Bangunan elegan yang terletak di Jalan Gajah Mada ini dulunya adalah kediaman Gubernur Jendral VOC--perusahaan dagang Hindia Belanda, pada abad ke-18. Selanjutnya, bangunan ini dijadikan kantor Departemen Pertambangan dan kantor Arsip Nasional. Pada tahun 1992, bangunan ini direnovasi dan diresmikan sebagai cagar budaya nasional. Selain sebagai museum, Gedung Arsip Nasional kini juga dapat digunakan sebagai tempat acara dan pameran.
- National Museum
The most complete collection museum in Indonesia. Total collection recorded 140.00 units, which contain ancient statues, inscription, ceramic, textile, historical relic and categorized by ethnography. The collection of Indonesian ceramics & etnography in this museum was the largetst and the most comprehensinve in the world.
- Textile Museum
Textile Museum poses wide-ranging textile related collections such as spinning tools for yarn, weaving tools, woven fabric, bark fabric and animal leather fabric. There are around 120 displayed textile objects of nearly 1,800 collections in total. The museum also provides several facilities and activities, including a batik making course, training of textile conservation, natural coloring application on textile as well as the sequin application.
The newly opened batik gallery as a matter of fact sparks other attraction for tourists to visit this stunning museum.
- Taman Prasasti Museum
The museum was established on a old cemetery called Kebon Jahe Kober that has been functioned since 1795. During VOC’s occupation, this cemetery was specially provided for the noble Dutch persons and prominent officers. Later on, the cemetery was dedicated for the common Christians. The 18th cemetery has various collections of tombstones from 16th and 17th centuries.