Established by Mandiri Bank at 1998, Mandiri Museum located in Kota Tua (Jakarta‘s Old Town). In this museum, you can learn about the world of banking and even the tools used. Having a typical Dutch building, this building was formerly the office of the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij (NHM) or Factorij Batavia.
The Building History
Built in 1929 and opened on January 14, 1933, the construction of this building was architected by J.J.J. de Bruijn, A.P. Smits, and C. Van de Linde. Until finally in 1960, NHM was nationalized and the building become the office of Bank Koperasi Tani dan Nelayan (BKTN) for export-import affairs. After several changes of name and function, several banks (Exim Bank, BDN, and BBD) merged and became Mandiri Bank. But currently, the head office has moved and this building only functions as a museum.
Mandiri Museum is devided by 4 floors, the basement, the ground floor, the first floor, and the second floor. On the basement, you can find treasury room, various safebox and money chests. On the ground floor, visitors can see the atmosphere of the Chinese Cashier room and bank operations. In this floor, you can also find Bank Equipment Room, Archives and Communication Room, ATM Room.
On the first floor, there’s a big meeting room where the directors have a meeting or make a important decision. If you go up to the second floor, you will find an art exhibition center that can be use by public. Apart from the art exhibition, you can also use the audio-visual rooms, meeting rooms, auditoriums, children’s playgrounds, and libraries.
Visiting Hours and Ticket Prices
If you want to visit the museum, you can come between Tuesday until Friday on 9 AM to 3.30 PM or at Saturday and Sunday on 9 AM to 7.30 PM. You can enjoy various things there by paying a very cheap ticket. For Indonesian citizens, you only need to pay for IDR 3.000 if you are a student or mandiri bank’s customer and IDR 5.000 for adult. But for foreigner, you need to pay for IDR 10.000 if you are a student/kid and IDR 15.000 for adult.