Jakarta History Museum

Interesting
The town hall from colonial times, a neo-Classical building (1707), also housed a handful of prison cells and a courthouse. It has now been converted into this musem, where you can take in the architecture and austere Protestant furniture, as well as the collections: ancient cards, paintings, ceramics and archaeological finds. In the courtyard, look out for the remarkable 17C Portugese cannon, Si Jagur; the hand at the end is making a sexual-looking gesture that can be interpreted here as a sign of fertility.

Useful information

Address:

Jl. Taman Fatahillah 1 Jakarta

Phone:

+62 21 6929101

Price:

2000 Rps

Opening hours

9am-3pm - closed Mon

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