Jakarta History Museum, also known as Fatahillah Museum, sits gracefully in the middle of Fatahillah Square, West Jakarta. It is one of five notable museums in Kota Tua or Old Town. The Jakarta History Museum is often photographed by visitors to Kota Tua because it is located in a striking Dutch colonial building that was built in 1707. The building is a classical Dutch renaissance style of architecture. This is one of the oldest buildings in Jakarta.
Exploring the city's history. From the 1527 founding of "Jayakarta" until Indonesian independence in 1948, the Jakarta History Museum moves visitors through a captivating timeline. The former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum) features striking colonial-era architecture and houses an eclectic collection of around 23,500 artifacts. These include historic maps, paintings, ceramics, furniture, antique weapons, and archeological objects, covering a period from prehistoric times to Indonesian independence in 1945.