Museum Bank Indonesia is a historical and educational museum that showcases the history of banking and money in Indonesia. The museum is located in the former building of De Javasche Bank, the central bank of Dutch East Indies, in the old town of Jakarta. The museum displays various exhibits, such as old banknotes and coins, banking equipment, documents, paintings, and multimedia.
The ticket price for Museum Bank Indonesia is 5,000 rupiah per person. Children under 3 years old and senior citizens above 60 years old are free of charge. The museum also offers discounts for students and groups of more than 20 people. The ticket includes access to all the exhibition halls and facilities in the museum.
The Museum Bank Indonesia is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and national holidays. The last admission is one hour before closing time. The museum may also close temporarily for maintenance or special events.
The Museum Bank Indonesia is easily accessible by public transportation. You can take the Transjakarta busway and get off at Kota Tua station, which is right in front of the museum. You can also take the commuter train and get off at Jakarta Kota station, which is about 10 minutes walk from the museum. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, ojek (motorcycle taxi), or bajaj (three-wheeled taxi) to the museum.
The Museum Bank Indonesia has four exhibition halls that cover different themes and periods of Indonesian banking history. The first hall is called Nusantara in the Eyes of the World, which displays the early trade and monetary system in the archipelago. The second hall is called The Birth of Bank Indonesia, which traces the development of banking institutions from colonial times to independence. The third hall is called Bank Indonesia in Dynamics of the Republic of Indonesia’s Economy, which shows the role and function of Bank Indonesia in managing the national economy. The fourth hall is called Bank Indonesia Today and Tomorrow, which presents the current and future challenges and opportunities for Bank Indonesia.
The Museum Bank Indonesia also offers guided tours for visitors who want to learn more about the exhibits and the history behind them. The tours are available in Indonesian, English, Dutch, Japanese, and Mandarin languages. You can book a tour in advance by contacting the museum or join a tour on the spot if there are available guides. The tours last for about an hour and are free of charge.
Some tips for visiting Museum Bank Indonesia are:
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as the museum is quite spacious and requires a lot of walking.
- Bring your own water bottle, as there are no drinking fountains or vending machines in the museum.
- Respect the rules and regulations of the museum, such as not touching the exhibits, not taking photos with flash, not smoking, not littering, etc.
- Enjoy your visit and learn something new!
Some prohibitions for visiting Museum Bank Indonesia are:
- Do not bring any weapons, explosives, drugs, alcohol, or other dangerous or illegal items into the museum.
- Do not bring any food or drinks into the exhibition halls. You can eat or drink at the cafeteria or outside the museum.
- Do not disturb other visitors or staff with loud noises or inappropriate behavior.
- Do not damage or vandalize any property or exhibits in the museum.
- Do not enter any restricted areas or areas that are under construction or renovation.