If you want to travel to Yogyakarta, you can try traveling to the museums in this city. Yogyakarta does have some museums that are worth visiting. By visiting the museums here, you will be able to spend your break while learning, having fun, and seeing some works of art. That way, your vacation will be useful. Then, what are the museums in Yogyakarta?
- Affandi Museum Museum
If you are painting lovers, then this museum must be your main choice if you intend to visit some museums. Here, you will see various paintings, especially from the late painter Affandi. Affandi is one of the legendary figures in the Indonesian painting world whose beautiful and iconic artworks. You can see all of Affandi’s paintings in the main gallery of this museum. And not only paintings, but here you can also see some items that Affandi often used during his life. Some paintings from other painters were also present to fill the area of this museum. You may witness his legendary artworks yourself at Laksda Adisucipto street No. 167, Papringan, Caturtunggal, Depok District, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta.
- Mount Merapi Museum
Everything about Mount Merapi you would see at this tourist spot. The museum, which was inaugurated in 2010 has several collections related to Mount Merapi, such as a replica of the distribution of hot clouds, a collection of objects left over from the 2006 eruption of Merapi, and a collection of photos of Merapi from time to time. The shape of this museum itself is unique because it has a trapezoid-like shape with one of the tops shaped like a triangle. The appearance will look more majestic on a sunny day when the sun shines through the building of this museum. Besides store many collections about Merapi, there is also a mini theater that will show a short film about Merapi. You can watch the film entitled “Mahaguru Merapi,” that will make you have a better knowledge of what Mount Merapi is like.
- Jogja Return Monument Museum (Monjali)
This museum is perfect for those of you who want to learn about Indonesian history. When you enter the museum, you will see the names of several National heroes who died during the Dutch Military Aggression II. Then go deeper into the area of this museum, you will find many other historical ornaments. You can find replicas, documents, and types of weapons in this area of the museum. One of the iconic ones is the stretcher and gig, which is believed to have been used by General Sudirman. This museum is located at North Ring Road, Jongkang, Sariharjo, Ngaglik, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta.
- Fort Vredeburg Museum
There are so many Dutch heritage buildings in Indonesia that are functioning as museums. The Vredeburg Fort Museum is one of them. As the name implies, this museum was originally a fortress in the city of Yogyakarta. After Indonesia’s independence, this fort was then converted into a museum to this day. When entering this museum, you will see various photos, uniforms, and a number of other historical relics. A number of these relics come from national heroes and invaders. This museum is located at Margo Mulyo street No. 6, Ngupasan, Gondomanan, Yogyakarta City, DIY.
- Ngayogyakarta Palace Museum
Being one of the most iconic and historic museums in Yogyakarta, the Ngayogyakarta Palace Museum is where the throne of Mataram is passed down from generation to generation. In this museum, you can see objects from the palace at that time. One of which is the golden carriage that the Sultan of Ngayogyakarta often used in the past. This museum is located inside the Yogyakarta Palace Complex, precisely on Rotowijayan street Blok No. 1, Panembahan, Kraton, Yogyakarta City, DIY.
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