HomeBlogs Maritime Museum Maritime Museum presents complete information about Indonesian nautical
matters. Maritime Museum occupied two levels of building used as
exhibition rooms from the total of three levels of floor in the
building. Thes material used on the building dominated by wood. Large
windows in the building functioned as ventilation, making the building
has a good air circulation. Fine Art and Ceramic Museum Textile
Museum Battle'45 Museum Maritime Museum Ragunan Zoo Schmutzer Primate
Center Thousand Islands PlanetariumInscription MuseumKota Intan
BridgeSyahbandar TowerJakarta Kota StationJalan Surabaya
Hall of Maritime MuseumThe building of Maritime Museum was formerly a
spicy warehouse of Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC). VOC was
Holland’s company taking care of trading activities on both land and
sea, for the interest of Holland Kingdom. In 1893, VOC constructed a
tower at the edge of Jakarta Gulf Beach. The tower that is known as
Syahbandar Tower is 300 meters away from the spicy warehouse. There’re
two other buildings built facing the tower. The aim of constructing the
warehouse, two buildings and tower were to facilitate VOC on watching
and controlling boats and ships traffic, as well as to facilitate the
administration of spicy trading to Europe. In 1942, Japan occupied
Indonesia and changed the function of spicy warehouse to become
logistic warehouse of military equipments. After the freedom of
Indonesia in 1945, the former spicy warehouse used as logistic
warehouse of PTT and PLN. In 1976 the warehouse was renovated. On 7th
July, 1977 the building was officially announced as Maritime Museum by
governor of DKI Jakarta at that time, Ali Sadikin.
Boat at Maritime MuseumMaritime Museum has more than 1800 collections
of many kinds of traditional boats from all the areas in Indonesia.
Some of the traditional boats are Lancang Kuning boat from Riau, Jukung
boat from Kalimantan, Phinisi boat from Bugis, Makasar, Kora-Kora boat
from Maluku, Mayang boat from north beach of Java and Cadik Karere boat
from Papua. Besides the boats, Maritime Museum has other collections
like supporting facilities for sailing, ship models from 19th century,
folklores of fisherman society, flora and fauna in the sea, Indonesian
people sailing route, paintings of prominent figures in maritime, and
other important information about nautical matters.
Other Places Near to Maritime Museum
Fish market, Syahbandar Tower, Sunda Kelapa Harbor, VOC dockyard, and Kota Tua.
You could ride personal vehicle or taxi to get to Maritime Museum. As
an alternative you could also ride Trans Jakarta Busway from first
corridor, route of Blok M to Kota Tua. You need to get off at the last
station, Kota Tua, and from there you ride a taxi, bajaj or bicycle
ojek to Maritime Museum (called Museum Bahari in Bahasa Indonesia).
Maritime Museum is about 2km away from Kota Tua Station.