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Radya Pustaka Museum

Radya Pustaka name was taken from 2 words of Indonesian, Radya and Pustaka. Radya means govern and Pustaka means letter. This building was used to be living house and became Letter Hall of Surakarta palace as well at the pas time. Now days, there many of Surakarta palace things are putted in that museum.

Radya Pustaka is the oldest museum in Indonesia, which built on October 28 ‘1890 by Kanjeng Sosroningrat IV, palace in the reign of Pakoe Boewono IX and X. Radya Pustaka Museum also has library that stores books and knowledge of culture history, art, tradition and literature both in the Old Javanese language and Dutch as well.

The Museum located at Slamet Riyadi Street, housed within complex of Sriwedari Cultural Park. In the museum's stored collections of Radya Pustaka ancient objects that have high value of art and history, including: stone and bronze statues of Hindu and Buddhist era, ancient dagger and variety of traditional weapons, set of gamelan instrument, leather puppet, puppet beber, collection of ceramics and various other art items.

Radya Pustaka Museum is also provides history books, art and culture. Most of the books are written in Java language and Dutch. The Radya Pustaka Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday at 08.30 up to 13.00 and on Monday is closed.