Vredeburg Fort is a historic museum which was once a fortress building built in the Dutch colonial period whose condition is still maintained until now. This building witnesses the history and development of the city of Jogja
The fort built in 1765 by the Dutch Government was used to withstand attacks from the Sultan’s Palace. With the moat surrounding it, this rectangular fortress has a watch tower on all four corners and a stronghold that allows the Dutch troops to wander around while standing guard and firing if necessary.
At the base of the cannon in the southern camp, Kraton Yogyakarta and several other historic buildings including the traffic density around it are clearly visible. Built in 1765 by the Dutch, the Museum with an area of approximately 2100 square meters has several collections such as: –
Dutch heritage buildings, restored in their original form.
Dioramas depicting the struggle before the Proclamation of Independence until the New Order period.
Collection of historic objects, photographs, and paintings about the national struggle in pioneering, achieving, defending, and filling Indonesian independence.HISTORY Museum Benteng Yogyakarta, originally named “Fort Rustenburg” which means “Castle”, built by the Dutch in 1760 on the palace land. Thanks to the permission of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I, circa 1765 – 1788 the building was refined and subsequently renamed “Benteng Vredeburg” which means “Fortress of Peace”.
Historically this building since its establishment until now has undergone various functional changes that is in the year 1760 – 1830 serves as a fortress, in the year 1830 -1945 function as military headquarters of Netherlands and Japan, and in year 1945 – 1977 function as military headquarters of RI.
After 1977 the Hankam party returned to the government. By the government through Mendikbud who was then Mr. Daoed Yoesoep with the approval of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX as the owner, was established as the center of information and cultural development of the archipelago on August 9, 1980.
On April 16, 1985 was restored to the Museum of Struggle and opened to the public in 1987. Then on 23 November 1992 officially became the “National Museum of Struggle National” with the name “Museum Benteng Yogyakarta”.
The former building of Vredeburg Castle was restored and preserved. In the restoration of the outer form is still maintained, is on the shape of the interior is restored and adapted to its new function as a museum space.
Tuesday – Friday: 08.00 – 16.00 WIB
Saturday – Sunday: 08.00 – 17.00 WIB
Monday and national holidays: Close
Price of admission
Seminar Room, Discussion, Training and Meeting
Audio Visual & Group Learning Room
Hotspot is free