Ullen Sentalu Museum
Ullen Sentalu Museum
4.5
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • jjjoana
    Singapore, Singapore107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Museum
    This museum was on our list when we were in Yogyakarta. It was a guided tour that you could take in English as well. It was nice to hear about the history of Yogyakarta/Solo and their royal families. The tour lasted about 50 minutes but it was very informative and interesting. Would recommend if you’re in the area :) Also a pretty place to take photos after. Do note that no photos are allowed during the tour.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 December 2023
  • JinjjaDaebakk
    Singapore, Singapore183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    I'm very impressed with the museum's collection and our English speaking guide was really helpful! I learnt many things about the history of Jogja and Java. I especially loved the room with all the letters. Reading them was very heartwarming. I highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Bornean
    Perth, Australia1,949 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very worthwhile tour
    The museum contains valuable paintings of the Sultan's family, and exhibits such as batik depicting Javanese culture. The grounds are beautiful but photography is not allowed until in a special area at the conclusion of the tour, which is just outside a restaurant. The guide was excellent, but she spoke very fast. Visitors must use a guide, either English or Indonesian speaking, and the prices for either differ quite a bit. I think we chose one who spoke Indonesian, but either way, it would turn out good as, based on what we saw, the items on exhibit were esthetically interesting and educational. There's plenty of parking.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 February 2024
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Bornean
Perth, Australia1,949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The museum contains valuable paintings of the Sultan's family, and exhibits such as batik depicting Javanese culture. The grounds are beautiful but photography is not allowed until in a special area at the conclusion of the tour, which is just outside a restaurant. The guide was excellent, but she spoke very fast. Visitors must use a guide, either English or Indonesian speaking, and the prices for either differ quite a bit. I think we chose one who spoke Indonesian, but either way, it would turn out good as, based on what we saw, the items on exhibit were esthetically interesting and educational.
There's plenty of parking.
Written 19 February 2024
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JinjjaDaebakk
Singapore, Singapore183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I'm very impressed with the museum's collection and our English speaking guide was really helpful! I learnt many things about the history of Jogja and Java. I especially loved the room with all the letters. Reading them was very heartwarming. I highly recommend.
Written 21 January 2024
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jjjoana
Singapore, Singapore107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This museum was on our list when we were in Yogyakarta. It was a guided tour that you could take in English as well. It was nice to hear about the history of Yogyakarta/Solo and their royal families. The tour lasted about 50 minutes but it was very informative and interesting. Would recommend if you’re in the area :) Also a pretty place to take photos after. Do note that no photos are allowed during the tour.
Written 9 December 2023
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Jun Aggabao
Jakarta, Indonesia453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I've lived in Jogja for a number years and I've earmarked this place but has not gotten around to visit. Pleasantly surprised that this place is just 30 mins away from the city. The museum is well maintained, organized and clean. The English guide was charming and she answered our dozens of questions with enthusiasm. Not to forget that in this forest-like place is a cozy and elegant restaurant that served good food. It's that kind of place you can visit during weekends to unwind and disconnect in the middle of a forest.
Written 6 May 2023
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isnardi
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Business
the museum located nearby the volcano merapi, we did that after doing volcano tour. the place look ancient alot of statue.
Written 5 May 2023
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Iraanism
San Diego, CA6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Because we speak English, not local language, we are given Tour Option 1 only as Tour Option 2 is in local language only. Tour 1 discusses the Rulers in the 20th Century to the present only. The clothes they wore & a little bit about their lives. Tour 2 covers the history of Indonsia from the pre-islam period thru present time stressing the kingdoms & the colonial periods. Even a brief discussion on Princess Diana's visits. Tour 1 is terrible. Don't do it. Tour 2 is excellent but their is a language problem. The Museum & grounds are gorgeous. What a shame they changed their pre-pandemic policy on tours. The guide Etu was very rude & should be kinder to foreigners. A demotion is appropriate in my opinion.
Written 7 April 2023
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adestp
South Tangerang, Indonesia190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Nice place. Nice collection. Knowledgeable tour guide. Well preserved facility. Too bad the restaurant already out most of their stocks
Written 22 January 2023
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Nungki
Rotterdam, The Netherlands19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This was my second time visiting this place. The experience was still amazing! The ambiance of the building is exquisite! In the area of the Merapi volcano, we got fresh air from the green nature. Very well taken care of. The guide was friendly and smart. She gave a lot of information. If you go to Yogyakarta, this place is worth a visit.
Written 28 September 2022
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Elizabeth H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A highlight of this trip to Yogya is the Ullen Sentalu museum, built about 30 years ago to house a private collection that shines a light on Javanese culture. It’s cool on the mountain slope, surrounded by pine and cinnamon, with greenery above and beside us. We enter through the ‘cave’ built of stones from the volcano Merapi, and see the gamelan instruments as well as paintings of Javanese dancers in royal settings. The building is designed like a floating maze connecting 5 rooms. Photos of the Sultans abound, including many with the Dutch royals, especially before independence.
The Princesses seem to have been well educated leaders of their time. I particularly enjoyed the room with Princess Nurul, the only daughter of Sultan Mangkunegara the seventh. She was an equestrian, rare for a woman at that time, and a beautiful Javanese classical dancer who, in her teens, danced at the wedding of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands. For me the wonderful thing was that she was accompanied For this by a ‘remote’ gamelan orchestra, recorded in Java. Pre online video conferencing! A strong and talented woman, three suitors - Soekarno, Sutan Sjahrir, and Sultan Hamengkubuwono the 9th - proposed to her, But all were turned down because she refused to be in a polygamous marriage (they already had other wives). She married a soldier when she was 30 years old and apparently led a happy life in Bandung.
The Tineke room was also a favourite (Tineke was the younger sister of Pakubuwana XII). It contains many handwritten letters from members of her family, framed and translated into English, Dutch or Bahasa Indonesia as required. They range from loving and caring to heartbreaking themes. I particularly liked one referring to her as a princess in a golden cage, that reminded me of a bird missing its freedom.
Written 25 September 2022
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Laras Octariani
Jakarta, Indonesia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
It was very great experience to visit this museum. Very nice place to know more about history of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. The local guide was so kind and informative. The best time to visit probably will be in the morning and the afternoon before 2 pm
Written 6 April 2022
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