Bank Indonesia Museum of Bandung
There is a quite old but extraordinarily interesting attraction at the heart of the city of Bandung: the Bank Indonesia Museum of Bandung, which is located at Jalan Braga, an area known as the center of activities during the colonial era which has an array of old colonial buildings along the street.
The Bank Indonesia Museum of Bandung is a heritage from the days of old. It was initially built in 1915, and was only finished three years after. The architects of the neo-classical-style building were Hulswit, Fermont and Cuypers.
Looking back at the history of the Bank Indonesia, the Bandung branch of the bank was initially supervised by Dutch officials, namely H.C Hordjick and P. Bordes. Thanks to the efforts of Sjafruddin Prawiranegara, the first ever Bank Indonesia governor, J.A Sereh became the first Indonesia native to chair the Bandung branch of Bank Indonesia.
The museum is not too big in size; with its only corridor, visitors will be able to conclude a visit in no more than 20 minutes only.
The museum, however, offers a great information on the history of the Bank of Indonesia. Visitors will be able to see a detailed display of old currency notes with their well maintained physical apprearances. Old equipment used during the colonial era are also on display. Inside the museum, we would be drawn back to the days of old to also witness the timeline of activities of the Bank Indonesia in Bandung. The building with its neo-classical style is also a feast for the eyes.
Many tourists, local and international, have chosen the site as among the favourite to visit while in town. It is also of no coincidences that many would-be married couples choose the museum to become the location for their pre-wedding photograph session. With a mere 15 minutes-drive from the Sheraton hotel, the Bank Indonesia Museum of Bandung has become an alternative tourism destination at the center of the city of Bandung.