Diperbarui: 17 Mei 2020
1. Ullen Sentalu Museum
According to TripAdvisor, Ullen Sentalu Museum is the second best museum in Indonesia in 2016. Ullen Sentalu is the acronym of “Ulating Blecong Sejatine tataraning Lumaku” which means the light of humans’ life.
The museum located in Jalan Boyong, Kaliurang will let you know more about Javanese culture. Inaugurated in 1997, the museum shows various collection of Mataram Kingdom’s cultures. Here you will see paintngs, traditional music instruments, collections of pictures, mail archives, and batik fabrics arranged artistically.
It has a room named Putri Dambaan filled by the album showing the life of Gusti Nurul. On her 81th birthday back in 2002, she inaugurated the room filled with pictures of her childhood to her wedding.
2. Sonobudoyo Museum
This is the second most complete museum after National Museum of Indonesia in Jakarta. It has 62,661 collections including collections of geology, biology, ethnography, archeology, art, and many more. Not just showing Javanese culture, but also Balinese, Maduranese, and Lomboknese. Here, you will go to 12 rooms filled with collections of wayang, kris to codices.
3. Affandi Museum
The museum saving collections of Indonesian famous artist Affandi is the right place for you to go if you are a big fan of paintings. It has around more than 2,000 paintings he made himself and he also designed the building himself. For your information, you can also visit Café Loteng which is inside the museum while you are admiring Affandi’s artworks.
4. Keraton Yogyakarta Museum
There are museums inside this museum. Yes! This place has several small museums starting from batik museum, crystal museum, paintings and pictures museum, and Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX museum. You will see around more than 1,500 collections here and one of the most see collections is a painting of Sultan made by Raden Saleh which is said that the gaze of the painting will look like staring at you from any angle. Wow!
5. Vredeburg Museum
This museum once used by Dutch troops to withstand from the attack of Keraton Yogykarta and became the military headquarter or the Army of Republic of Indonesia. Built in 1760 by the Dutch government, it was named as Rustenburg Fort. Then, in 1867 this fort was renovated after damaged by an earthquake and its name was changed into Vredeburg Fort.