Museum Multatuli: The Anti Colonial Museum


Museum Multatuli is located on Jl. Alun-Alun Timur No.8, Rangkasbitung, Lebak. The museum occupies an office and residential building built in 1923. The museum inaugurated as the first Anti-Colonial Museum in Indonesia

Multatuli is the pen name of Eduard Douwes Dekker. The man who was born in Amsterdam, March 2, 1820, witnessed the practice of extortion by the local official against the people of Lebak. At that time, Eduard occupies an important position in Lebak.

His bitter experience was then poured in the form of a novel entitled Max Havelaar (1860). The novel gives an inspiration to the anti colonialism movement. This novel also gave an impact to new policy called “politik etis” adopted by the Dutch East Indies government.

The museum is styled with modern interior design with beautiful room lighting. Historical stories are displayed through graphic illustrations. The Museum has seven showrooms representing every period in the history of colonialism.

At the Museum, you also interact with statue made by leading sculptor Dolorosa Sinaga. The statue is the first installation sculpture artwork in Indonesia, where visitors can interact in the area of statues and take a selfie photos with the statue.

More info, please visit their website

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 2/5 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 Rangkasbitung. Take a 16 minutes walks to the south

From Tanah Abang go to Platform 5/6 and take the Green Line heading to Serpong/Parung Panjang/Maja/Rangkasbitung and stop at Rangkasbitung. Take a 16 minutes walks to the south

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 Rangkasbitung. Take a 16 minutes walks to the south

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