Museum Kebangkitan Nasional or the National Awakening Museum is located on Jl. Abdurahman Saleh No 26 Jakarta Pusat. The National Awakening Museum was first used as Javanese Medical School or STOVIA (Tot School Opleiding Van Inlandsche Artsen). Built in 1899 and was officially adopted for STOVIA education in 1902, a Dutch medical school for native students. Built as a medical school by Dutch military engineer corps, the building is more like a fortress or military dormitory than a medical school. The facade above the main entrance is classical Greek, but the main entrance itself is a colonial fortress. Its iron gate and the absence of a porch or veranda accentuates the fortress style of the building. The student came across all over Indonesia. They are about 9 – 10 years studying medicine and education are required during their stay in the STOVIA dorm. Besides studying medicine is a must, they also perform other activities such as discussion, study club, sports, art and culture, and even lead to the formation of the modern non political organization called Budi Utomo.
The collection of the museum comprise of the historical objects in form of photo, replicas, painting, statues, diorama, model, and any object in connections with the national struggle. The systematic arrangement of the collection is arranged according to the struggle periods as follows; (1) introduction room; (2) pre national movement room; (3) national awareness room; national movement room; and (4) STOVIA room
How to get here (see the route map):
From Tanah Abang go to platform 3/5 and take Yellow Line heading to Manggarai and change to platform 3 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia Station and take a 18 minutes walk to the Northeast
From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai and change to platform 3 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia Station and take a 18 minutes walk to the Northeast
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