Museum Bank Indonesia

Attraction Jalan Pintu Besar Utara No.3 Jakarta Pusat DKI Jakarta 11110 Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
09:00 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Museum
Must see
Kids
Free
0.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Bank of Indonesia Museum, which displays the role of the Central Bank in the history of the Indonesian archipelago since Dutch colonial days

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Why Museum Bank Indonesia is special ?

One of the nation's best, this museum is dedicated to the history of Indonesia from a loosely financial perspective, in a grand, expertly restored, neo-classical former bank headquarters that dates from the early 20th century. All the displays (including lots of zany audio-visuals) are slickly presented and engaging, with exhibits about the spice trade, the financial meltdown of 1997 (and subsequent riots) and a gallery dedicated to currency, with notes from virtually every country in the world.


This Museum provides information on the role of the central bank in the nation’s history, stretching as far back as the time before the arrival of European traders to the archipelago in the 17th century to the formation of Bank Indonesia in 1953. It further informs about the various policies made by the Bank and their impact on the national financial position until 2005.



Most of the presentations are in modern high-tech and multi-media electronic displays , statitc panels, touch screen television monitors and diorama, and parabolic speakers, making it clear and simple for visitors to understand some of the most complicated financial issues. Besides this, there is also a numismatic collection of coins and old legal tender used in a number of ancient Indonesian kingdoms and during the Dutch colonial era.


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What to explore at Museum Bank Indonesia?

This is wonderful cool museum to visit especially on hot days, since the entire building is completely air-conditioned. As one enters the Museum’s welcoming cool interior from the heat outside, one sees above the main entrance an art piece of stained glass, the work of Dutch artist Ian Schouten Prinsenhof, which consists of 155 panels.

Further inside is a theatre where films are regularly shown on the process of minting and the printing of money, and its distribution.

The next room shows a business scene in Old Batavia, complete with the old harbour and traders making transactions in the Bank. Here you can also see the Bank vaults and safes securely closed by thick steel doors.

In the numismatic collection room are old coins and other legal tender during old Indonesian kingdoms throughout the archipelago as well as in the time of the Dutch East Indies, and early Indonesian money. There are magnifying glasses available if you want to see the displays up close.

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How to get to Museum Bank Indonesia?

It’s easy to catch there. You can go with transjakarta or KRL (electric train), near from Stasiun Kota (Central City Station), just need to cross the road.

Selling points

  • The history reborn
  • “Amazing if you are an economist”
  • Learn in fun way
  • Short trip from the old city!
  • “The Best Bank Museum!”
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
105.45 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
12 places

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Tips for you

  • It’s easy to catch there. You can go with transjakarta or KRL (electric train), near from Stasiun Kota (Central City Station), just need to cross the road.
    Transportation
  • Make sure you have a separate small bag with you where you keep money, camera, and phone as you need to give up your bigger bag at the entrance.
    What to bring
  • If you are about to visit this museum in a medium/large group, it is better to make a reservation so the museum can prepare the multimedia room and appoint a special guide for you.
    Experience
  • Tuesday - Friday: 07.30 AM - 03.30 PM Saturday - Sunday: 08.00 AM - 04.00 PM Close on Monday and Public Holiday
    Timming
  • It’s cold inside.
    Other
  • It is located right at the front of Jakarta Kota Train Station. To get across just walk through the tunnel underground. To get to the tunnel get the left exit from the rail, the stair to underground is at the right side after the station exit.
    Location
  • It's closed to old town area so you can walk to near-by attractions eg Puppet museum, Fine art and ceramic museum, etc.
    Things nearby

Reviews

FourSquare View more

Museum ini berada di kawasan kota tua jakarta, tepat di depan stasiun Beos. Menempati areal bekas gedung BI kota, peninggalan De Javasche Bank. Berarsitektur neo- klasik. Bangunan berdiri th.1828.

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Lebih baik datang pagi. Jangan lupa berkunjung ke museum-museum di sekitarnya, seperti Museum Bank Mandiri, Museum Fatahillah, Museum Wayang, Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik, serta Museum Bahari di daera

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THIS is a museum that is so appropriate to represent indonesia!

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tempatnya bagus, kalo mau liat sejarah keuangan bisa ngintip disini, full ac, masuk gratis, banyak pajangan, tapi aga2 gimana gt pencahayaannya *disinilah aye moto emas setumpuk*

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Amaze that Indonesia has this kind of museum. hope this museum will still be in a good preservation in the future. Highly recommended!

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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.

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I find many new information from my tour in this building, specially monetary history. The collections were complete!But, I found that many LCD was removed from its place and also turned off. The air conditioner also turned off in several places made the place not comfortable.Very sad, POOR MAINTENANCE.

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Very entertaining museum on the origin of Indonesia money. We could see a huge history about bank of Indonesia. Not only the type of money but also the uniform of the staff. Everything made me so excited.No fee to enter. All of staffs were so great, they could speak English well. You will have a great time and a lot of informations.A must-visit in Indonesia.

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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.

FourSquare View more

The best museum in Indonesia, and better than many in America!

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