Timings : 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : Children (5-16 years old) Rp 60.000Adult: Rp100.000,-
The Ullen Sentalu Museum is built upon the on historic sites, such as Hastorenggo Guesthouse building that is owned by Sultan Hamengkubuwono VII (1877-1921) and Kaliurang Three Nations Commission Building. The word 'Ullen Sentalu' is an acronym of the phrase in Java language that is 'Ulating Blencong Sejatine Tataraning Lumaku'. The phrase literally means 'the Light of Life for Human Journey.' The museum exhibits relics and artefacts from the royal houses and kratons of Java, for example, the Pakualam, Surakarta, Yogyakarta, and Mangkunegaran houses.
The museum was created by a family's love for batik and textiles that had been influenced by the environment they grew up in. Around the 1970s, numerous ancient batiks were being pursued by collectors. Some people who were influenced by batik to a large extent had established a foundation to save the ancient culture of batik. They chose the Ullen Sentalu Museum to display and keep some ancient batik.