Museum Sejarah Jakarta

Museum in Kota & Glodok

Also known as Museum Kesejarahan Jakarta, the Jakarta History Museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, a stately Dutch colonial structure that was once the epicentre of an empire. This bell-towered building, built in 1627, served the administration of the city and was also used by the city law courts. Today it presents a grand white-washed facade to Taman Fatahillah, while inside it has a collection of artefacts.

In the courtyard at the rear of the building you can head down to its prison cells used during the 19th century to detain various notable Indonesian freedom fighters.