POLRI Museum in Semarang City, Central Java Province


The fact is Semarang City owns many interesting museums to visit during holidays. One of them is located in Gajahmungkur Sub-District, which is called POLRI Museum. To be exact, it resides in Akpol Complex at Sultan Agung Street. This one is suitable for those who are into history, especially related to the history of the Indonesian police. This tourist site opens every day and it costs nothing. That means everyone is able to enter the building freely! What they need to do is to wear appropriate clothes when visiting the museum.

The Nuance
The good thing is POLRI Museum resides on the roadside, so it is quite noticeable and accessible. In terms of nuance, it is similar to other museums. The environment is clean and it comes with a nice management. In front of the building, tourists may see a statue of a policeman wearing his formal suit. The building also comes with several facilities including collection rooms, administration, prime exhibition, audio-visual room, toilets, and canteen. In some occasions, the management also holds a special event to educate visitors regarding laws!

Exploring POLRI Museum
First things come first. Before exploring the museum, tourists should know the history and reason behind the construction of the building. It is said the local government decided to build the museum in order to recall the services given by the national police. The construction began in 2004 during the reign of Da’I Bachtiar who was the Head of Indonesia National Police (Kapolri). At the time, the name was Akpol Museum, but it changed afterward. The good thing is the government conducts a regular maintenance and improvement every year!

Once arriving at the museum, tourists can start learning the history of POLRI immediately. In this case, they should consider hiring a tour guide who can tell such history. Even though it may take some money to pay the service, the information is quite worthy. Also, parents can teach their kids about it! What is more? The next thing to do is to watch important collections of events, especially the tragic terrorist’s bomb in Bali. Those photos show how hard the police took care of the site after the bombing.

For those visiting POLRI Museum should not forget to join various counseling given by the management. In fact, many important speakers often come to these events! This is why tourists should learn the schedule first before visiting the museum. What is more? Another fun activity is to watch historical movies related to the Indonesian police. Have no worries. It is free!

Nearby Attractions

  • Tanggul Sampangan
  • Water Blaster Waterpark
  • Sam Poo Kong Temple
  • Diponegoro Park

How to Get There
A distance between POLRI Museum and Ahmad Yani International Airport is 8.1 km. That means tourists only need to spend about 17 minutes to get to the location from the airport. It can even be faster if they take Letnan Jenderal S.Parman Street. What they need to do is to get to Gajahmungkur Sub-District and reach Akpol Complex afterward. Have no worries. The museum is quite noticeable, so everyone can find it easily.

Where to Stay

  • Grand Edge Hotel
  • Grasia Hotel
  • Neo Candi Hotel
  • Pantes Kawi Hotel


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