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“This is the museum about Dutch Maritime history in Indonesia” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari)

Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari)
Jl. Pasar Ikan 1, Jakarta 14440, Indonesia
62-021-669-3406
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Ranked #75 of 163 things to do in Jakarta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: These former Dutch East Indies warehouses contain objects related to seafaring and the spice trade.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“This is the museum about Dutch Maritime history in Indonesia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The history of it. It tell you about the activity during Dutch colonialisme upon Indonesia for 3.5 centuries. This was a very big commercial port at that time

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“nice one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Its been a pleasure for me to visit this museum. I still can remember how i very amazed to see more after my visit once when i was in elementary school

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Neglected potentials”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Visiting this museum brought me back to Indonesia in its maritime golden age, a country rich of spices with strong traditional maritime kingdoms. The museum is a renovated old building which makes it special and brings back the ambience of the past.
There are several replicas and real sea transports, brought from various regions in Indonesia. Also, there are maps and site plans of various maritime villages in the past. Some of them mostly were destroyed and some are developed. You can also see several sea creatures. It was such a shame that the collection didn't really represent the richness of the country and was poorly arranged by period or collection type. The museum was spacious but didn't really have huge numbers of collections.
Entry fee was VERY cheap. I won't consider it a fee.

Visited March 2012
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“In need of a massive overhaul”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Which I believe is underway... let's hope they do the subject and material justice. What a maritime history Indonesia has!!!

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“Nicely renovated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Start at the watch-tower at the opposite side of the street and make your way down to the museum afterwards. The exhibiitoin is nothing too exciting, but the building is amazing.

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