists.

Museum is open daily Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 09.00-15.00 wib. While the museum is closed to the public on Sunday and feast day.

Museum Jakarta (Fatahilah) is located near Lada; near Ketumbar; near Pintu Besar Utr; 0.1 kilo meter away from Bank; 0.2 kilo meter away from Kemunir; Museum Jakarta (Fatahilah) is geographically located at latitude (-6.1353 degrees) 6° 8' 7" South of the Equator and longitude (106.8135 degrees) 106° 48' 48" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Jakarta.

The locations related to Museum Jakarta (Fatahilah) are represented by the the shortest path as the crow would fly between any two points and may not be nearest by road. For example, Museum Jakarta (Fatahilah) is located 0.1 kilo meter from Museum Wayang. Museum Jakarta (Fatahilah) is located 0.2 kilometer from Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik. Museum Jakarta (Fatahilah) is located 0.5 kilo meter from Trans Mangga Dua.



Jl. Taman Fatahillah No. 1 Jakarta Barat
Telp (62-21) 6929101, 6901483
Fax. (62-21) 6902387

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