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Museum Bank Indonesia, Surabaya

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Established  27 January 2012
Owner  Bank Indonesia
Province  East Java
Museum Bank Indonesia, Surabaya httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  Jl Garuda No. 1, Surabaya
Type  economic and numismatics
Collection size  A collection of old currencies and display on history of banking system in Indonesia.
Similar  De Javasche Bank, Cagar Budaya, Mpu Tantular State Mus, Heroes Monument, Bonbin Surabaya

Bank Indonesia Museum (Indonesian Museum Bank Indonesia) is a bank museum located in Surabaya, Indonesia. It was officially founded by Bank Indonesia and was opened on 27 January 2012 after its restoration. The museum occupies a building formerly known as De Javasche Bank (now: Bank Indonesia), the central bank of Dutch East Indies which was headquartered in Batavia. After the Indonesian Independence the building continued to function as the Bank Indonesia's branch in Surabaya until 1973. The museum is closed on Monday and public holidays. It has no entrance fee.



De Javasche Bank opened a branch in Surabaya on 14 September 1829. By 1904 the original building that occupied the plot was demolished and was rebuilt with an area of 1,000 square metres. It was designed in a similar manner to De Javasche Bank headquarter in Batavia, with Neo-Renaissance architecture and Javanese adornment.

The museum

The museum has 3 floors and displays the history of the banking system in Indonesia, old photos of Surabaya and old currencies. The museum display is divided into 3 rooms:

  • Collection of old currencies Room - The room formerly functioned as safe deposit room and is used to display old currencies of Indonesia.
  • Collection from conservation Room - The room contains building materials which were replaced for the conservation, as well history of the bank's construction.
  • Collection of cultural treasure Room - The room displays old bank machinery and equipment.
  • References

    Museum Bank Indonesia, Surabaya Wikipedia

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