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Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta

(3.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • The show is in jawa language. So basically I don't understand a thing even though brochure was given.. i only stayed 30 minutes for the show.  more »
  • Though the beginning started a bit slow for someone still recovering from jetlag, the later part was definitely great to see. You can go to both sides of the stage. So you can switch between looking a...  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