The Satriamandala Museum (also spelled Satria Mandala Museum) is the main museum for the Indonesian Armed Forces. Opened on 5 October 1972, it is located on 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of land in South Jakarta and holds numerous artefacts, weapons, and vehicles. The museum is located on Gatot Soebroto Street in West Kuningan, Mampang, South Jakarta, and sits on 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of land; the exhibitions are divided amongst three buildings and the grounds. It is the main military museum in Indonesia. The name Satria Mandala derives from Sanskrit and translates as "a sacred place for the knights". The museum is open to the general public and has archives for persons researching the history of the armed forces.
The museum contains numerous exhibitions on the military history of Indonesia. It includes a room dedicated to squadron banners, one dedicated to artefacts belonging to General Oerip Soemohardjo (the military's first Chief of Staff), General of the Army Sudirman (the military's first commander in chief), General Abdul Haris Nasution, and General Suharto. A nearby area contains hundreds of rifles, grenades, sharpened bamboo sticks, and other weapons dating from the 1940s and later. A Hall of Heroes holds life-size statues of members of the military who have been declared National Heroes of Indonesia, with Sudirman and Oerip in places of honour at the back of the hall.
There are also 75 dioramas of pre-independence rebellions, the seconds leading to the proclamation of independence, the national revolution, and military efforts after the revolution. The dioramas were created by craftsmen from Yogyakarta. Further exhibitions in the building are photographic.
It also includes several war machines, mostly on the museum grounds. This includes the ship KRI Pattimura, which saw action in Papua; aircraft such as the North American AT-16 Harvard, North American B-25 Mitchell, North American P-51 Mustang, the old RI 001 presidential jet, and the Mil Mi-4 helicopter; and land machines such as tanks, ambulances, and a Willys MB belonging to Sudirman.
Waspada Purbawisesa, a five-story pentagon-shaped museum houses diaromas and artefacts from military conflicts against Islamic groups, both conservative and extremist. It includes artefacts from the defeat of the Darul Islam revolt and dioramas of other military conflicts with Islamic groups.