Jambi State Museum (formerly the Museum District, Jambi Province) began to be built by laying the first stone by the Governor of Jambi,Masjchun Sofwan, SH.in one ceremony on February 18, 1981 at the location where the museum is located at the intersection of Jalan Jalan Sri Urip Sumaharjo and Soedewi Masjchun Sofwan, SH.
Complex of buildings constructed after its establishment was inaugurated by Education Minister,Prof.DR.Fuad Hasanon June 6, 1988, with the name of the Museum District, Jambi Province.
With the enactment of Law no.22 of 1999 on Regional Autonomy, the State Museum of Jambi province Jambi turned into the Museum District in accordance with Regulation No.15 of 2002.
State Museum Building Jambi
Form of traditional architectural character of buildings which house Kajang Lako Jambi and home array (length), adjusted for the purposes of museum techniques.Forms Home Kajang Lako poured on the main building and auditorium, while the form of Houses array (length) is poured into the administration building, storage buildings, and building conservation / preparation.
As a public museum, the Museum District in Jambi collect and treat all types of general collections, the objects that have cultural and scientific values that include:
Geologika: fossil wood, rocks and minerals and other natural formations objects
Biologika: flora and fauna and human fossils
Filologika: hand-written manuscript that describes a thing / event,incongKerinci written on the horn and bamboo, the Quran and the Book Tassauf handwritten.
Etnografika: located on the 2nd floor, is the Jambi Cultural Khasanah space, presenting among other things, traditional hunting equipment, farm equipment, tools to pound rice, fishing equipment, woven handicrafts, weaving and batik crafts, wedding supplies Jambi Malay tribes, like the divan, wedding , bed, crate a place to store household goods, custom clothing from the districts / cities in the province of Jambi.
Arkeologika: prehistoric relics until the arrival of western cultural influences are still numerous in the area of Jambi, Jambi the museum's collection of stone pickaxe used in prehistoric times in Kerinci, the findings in the vicinity of the complex enshrinement Muaro Jambi script reads like an ancient Chinese gong, kettle, porcelain plate, fragment hands, statues of Buddha, statues Awalokiteswara, wire braided gold necklace berliontin animal heads, chain-shaped brass bracelets, and other archaeological objects such as stupas, stone pedestal, the statue of Prajna Paramita.Photo collection of jars keramolokiga scoop, censer lids mountaintop, serving plates, three colors amphora bottles, kettles, vases blue and white flowers in May Ping Kuau pictorial bird, which originated from Jambi, the collection is located at the National Museum, Jakarta.
Historika: a collection that has historical value in the form of a photo collection Siginjei Keris, samurai sword (katana), colonial era cannons, pistols VOC, war swords, spears traditional ceremonies.
Stupas, inscription and Meriam VOC
Keramologika: ceramic artefacts and ancient pottery that comes from Jambi, Chinese, Arabic, Myanmar and Europe, in the form of jars, jar, plate cistern, plash, bowls, jars, bottles, kettles bercucuk short, jar-shaped lotus flower buds, etc. .