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National Archives Museum

111 Jalan Gajah Mada, Jakarta, Indonesia (Setiabudi)
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Ranked #26 of 63 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Beautiful historic buildings and grounds of the former Governor of Batavia.

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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wonderfully restored building but not much too see. Also the traffic in the surrounding area is crazy!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well the building is the most beautiful and well laid out and the gardens are still visible.Its not far from the Old Town so doable on the same trip. get your pictures of the building! Inside its a bit overrated S splendid colonial building whose archives have moved out leaving a few map copies and furniture in various rooms on... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

In the weekend, this museum is more often used as place for wedding reception. In the noon there will be preparation made in the inner courtyard and close to the evening obviously it will be for peoples with invitation only. The museum also have a no-photograph rule unless you deal with the manager.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Fascinating place to visit, we had some time in between flights and t.ook time to look around Jakarta, this was a hidden Jem only a short distance from the Ritz Carlton hotel by taxi. A really interesting place to visit the staff were fantastic and very helpfull.

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Shanghai, China
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428 attraction reviews
1,784 helpful votes 1,784 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Jakarta can be a maddening city with its hot, sweaty weather and interminable traffic jams. Many travellers leave the city cursing the place and vowing never to return. But there are some historical relics to be found amongst the concrete and traffic fumes, and the National Archives Museum is one of the best. This building once housed the archives of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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127 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

At one time, this former VOC governor's residence was in the countryside outside of Batavia but now its in the heart of the city along the TransJakarta busway and near the Candra Naya - so its not difficult to reach if you are traveling up or down that route to reach Kota. Otherwise, I would not make a special trip... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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