Museums in Jakarta

Textile Museum (Museum Tekstil)

textile-museum-jakarta1Jl. K.S Tubun No. 4, Tanah Abang, West Jakarta (Tel. 5606613). The Textile Museum is dedicated to furthering the understanding of Indonesia’s creative achievements in the textile arts. It exhibits many kinds of Indonesian traditional weaving such as kain ulos, Javanese batik, and tenun ikat. All instruments and equipment of those traditional weaving are also on display here.

Open:

  • Tuesday to Sunday (except Friday), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari)

the-maritime-museum-jakartaJl. Pasar Ikan No. 1, Sunda Kelapa, North Jakarta (Tel. 6693406, 6602476). The maritime museum is housed in a spice warehouse used by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. Exhibits cover the history of seafaring in the archipelago with a collection of large models of boats from various islands as well as research facility for genealogy, maritime research, arts and culture. Its collection includes a traditional Bugis cargo boat (Phinisi), a miniature of Alut Pasa boat from Kalimantan and Kora-kora warship from Maluku. One of the best displays is a collection of weathered photographs depicting a past voyage from Europe to Jakarta.

There are two interesting fixtures outside of the Museum Bahari: portions of the city’s old walls and a 19th-century harbor master’s tower. The latter is occasionally open to visitors, offering panoramic views of the city.

Open:

  • Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday 09 a.m.to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 00:30 p.m.

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National History Museum (Museum Sejarah Nasional)

monas-jakartaJl. Silang Monas, Central Jakarta (Tel. 3840451, 692 9101). The museum is situated in the base of Jakarta’s towering National Monument (Monas), the 137-meter tall marble obelisk that is topped with a flame coated with 35 kilograms of gold. In this museum, dozens of dioramas are on display that visually relate the story of Indonesia’s struggle for independence against the Dutch and Japanese colonial powers. After visiting the museum, you can take an elevator to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city.

Open:

  • Everyday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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OTHER MUSEUMS:

Satria Mandala Military Museum
Jl. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta (Tel. 5227949).

Manggala Wana Bhakti Museum of Forestry
Jl. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta
(Tel. 5703265/46 ext.5557/8),

The 1945 Fight For Freedom Museum
Jl. Menteng Raya No. 31, Central Jakarta
(Tel. 3909148),

Pancasila Sakti Museum
Jl. Pondok Gede, East Jakarta
(Tel. 8400423).

Bogor Zoological Museum
Jl. Juanda 2, Bogor, West Java
(Tel 025 133 2775)

Park of Memorial Stones (Museum Taman Prasasti)
Jl. Tanah Abang I, Gambir, Jakarta 10160
(Tel. 315 4094)

Museums in Taman Mini:

  • Stamp Museum (Tel. 8409286)
  • Indonesia Museum ((Tel. 84000526, ext. 383)
  • Sports Museum (Tel. 8401685)
  • Transportation Museum (Tel. 8400662, 8400482)
  • Telecommunications Museum, (Tel. 8462498)
  • Science and Technology Museum
  • Freshwater Aquarium Park Museum (Tel. 8409471)
  • Insectarium Museum (Tel. 8409471, 8409472)
  • Bayt Al-Qur’an Museum (Tel. 8416466)
  • Purna Bhakti Pertiwi (Tel. 840 9246)

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