Museum Radya Pustaka
Museum Radya Pustaka
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand3,802 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The stories of people / cultures/ way of life of central java depicted by exhibition here are very interesting ; however, it needs much improvement to attract tourists , even locals to explore this edutainment center.
Written 22 August 2023
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Wilson's
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This museum was claimed as oldest museum in Indonesia and built by the king of Surakarta. Its located in the heart of the city
Written 12 July 2023
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Khalid A
Manama, Bahrain2,245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
A good way to spend an hour if you are in Solo. Location is easy to get to in the central part of the city and on the main road.
Its also hardly busy so you take your time and wander around without bumping into people, since its quite a small place thats a big plus.
The museum houses old and ancient artificats of weapons, statues, currencies and a few other items that go back in time.
Worth a look if you are here and looking for something to do.
Written 26 April 2019
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,652 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This private museum with free entry has a diverse collection of Javanese items including shadow puppets, sculptures, masks, weapons, china/glassware, clothes and more. Don't miss the side corridor near the bathroom where you can find most of their stones. Some items are labeled in English, and mixed in are some rare objects, such as an angel as a shadow puppet. Don't miss the finely carved face above the main entrance. Their is a research library open by appointment. But no reservation is needed to explore and enjoy this fine taste of Javanese culture.
Written 13 August 2018
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harbipolar
Solo, Indonesia2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
I went there at the end of 2017 taking some pictures since I'm interested in something related to java culture. There's no need to pay for the entrance. All you have to do is fill out the guest book. Camera flash is not allowed taking picture in museum.
Written 16 March 2018
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Yudhi Sanjaya
Cikarang, Indonesia57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
It is nice place to give a lot of infomration about surakarta and a lot of things from kingdom of solo
Written 20 December 2017
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JanaC_free2017
Zurich, Switzerland365 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
I think the best part about this museum was that it was free. The collection is a wild mix of various artefacts ranging from weapons to china and glassware to Wayang history, puppets and masks. The latter was actually the most interesting part in my opinion. Some of the exhibits have English signs, which is a rare find in Solo and Java in general. I'd not recommend this museum as a must see but if you are in the vicinity, you can certainly take a walk around. Check out the Yellow Truck coffee shop, which is close by and worth a stop.
Written 8 August 2017
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Jo Lee
Gau-Algesheim, Germany84 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
This was my first visit to the museum. A young guide (Priska) provided a quick overview of the museum. My intention was to learn a bit more of the Javanese history. But I soon realized I'd better buy a good book to get relevant information on the history: The expositions are fragments that are not presented within a historically understandable context that most people like me (interested, but not well informed about the history of Java) would need to comprehend the most important milestones of the history. The total presentation is not appealing as one can see from some photos I uploaded here. A yet-unidentified object stored with broom and other cleaning utensils, for instance. This place does have potential to become a lot better in presenting history in a more interesting way.
I am giving two stars for its excellent location on Slamet Riyadi and its collection of various exhibits. One highlight to me was the Gamelan Organ designed and made in Surakarta
Written 13 July 2017
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bernie47801
Denpasar, Indonesia1,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
On the main thoroughfare in Solo/Surakarta you will find this quaint museum. It's worthwhile to spend a hour or so looking at various artifacts and weapons. It's a relatively small and reasonable well maintained museum. I enjoyed seeing this place.
Written 23 May 2017
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kyle n
Segamat, Malaysia55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Nothing much but bunch of relic collection on surakarta culture. Worth a visit if there is a free time. yes, you allowed to take picture inside the museum and the entrance is FOC (cause when i go there, no payment accepted).
Written 16 April 2017
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