Mandiri Museum

Attraction Jl. Lapangan Stasiun No. 1 Jakarta Barat Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110 Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
02:00 PM
04:00 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Museum
Kids
0.00 USD

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Bank of Indonesia Museum showcases the monetary history of the Indonesian archipelago. It displays the interior of an actual Bank as it was in days gone by.

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Why Mandiri Museum is special ?

Bank Mandiri Museum is located on Jalan Lapangan Stasiun No. 1 facing Jakarta’sFatahillah Museum across the Plaza


Originally housing the Nederlandsche Handels Maatshappij (NHM) – or the Dutch Trading Company. which later grew into a banking corporation, - the Museum covers an area of 10,039 sq meters, standing on a total ground of 21,509 sq. meters.


The building itself was designed by Dutch architects, J.J.J. de Bruyn, A.P. Smits, and C. Van de Linde. In 1960 after Indonesia’s Independence, NHM was nationalized and its building was used as the office of the Cooperative Bank for Farmers and Fishermen, the BKTN, which since 31 December 1968 became the Exim Bank.


But in 1999, the government merged the Exim Bank with the National Trade Bank (BDN) and the National Development Bank (Bapindo) to become the present Bank Mandiri.


The Museum is open to the public Tuesdays to Sundays, from 09.0 am to 04.0 pm, and is closed on Mondays.


Entrance Fee is Rp.2,000 but is free of charge for Bank Mandiri ATM card holders.


Source: indonesia.travel

What to explore at Mandiri Museum?

Standing guard at the main entrance are two “guards” in 1900s colonial uniform. Entering the lobby of this imposing building one feels instantly drawn back to a previous era. The lobby itself is paved with original old-style, shining black, grey and red tiles that still cover the entire floor. This is the ground floor where daily transactions were held. A long counter stands where tellers used to serve their customers, displaying mannequins busy going about their duties.

Artefacts connected with the banking world can also be seen here, among which are old typewriters, deposit certificates, shares, telephones and telegraph machines, counting machines, old chairs and desks, all in clean and perfect condition.

In the center of the hall are two large books (Grootboek) from NHM time showing company accounts between 1833-1837.

On the right hand side is an area dedicated to Chinese clients. Because many Chinese owned large plantations and trade companies, the Bank decided to set aside a special area for the Chinese. In fact, during the Dutch colonial period, the Chinese were considered “aliens” who were of a higher rank than indigenous Indonesians, but were considered still below the Dutch and Europeans.

Climbing the stairs to the upper floor one sees a beautiful stained glass artwork depicting the four seasons of Summer, Autumn, Spring and Winter and the famous Dutch captain Cornelis de Houtman, the first Dutch captain to land on Indonesian soil.

On the second floor are elegant offices of the Bank Directors, a library, and a display of uniforms for security personnel.

There is also an old lift with a glass window that still works, although now equipped with a modern engine.

Going down to the basement, here one finds the Bank vaults with heavy steel doors specially imported from Holland. Here is also a room depicting Batavia in olden days. There is an old bicycle, a grandfather’s clock and a video on life in Old Batavia.

Behind the building is a large lawn which now serves as a children’s playground.

Today, the Bank Mandiri Museum is often used for Events, a favorite for photographic clubs and communities, painting exhibitions, pre-wedding pictures and more

Source: indonesia.travel

How to get to Mandiri Museum?

Besides arriving here by car or taxi, try the Trans Jakarta Busway. You can travel this route to Jakarta Kota from any station on Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Thamrin.

An underpass from the Kota Busway station leads directly to the Bank Mandiri Museum.

Source: indonesia.travel

Selling points

  • “The old office equipment exhibits might really interest technologists!”
  • “Mueseum Bank Mandiri”
  • “Colonial style building”
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  • Front of the bank is 'STASIUN KOTA' Train station. and right side of the bank is call GLODOK, china town of Jakarta.
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  • There are so many other tourist attraction nearby such as Museum Bank Indonesia (which better than this museum), Old town city, Jembatan Kota Intan and Museum Fatahillah
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  • There is also a small restaurant, enlivened by free live music.
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  • The museum is closed on Mondays.
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  • It's located not far way from Fatahilah, side to side with Bank Indonesia (real bank not museum).
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  • If u have Mandiri ATM then u can go in for free by showing your Mandiri ATM card
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  • You can go to the top of the building and see Jakarta Old Town from abov
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This museum is located in Kota Tua, near Harmoni. The place was a bank, but now functioned as a museum. The entry ticket is very cheap, with no guide at all. We enter the museum and there are a lot of rooms visit, they displayed a lot of historical items in banking back then. Also stories about Bank Mandiri.The museum was very dirty and dark, seemed lacked of maintenance. And not very informative, actually the display items are very beautiful and good, but how they present them is very poor.The museum has inner court with small playground. The place is very beautiful, but again lack of maintenance. I hope the owner or staffs will do something to make this museum more attractive.

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You can enter Bank Mandiri Museum for free and you’ll find so many historic artifacts regarding to the journey of Indonesian finance history. This place is very strategic, easy to reach for any backpacker but keep your wallet safely, because the issue said that some tourists are a victim of a pick pocket.You can reach the place by TransJakarta or other public transport, like I said before this place is so strategic, so many other tourist attraction nearby such as Museum Bank Indonesia (which better than this museum), Old town city, Jembatan Kota Intan and Museum Fatahillah. Visit this place in the morning.the dungeon is very creepy, when I visit this place alone I do not dare to enter even in the middle of day. :)

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its close to the old town area, just few blocks away a good museum and everything seems to be neatly done and well-kept though theres no air conditioning

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This museum is located in Kota Tua, near Harmoni. The place was a bank, but now functioned as a museum. The entry ticket is very cheap, with no guide at all. We enter the museum and there are a lot of rooms visit, they displayed a lot of historical items in banking back then. Also stories about Bank Mandiri.The museum was very dirty and dark, seemed lacked of maintenance. And not very informative, actually the display items are very beautiful and good, but how they present them is very poor.The museum has inner court with small playground. The place is very beautiful, but again lack of maintenance. I hope the owner or staffs will do something to make this museum more attractive.

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