A museum is a place where all historical relics are stored, guarded, and cared for neatly as a form of appreciation or reminder for the future successors of the nation. At this time, the museum is becoming the most frequented place with family, friends, and even couples to spend time and get a knwoledge of the historical backgrounds. For those of you who are in Yogyakarta, we recommend several museums that you can visit.

1. Museum Benteng Vredeburg

Benteng Vredeburg

If you visit this museum, you will only be charged an entrance fee of IDR 3000. On the outside of the museum, you are presented with views of houses and courtyards like the Dutch era. If we go deeper, there will be an exhibition room called a diorama, showing historical things. On Tuesday Wage usually has an event here, a cultural event. The facilities are complete, the bathroom is clean, the prayer room, a place to relax, photo spots, and others. You can visit this museum except on Mondays because the museum is usually closed.

Jl. Margo Mulyo No.6, Ngupasan, Kota Yogyakarta
P: (0274) 586934

2. Museum Biologi UGM

Meseum Bilogi UGM

This museum belonging to the Faculty of Biology UGM can be a place to learn the basic taxonomy of animals and plants. Various collections of taxidermied animals and skeletons can be found here. The collection displayed is also very complete, starting from reptiles, fish, snakes, spices, flowers, etc. The mascot of this place is the elephant skeleton Nyi Bodro which is a donation from the Yogyakarta Palace. You can also find preserved Javanese eagles which are endemic to the Mount Merapi area and its surroundings. The price of admission to this place is also only IDR 5000.

Jl. Sultan Agung No.22, Wirogunan, Kota Yogyakarta
P: 0821-3488-9187

3. Museum Batik Yogya

Museum Batik Yogya

If you are interested in batik or anything related to batik, you can visit this museum. The museum, which is one area with a batik hotel, can be an option when you want to spend the day in Yogyakarta. You can take part in a batik workshop. The collection is quite complete and well-curated. Service officers are also friendly and informative

Jl. Doktor Sutomo No.13A, Bausasran, Kec. Danurejan, Kota Yogyakarta
P: (0274) 541766

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4. Museum Senobudoyo

Museum Senobudoyo by @prawesthika

With a cheap entrance ticket, you can see collections of civilizations from prehistory to early history, Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese collections, watch (wayang) puppets, and watch Jogja – Solo in one frame. You will also be heard the melodious strains of gamelan. And you also don’t need to worry or be confused because there will be a friendly guide who explains in detail the museum collections.

Jl. Pangurakan No.6, Ngupasan, Kota Yogyakarta
P: (0274) 385664

5. Museum Affandi

Museum Affandi

This museum is actually very magnificent, starting from the design of the building with the banana leaf philosophy. Inside there are many collections of the Maestro, his wife Maryati, and his children Kartika and Rukmini. If Affandi’s paintings tend to be dark in color, then his wife prefers light/cheerful colors. You will be guided into exhibition room 1, then continue to rooms 2 to 4. Each exhibition room will tell you about Affandi’s artistic journey and family.

Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No.167, Papringan, Caturtunggal
P: (0274) 562593