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The Sonobudoyo Museum is situated on the northern side of the north square (Alun-alun Utara) of Sultan's Palace. It was built in 1935 with a Javanese architecture. The architecture of the gateway resembles to the entrance of the mosque in Kudus Town especially in the construction of pathway to the auditorium, and the main joglo structure that connected. Kudus is the most ancient town in the island of Java besides Kotagede. Sonobudoyo has the second most complete collection of cultural artifacts after the central museum in Jakarta.
Visitors can observe ceramics from the Neolithic age, original eight and ninth century statues and bronze-articles collected from temple in Central Java, various kinds of puppets, masks, and wayang (puppet or shadow play), to heirlooms and artifacts from Bali. Sonobudoyo museum also has an interesting library that keeps various collection of books related to Javanese culture.