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Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta

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#6 of 20 in Museums in Yogyakarta
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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  • August 14, 2017
    pls use the complimentary guide service in the museum. it is worth the time effort. and the guide knows the material shown. a selections of items on display from then till now, including wayang golek ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Nothing much, just display of old music instruments, drums. Old clothings, old weapons, some buddhist n Hindu relics from the past. Entrance fee- idr5,000 I was the only visitor at 9 am ( open 8 am to...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Actually, this museum has great collections, about culture, history and artifact. However, the exhibitions are a bit frustrating, and no clear explanation/labeling. Need improvements!  more »
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  • August 28, 2017
    A great place to see a wayang kulit performance. With a gamelan orchestra playing live. Not too crowded. And the ticket is only 20.000rp for a 1,5h show. Every night starting at 8pm, except for Sundays.
  • August 10, 2017
    It is a good and well-known museum located in the middle of Jogjakarta. This place is such a great place to know about the royal family that live in Kraton. Then, another tourist attraction is the puppet show (wayang) in the evening. It is worthed to watch, especially for every tourist. This place is also easily find, located at the north of Alun-alun Kidul.
  • September 5, 2017
    helpfull guide and loveable places
  • April 26, 2017
    Interesting insights into the royal families of central Java. Lots to see; this is a working palace.
  • March 16, 2017
    Please don't miss this beautiful place, the collection is truly amazing and they have puppet shows from time to time.

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