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National Archives Museum

111 Jalan Gajah Mada, Jakarta, Indonesia (Setiabudi)
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Ranked #39 of 75 attractions in Jakarta
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Beautiful historic buildings and grounds of the former Governor of Batavia.
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Vancouver
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The building was poorly maintained, exhibits out of a garage sale, displays not worth a look, the court yard was poorly maintained, and if this represents Jakarta's best I’d be ashamed as a citizen! One positive note the schools kids visiting were very friendly ,courteous and having fun.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This was a very interesting place to visit. The history there and many of the things on display were a good representation of early government and life in Indonesia. The buildings do show their age and the upkeep wasn't the best but still an enjoyable place to spend a few hours in you are in the area. I love the... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

When I arrived they were preparing for a wedding hence the first floor with the actual artifacts was initially closed. However, upon request they opened it and for those who like ancient maps there is quite a wealth of that in terms of quality. The ancient building itself is also interesting and one can only imagine what Jakarta must have... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

a must place to go for those who appreciate history , quite well preserved, but the DKI government should spent more money to kae it a fisrt class tourist attraction

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

I stumbled on to this hidden gem my chance and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The architecture is very elegant and well-restored. It provides a sense of the opulence of the Dutch elite in Batavia. An hour is sufficient. Definitely worth a visit!

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doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

There is a mystical part of this building, as it was used as the prison for politic imprisoners such as some Indonesian heroes : Si Pitung etc. I've visited this place many times even someof neighbors use it for wedding events and I love it soooo much

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I actually visit it when attending a function. Very nice Dutch architecture.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

purrrrfect place for a romantic garden party and for wedding party .. the ambience is so romantic with the open sky and nice green grass..

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

located in jalan Gajah Mada, beside GRAMEDIA BOOK STORE, and RADIO SONORA. u cannot find any archives at there, due they move all archives to another places. U can see old building architecture and now many people will do Pre Wedding Picture over there. it's free entry, but when u put ur name onthe guest book, they will asking for... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

If you look at the building or the surroundings, you'll be quite amaze how a museum can be so arthistic and beautiful, especially the one that keep archives!! In the night time, the light and the atmosphere even more beautiful and romantic.

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