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Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta

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Browse through Indonesian history at Sonobudoyo Museum, storing over 43,000 items. Separated into ten themed exhibits covering a range of subjects and periods, some of the artifacts housed here date back to prehistoric times. Look for the collection of ancient sacred weapons and the replica of a Hindu house of worship. For an entertaining and insightful look at Javanese culture, stay for one of the shadow puppet performances. Plan to see Sonobudoyo Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yogyakarta family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • We visited the museum on afternoon and enjoyed seeing the artifacts, especially the exhibits of shadow puppets and batik. We saw an artisan making a leather shadow puppet similar to the ones they use ...  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Lots of interesting items, especially those showcasing the country's early history. Great to have English explanations for about half of the items in the museum. I ho...  more »
  • I found myself in the middle of a rainstorm during my trip to Yogyjakarta. Thankfully I was right next to the Sonobudoyo Museum. If you can, try and get a guide while exploring the museum. During my v...  more »
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  • Good local museum, good to learn about Java History, good collection to view and learn more about java culture
  • Great museum with English descriptions so guide not essential if you are tired of listening. Well laid out and interesting. Seats as well for resting. Concert in evening was wonderful and recommended. Puppet maker attached very friendly.
  • Wayang kulit show is amazing and deserves attention. The artists are amazing, meet the craftsmen making the shadow puppets
  • Beautiful collection with great guide. Definitely worth visiting.
  • It's a nice place to visit and you can experience the history of Indonesia and it's culture