One of the things to do in Jogja is visiting a museum. Yogyakarta visitors who love culture, tradition, and art will love to visit Ullen Sentalu Museum Yogyakarta. The location is in the highland of Kaliurang. This is the house of a lot of relics and artifacts from the royal house of Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Pakualam, and Mangkunegaran Kingdoms.
This private museum was founded in 1994 and was officially open on the first of March 1997 when Yogyakarta people celebrated its city’s historical day. The museum was first initiated by the Haryono Family. Today, it is the Ulating Blencong Foundation that manages this museum.
There are two programs that visitor can have: guided and audio programs. The guided one, of course, there will be a guide called a tour educator available to accompany you exploring the Javanese art, culture, and tradition based on the nuances and collections. Tourists will be brought to the past with a narration and visual of each collection. Visitors, especially international tourists can get the audio program by using a certain player available free to listen to a ninety-minute explanation of the museum’s collections.
One of the most famous collections is Serimpi Sari Tunggal Painting. This is the painting about one of Mangkunegaran Princesses called GR Aj. Nurul Kusumawardhani. She is dancing Serimpi Sari Tunggal. Another is the painting of Chinese aristocrat with Rengganis: The Champion. The painting tells about two women being in a fight to be the winner. One of the most interesting paintings the Panji Kirana Mask painting is the one about the love story of Raden Panji and his lover Dewi Candra Kirana. There are still a lot of collections to explain interestingly by the guide.
The location and the best way to go there
The exact location of this museum is at Plemburan Street No 10, Yogyakarta Indonesia 55581. When you are in Sleman, it is suggested that you take the Jogja-Tempel Bus and the Kaliurang-Condongcatur Bus that takes you about eighty minutes. From Parang Tritis, it takes about 2.5 hours to the museum by the Jogja-Parangtritis Bus.
The admission and opening hours
To come and enjoy the artifacts and relics in this museum, the international tourists will have to pay sixty thousand rupiahs per person, and local tourists will have to pay forty thousand per person.
So, have you decided to put the visit to this museum to the list of the things to do in Jogja? Hopefully, this article about the Ullen Sentalu Museum does give you enough information.