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“Great air conditioned museum”

Museum Bank Indonesia
Ranked #4 of 293 things to do in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Once the first banks of Indonesia, now a museum of banking in Indonesia.
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

This was a nice, free, air conditioned museum on the history of banking. Beautiful building architecture. De worth a stop especially if you are in the Kota area.

Thank flypenguin
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"economic history"
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"kota tua"
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"paper money"
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"interactive displays"
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"colonial period"
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"entrance fee"
in 20 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 10 reviews
"other countries"
in 10 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 12 reviews
"dutch east indies"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"old days"
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"old building"
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"old batavia"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

i bring my little brother to see this place. he like it so much and he want me bring him back again.

Thank justputri
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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

The museum occupies the old and charming colonial building that once was a functional bank. It is clean and well-maintained, especially compared to some of the other museum in the precinct. We were in luck that we came in right before the 15 minutes animation screened. The animation was about basic knowledge of trades & money and history of bank in Indonesia.
After the show ended, we began to explore the museum. I was pleasantly surprised that the exhibits was well-maintained and tell stories. Some other museum I went in Jakarta has tired looking exhibits, often blanketed with rust and dust. That wasnt the case for this museum. After we finished the first part of the museum, which is the historical background of the Bank, we went to the money collections section. This section has money exhibits from pre-colonial (tiny gold ball, or so it looks like) to modern money, as well as foreign currencies.
I would recommend this place if you have 1-2hours to spend if you're in the area.

Thank si_zel
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

It's interesting to go inside an old bank and see the old machinery used, the vaults... They have some mannequins placed around to mimic the old days. The place is not very well maintained though, it's cheap to go in. There is a small cafe you can grab a coffee or some pastries and there was a band playing some live music. Some local art was displayed on the floor.

Thank Mouna M
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is one of the best museums around! It shows a great financial history of Indonesia and has a nice collection of coins/paper currency used over the years. The signs are all local language + English so it is easy for foreign visitors to appreciate it.

Very well done museum and surprisingly free!

In addition, be sure to visit the Museum Bank Mandiri, which is right around the corner. While this one has no English signage, it is still worth a visit because of the interesting displays, such as old tabulating machines, telexes and a variety of early banking equipment.

1  Thank tjshem
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