Ullen Sentalu Museum: Back To Javanese Culture In The Past


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Ullen Sentalu Museum is located in Kaliurang area which is near to Mount Merapi. This Museum has a lot of collections that illustrate the culture and life of Java, and displays a large collection relating to the civilization of the Javanese Mataram dynasty. Mataram dynasty itself was the Sultanate of Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Mangkunegaran Palace and Pakualaman.

HISTORY

Ullen Sentalu Museum was established in 1994 and officially inaugurated on March 1, 1997, coinciding with the date commemorated every year as a historical day for Yogyakarta City. The inauguration was done by KGPAA Paku Alam VIII, who was at that time the Governor of Yogyakarta Special Province.

Some prominent figures have become members and counselors of the foundation, among other I.S.K.S. Paku Buwono XII of Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat, KGPAA Paku Alam VIII of Pakualaman Principality, GBPH Poeger – Son of Sultan HB VIII – , GRAy Siti Nurul Kusumawardhani – daughter of Mangkunegara VII – , Hartini Soekarno – wife of the late President Soekarno – , and KP. Dr. Samuel Wedyadiningrat DSB. Konk.

ULLEN SENTALU MUSEUM DESCRIPTION:

Ullen Sentalu museum is a Javanese museum which located far from the town. The museum is privately owned by Haryono family under the Ulating Blencong Foundation. Located in the Kaliurang area, the museum is near to Mount Merapi. The choosing of the location has something to do with the Javanese belief who considers Mount Merapi as sacred place. Ullen Sentalu museum is located in the historical district near the Ngeksigondo rest house owned by the Palace. The name Ullen Sentalu is an acronym of “Ulating Blencong Sejatine Tataning Lumaku” which contains meaning as the light of the life journey. The museum is built among the green trees which made it called Kaswargan Park (Kaswargan: Paradise).

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Entering the museum area, you will be transported to an ancient Javanese Kingdom through buildings which reflect the grandeur of the Mataram dynasty (the most powerful dynasty in Central Java) in medieval times. Beautifully manicured gardens add to the magical feel. The museum consists of four different rooms, including Ruang Selamat Datang (the guest reception) and Ruang Seni Tari dan Gamelan which displays several sets of gamelan (traditional musical instruments) and an array of traditional dance paintings.

The third room, Guwa Sela Giri, is built under the ground and houses a selection of portraits of key figures from the four kingdoms of the Mataram dynasty. Kampung Kambang, a unique building built on top of the water, is followed by the last section, Retja Landa, an outdoor museum that exhibits God and Goddess statues from the 8th and 9th centuries. Guides are available to take you around the museum. After the tour, indulge your taste buds by dining at Beukanhof Restaurant, the museum’s Dutch style restaurant that will give you a memorable and regal dining experience in serene surroundings. Bring home some memento from MUSÈ boutique and souvenir shop before you leave the museum.

Toward the end of the tour, you will be heading to Bale Nitik Rengganis for a short break, where we you will be served Ratu Mas Jamu, a concoction made from a secret recipe of seven herbs, created by the empress to Sultan Pakubuwono X. a herbal drink that promised youth and beauty. You will then subsequently led to the final room, the Bride and Groom room, where your guide will explain in great detail the different costumes and traditions of Yogyakarta and Solo’s wedding cultures.

Your tour will be ended as you reach the garden. From the outside, Ullen Sentalu museum is equally majestic. Designed by local architect Haryono, it has mixed elements of medieval European gothic architecture and Javanese style. The building’s facade is covered with vines. A European-style garden amid the misty air that characterized the Kaliurang region.

UNIQUE MUSEUM:

After visiting Ullen Sentalu museum, tourists will surely talk about various uniqueness of the museum which looks like an old European castle from the outside. The museum’s distinctive features are reflected by the architecture, exhibition rooms, collection with its miscellaneous items, and the guide’s unique way of narrating the stories behind every item.

The architecture of the museum is so special that it models European castles from the middle Ages that are close to Gothic style. The museum takes form of a castle made of piles of dark mountain stones, decorated with many kinds of creepers. Such appearance gives the museum unique and distinctive characteristic compared to other museums in Yogyakarta, or even in Indonesia.

Besides its architecture, the museum’s displays are also amazing since they were designed by professional curators. This is apparent in the arrangement of items in the showrooms, display windows, shelves, tables, and also photos and painting in the wall. The arrangement is also beautified by excellent spot-light sets that the displays look impressive with a certain kind of atmosphere.

WHERE IS ULLEN SENTALU MUSEUM?

Address: Kaliurang Barat, Hargobinangun, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Village             : Kaliurang Barat

Sub-district     : Hargobinangun

Regency          : Sleman

Province          : Yogyakarta

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PRIVATE CAR:

Using Private car with driver means you are free for anything without bothering anyone else. You just do your own tour with friends or family in one car maximum of 5 people, if more than 5 people we can provide a larger car.

Private car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, parking, mineral water, local guide for Ullen Sentalu Museum  and transfer back to your hotel.

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HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY SHARING CAR:

Using Sharing car means, you’re joining a small group and share the transport price and seat with the other guests that going to the same direction or in one itinerary with minimum of 2 participants. An english speaking driver will pick up to your hotel and inform about your visit time for the places you visit.

Sharing car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, local Guide, parking and transfer back to your hotel.

** (Sharing Car Transport is recommended for budget Travellers and Students)

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Start From Giwangan Bus Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3A ) and stop in Kentungan Bus shelter, then please take a small bus to Kaliurang and stop at Taman Wisata Kali Kaliurang, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Ullen Sentalu Museum.

Start From Adisucipto Airport: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3A ) and stop in Kentungan Bus shelter, then please take a small bus to Kaliurang and stop at Taman Wisata Kali Kaliurang, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Ullen Sentalu Museum.

Start From Tugu Railway Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 2B ) and stop in Kentungan Bus shelter, then please take a small bus to Kaliurang and stop at Taman Wisata Kali Kaliurang, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Ullen Sentalu Museum.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

OPENING HOURS

At 08.30 AM – 04.00 PM (Tuesday – Friday)

At 08.30 AM – 5.00 PM    (Saturday – Sunday)

(Monday closed)

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Entrance Fee

RP 50.000/person

FIND SOME  OTHER TOURIST PLACES  NEAR ULLEN SENTALU MUSEUM:

  1. MERAPI LAVA TOUR
  2. BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
  3. PRAMBANAN TEMPLE
  4. PROGO RAFTING
  5. MENDUT TEMPLE
  6. PAWON LUWAK COFFEE
  7. CHICKEN CHURCH
  8. SITUMBU HILL

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