Museum Kehutanan: Forest Amongst Skyscrapers


Museum Kehutanan or Forestry Museum is located on Jl. Gatot Subroto, Senayan, Central Jakarta. The museum is located inside the Ministry of Forestry complex. The Forestry Museum is open and free of cost for the general public from Monday to Friday.

The layout of the Forestry Museum is very interesting. Despite its location in the center of the city, there are huge number of trees planted in the surrounding area of the Ministry of Forestry.

This is mainly because the Ministry of Forestry believes in making a park – or forest, judging by the number of trees – in their office complex will be interesting, and also important to assert the importance of trees.

The Forestry Museum was inaugurated on 24 August 1983 by Soeharto who was President at the time. This museum has provided important documentation of forestry activities and contributes to the national development of science and information technology in the forestry field.

More than that, the museum also serves as an educational and recreational destination for the general community.

The museum has a collection of more than 736 items consisting of forest woods, statues and monuments, photographs, paintings, gauges, forest maps, forest exploration tools, even a special train used to check the rail network to be bypassed by the rail timber transport.

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda / Gondangdia / Cikini go to platform 2 and take the Red Line/Blue Line heading to Bekasi/Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 5 and take the Yellow Line heading to Angke/Jatinegara and stop at Tanah Abang. Go to Platform 5/6 and take the Green Line heading to Serpong/Parung Panjang/Maja/Rangkasbitung and stop at Palmerah. Take 3-minute walk to the north.

From Tanah Abang go to Platform 5/6 and take the Green Line heading to Serpong/Parung Panjang/Maja/Rangkasbitung and stop at Palmerah. Take 3-minute walk to the north.

From Sudirman go to platform 1 and take the Yellow Line heading to Angke/Jatinegara and stop at Tanah Abang. Go to Platform 5/6 and take the Green Line heading to Serpong/Parung Panjang/Maja/Rangkasbitung and stop at Palmerah. Take 3-minute walk to the north.

For a map illustration, click here, or see the map below.

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