Museum Bank Indonesia
Museum Bank Indonesia
4.5
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Once the first banks of Indonesia, now a museum of banking in Indonesia.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Ji Anne T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I was lucky enough to catch the free guided tour while I was there. The museum guide was very very friendly and spoke fluent English. When we reached the currency display room, she said for single people to sit on a big coin model as it is said to bring you luck in finding a partner in the next 6 months. As much as my disbelief, I met my current partner November that year, 3 months after the visit. Definitely a miracle, nevertheless I had fond memories of this beautiful museum.
Written June 12, 2020
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Al-Burj
Ithaca, NY192 contributions
Oct 2022
The best Museum I visited in Jakarta and was pretty good about having English translations of all the information.

There are several 2 hour slots throughout the day. I went from 1 pm to 3 pm. Before entering you do need to scan a QR code that brings up a sign-up form. If there was an English version of the form, I never found it.

Instead I used the Indonesian form and Google translate to fill it out and be eligible to take the tour.
Written October 28, 2022
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Georgio Valentino Rayala
Hyderabad, India17,215 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I was staying at this hostel called Wonderloft in the Kota tua area and this place is located just opposite to it. I saw many street vendors selling fake currency note bundles outside it and amazed at what this place could be.

Finally I visited it along with a friend and we were astonished at how old this place is and it's exhibits. It has a great collection of old currency notes and coins not just from Indonesia but also from many other countries.

It also has on display old bank machinery and equipment. The entrance fee is very cheap at 5000 IDR. We did not have much time this time in order to explore this place fully. On my next visit to Indonesia I will definitely check it out once again.
Written April 16, 2019
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Ella V
Jakarta, Indonesia35 contributions
Jul 2011 • Family
Among the museums in Jakarta, I think Museum Bank Indonesia is a top-notch, a must visit. From here we will be brought to a time tunnel where we could experience Indonesia economy journey of history. I was with my 9yo son visiting Museum Bank Indonesia and he was really excited to observe each of the museum part. Some useful tips if you want to visit:
- Bring a camera with flash or wide focal length since the whole area of the museam are in dim lighting.
- Prepare big space of storage for your camera, each of the museum collections and spots are great to capture.
- Leave museum before 3pm since the sorrounding will give you creepy feeling in the late evening.
Written May 21, 2012
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dedyis
New Jersey767 contributions
Jan 2012 • Solo
Museum Bank Indonesia, is one of the very exciting museum in Jakarta. Even though you have never gone to museum, this museum is very exciting, very informative and with AC inside.
You can learn more about Indonesian Money from Hindi Era.
Written December 5, 2012
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Imelda A
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
I went to this museum with my 11 years old son last week. Not much good museum in Jakarta, and this one of the best!. The colonial building so grandiose and having beautiful colorful stained glass windows that we could enjoy. The museum provide the history of the value source of Indonesian spice that become economically famous up to extremely deep national economic crisis 1998 that really heart touching that enrich our knowledge about Indonesian economic history early. Enjoy the beautiful building meanwhile we get more knowledge. Very recommend for children and of course adult. The attendance provide ticket but its free. The ticket for our souvenirs. Clever!
Written August 3, 2013
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Ismutia R
Jakarta, Indonesia25 contributions
Unlike other museums in Jakarta, this one is recently renovated, with better presentation materials and fun to explore. Supported by new technology to explain the history and also old money from all over the world, highly recommended for kids and adults.
Written March 12, 2012
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cirque
Jakarta, Indonesia8,163 contributions
The facade and overall outside looks for this museum is as mentioned by previous reviewer. The lobby is reminiscing an old world charm with modern touch of air conditioning system and security gates being prepared for its grand opening.
A small bag deposit counter is located directly to the right of the grand staircase then the temporary reception is located in the teller room. Tickets are given for free and visitors are due to fill in the guestbook. Small information are given by the receptionists on which exhibits are available for viewing.
At the time of my visit, it is currently undergone some changes and due for grand opening later this month (end of July 2009). Only 3 exhibits available with others are being upgraded or refurbished for the grand opening; the teller room and interactive 'catch the money' room, Bank Indonesia history exhibit, and the theater where small movies are being screened (the timing is not fixed, depending on the visitor's load/quota).
As this museum is still preparing to run at the full scale, some areas are being closed, but the staff there really shows the spirit of change: hospitable, informative, and definitely aimed for better customer experience. Can't wait to see the new Museum Bank Indonesia. Will definitely go there again and report this on TA!
Written July 2, 2009
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Yudanta
12 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
Really... actually most museum in Jakarta has great content, but little curation, save this one. This reminds me of the mint museum in Washington DC and perhaps it is because many of the Bank Indonesia directors spent lots of their time shuttling to that museum during their visits to the capitol. Multi media and interactivity is the word and I really hope that someone will expand the collection and offering of this museum one day.
Written May 28, 2014
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,564 contributions
Opened in December 2006, Museum Bank Indonesia is easily one of the most modern and professional museums in Jakarta. It is located in Jakarta's 'Kota' district, which forms the city's historic core. During the colonial era this was the city of Batavia, capital of the Dutch East Indies. The museum is housed in a magnificent colonial building which underwent a complete renovation before the opening of the museum. Admiring the grand architecture of this building is likely to prove even more memorable than the museum's exhibits.
The building in its present form dates from 1922. It has neo-classical elements such as Corinthian columns but the decoration is in the Beaux Arts style. Entry to the museum is via a beautiful foyer that features marble floors, inset glazed tiles and stained glass panels. The stained glass was custom made in the Netherlands for this building. It features two goddesses at the top and traditional Javanese industries such as batik-making and shipbuilding below.
In its 1920's heyday the building served as the headquarters for the De Javache Bank. From 1953 it served as the headquarters for Bank Indonesia. The history room features displays about the history of the building and Bank Indonesia up until 2005. The numismatic room features displays about the history of banknotes and coins in Indonesia. Here you can see a well-presented collection of coins and notes from early kingdoms, the Dutch colonial government and the The Republic of Indonesia. The building also contains an auditorium and souvenir shop. Entrance is free.
In an area where many historic buildings are literally collapsing through neglect, it is heartening to see the beautiful restoration work that has been done here. The professional exhibits also place this well ahead of the majority of Indonesian museums and galleries. This would a worthwhile addition to anyone's tour of old Jakarta.
Written September 14, 2008
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