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Museum Radya Pustaka, Solo

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Radya Pustaka Museum is a museum in Surakarta, Indonesia. Established in 1890, it is the second oldest museum in Indonesia (the oldest being the National Museum of Indonesia in Jakarta). The museum kept various literature in Old Javanese and Dutch languages. The museum is located within the park complex of Taman Sriwedari.HistoryThe museum was established by Kanjeng Adipati Sosriningrat IV during the governorship of Pakubuwono IX on October 28, 1890. On January 1, 1913, the museum was moved to its present location, formerly the residence of a Dutchman Johannes Busselaar.CollectionA bust of Rangga Warsita, a 19th-century poet of the Surakarta Kraton, is placed on the front yard of the museum. The statue was inaugurated in 1953 by - at that time - the Indonesian president Sukarno.Several 17th and 18th-century Dutch East India Company's cannons are kept in the museum, as well as smaller cannons of the Kraton. There is also Hindu-Buddhist sculptures discovered around Surakarta, wayang puppets, wayang beber, ceramic, gamelan set, and Javanese kris.
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  • Musium ini menyimpan berbagai peninggalan sejarah Indonesia mulai dari arca hingga senjata dan peralatan lain yang digunakan pada zaman dahulu. Sempat terjadi beberapa kali pencurian koleksi sehingga ...  more »
  • The visit to this museum is very interesting because it has a lot of collections of Gamelan music, puppets theatre of shadows, the Kris daggers, ancient books written on lontar leaf, and a many other things.
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  • Since the Indonesian independence day pretty much everything stood still, we are rather randomly landed in solo and this museum. It seems at first glance a little old and run down, now but we have large BUT booked a local guides of the Museum, who has given us a fantastic insight into the history of Java. The tour was great and if you're ever in solo, you can take that on each case. (WITHOUT GUIDE DIGNITY I STRONGLY ADVICE AGAINST, EXTREMELY BORING)
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  • It has decent amount of ancient collections.
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