Learn the Culture of Jakarta by Visiting the Fine Arts and Ceramic Museum at Jakarta Old Town as a Part of Walking Tour

Learn About the History and Culture of Old Batavia by Visiting Museums on Your Walking Tour in Jakarta

The perfect place to learn and explore about the history of Jakarta is by visiting the popular landmark, Jakarta Old Town. You can find many historical buildings, statues, rivers, or even a water fountain that was and has been operating in Old Batavia since the colonial era. In this modern era, most of the buildings have changed their functions. Some of them are governmental buildings that have been transformed into museums, such as the Fatahillah Museum, Wayang Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramic.

A Brief History of Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics That Once was a Court of Justice in the Old Batavia Era

According to the Jakarta Cultural Department website, the building of the museum was built in 1866 and completed in 1870. It was designed by an architect named Jhe W.H.F.H. Van Raders, in a neoclassical style. At the beginning of the establishment, this building was functioned as a Court of Justice (Raad Van Justitie). Since then, the building has been changing functions through the colonial era until post-colonial era. It has been began to function as a Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics in the early 1990s.

Explore the Museums of Fine Arts in the Modern Era of Jakarta Old Town During Your Tour in Jakarta

Like many other museums in Jakarta, the Museum opens almost every day except Mondays, from 9 AM to 3 PM. The entrance fee is relatively affordable for local citizens, IDR 5000 per persons for adult. The museum displays collections of Indonesian artists from 1800s until now. The painting collection is divided based on their era, meanwhile the fine arts collection displays statues like Asmat totem, ceramics, etc. Aside from that, there are also collections from a few of areas in Indonesia and abroad like China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Europe.

Find More Things to See Aside from Museums to Learn About Jakarta History and Culture in Jakarta Old Batavia Tour

Aside from Museums, there are also more things to find to learn about Jakarta history and culture at Jakarta Old Town. Come visit Jakarta and join our Jakarta Walking Tour to explore together while strolling in the bustling city. See you around!