Saturday, July 31, 2021

Indonesian History Museum For You To Visit

Approaching the 76th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, every August 17, Indonesian people from children to parents are very enthusiastic about celebrating Indonesian independence by making unique competitions to commemorate the struggles of the heroes. But it's not complete if you don't know the history of Indonesia. Well, ahead of August 17th, there's nothing wrong with studying history. Here we will discuss several choices of Indonesian history museums for you to visit!

Joang Museum 45

Indonesian History Museum For You To Visit

The Joang 45 Museum is one of the historical evidence of the struggle for Indonesian independence. This museum was inaugurated by President Soeharto in 1974 after being renovated. In this museum, you can find a lot of history about the struggle of the Indonesian people in the form of statues, paintings, documentation and there is a collection of official cars of the first President and Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. There is also the Joang 45 Cinema where you can watch a documentary about the struggle of the Indonesian people.

Address: Jl. Menteng Raya No.31, RT.1/RW.10, Kb. Sirih, Menteng District, Central Jakarta City.

Museum of the Formulation of the Proclamation Manuscript

Indonesian History Museum For You To Visit

The Museum for the Formulation of the Proclamation of Manuscripts is a place where the founders of the nation compiled the text of the proclamation of Indonesian independence to avoid enemy attacks. This place was once the residence of Rear Admiral Tadashi Maeda, a Japanese admiral who had lived in Indonesia. Here you can learn a lot about Indonesian history. There are several rooms in this museum, including the Proclamation Manuscript Pre-Proclamation Room, Proclamation Manuscript Formulation Room, Proclamation Manuscript Authorization/Signing Room, and Proclamation Text Typing Room.

Address: Jl. Imam Bonjol No.1, RT.9/RW.4, Menteng, Menteng District, Central Jakarta City.

National Awakening Museum

Indonesian History Museum For You To Visit

This place used to be called STOVIA (School tot Opleding van Inlandsche Arsten) which is a Javanese medical school that was inaugurated in 1902. Here you can see various historical objects and illustrations of ancient events in several rooms, including the Introduction room, the Early Movement room. The National Awareness Room, the National Movement Room, the Fonds Study Propaganda Room, the Budi Utomo Memorial Room, and the Press Room. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Address: Jl. Dr. Abdul Rahman Saleh No.26, RT.4/RW.5, Senen, Senen District, Central Jakarta City

Youth Oath Museum

Indonesian History Museum For You To Visit

The Youth Pledge Museum was originally a building for STOVIA students since 1908. This place is also the venue for the Second Youth Congress on August 15, 1928. Currently, the Youth Pledge Museum is managed by the Ministry of Education and Culture! Here you can learn about history through existing objects and collections, one of which is the violin WR. Supratman used to compose the song Indonesia Raya.

Address: Jl. Kramat Raya No.106, RW.9, Kwitang, Senen District, Central Jakarta.

Crocodile Hole Museum

Indonesian History Museum For You To Visit

This museum is one of the popular museums that many people visit. Many people come here to commemorate the struggle of the heroes of the revolution to free Indonesia from the threat of communist ideology. You can learn a lot here, one of which is about the G30SPKI incident, starting from the meeting to prepare for the rebellion, the kidnapping of generals, and much more. You will see various illustrations that are very real at the time of the incident. In the Crocodile Hole museum, there is also a large statue of the seven heroes of the revolution!

Address: Jalan Raya Pondok Gede RT.4/RW.12, Lubang Buaya, Cipayung, East Jakarta.

Those are some choices of Indonesian history museums that you can visit.
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