Horse Carriage Museum, Jogja, Indonesia

Horse Carriage museum is located nearby Sultan Palace. Visiting this place it will probably recommended accompanied by local guide to know the detail about the history of the carriages.

Most of the carriages were bought by Sri Sultan Hamengkubowono VIII, knows as the reformer Sultan. He renovated palace, bought carriage and known as rich Sultan as there is no war during his reign. War happened during the reign of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono VII.

There are 23 carriages in this museum, few of them are deemed to be sacred ones.

Kyai Jongwiyat Carriage Is a 1880 Holland made carriage, owned by Sri Sultan HB VIII for battle purpose, such as to check warriors. He did lotsa wars with Dutch. This carriage is carried by 6 horses. This carriage used by Sri Sultan HB X, when her daughter married, has been repaired in few parts.

Kyai Jolodoro Carriage is also made by Holland in 1815. It is a 4 horses carriage and coachman seat is located at the rear. Jolo mean net and doro mean girls. This is was Sri Sultan HB IV carriage.

Roto Biru Carriage is made by Holland in 1901 in the period of Sri SUltan HB VII. This blue 4 horses carriage was used for battle purpose.

Kanjeng Nyai Jimad Carriage is made in Holland 1750, as a gift from Spain. This was used as transportation mode by Sultan HB III, drawn by 8 horses. This carriage is in original condition, made of bull leather, and a ceremonial to clean this carriage is held annualy.

Kyai Rejo Pawoko Carriage was made in 1901 in the period of Sri Sultan HB VIII for his brothers transportation mode. It is drawn by 4 horses and it said it was bought as the same as President Soekarno’s birthday.

Landower Carriage was purchased by Sri Sultan HB VIII in 1901, made in Holland, and drawn by 4 horses.

Premili Carriage is a 4 horse carriage, assembled in Semarang, but the spare parts were imported from Holland. This carriage was used to transport palace dancers. On one of the wheel is written G.Barendsi

Kus No:10 Carriage is a landower carriage for bride and groom, made in Holland in 1901, and purchased by Sri Sultan HB VIII. The original color is green but then repainted in yellow, it said due too political reason.

Kareta Kapulitin Carriage  is a race carriage, purchased by Sri SUltan HB VII, that loved horse sport, and only drawn by single horse.

Kyai Kutha Kaharjo Carriage was purchased in Sri Sultan HB IX periode, made in Berlin 1927, for royal event and drawn by 4 horses.

Kus Gading Carriage is a 4 horses carriage purchased by Sri Sultan HB VIII, made in Holland 1901.

Kyai Puspoko Manik Carriage is a 4 horses carriage made in Amsterdam, used for royal event.

Roto Praloyo Carriage is a hearse purchased in Sri Sultan HB VIII period in 1938, drawn by 8 horses.

Kyai Jetayu Carriage was purchased in 1931 in the period of Sri Sultan HBVIII to transport Sultan’s young daughters. This is a 4 horse carriage, and coachman ride on the horse.

Kyai Harsunaba Carriage is a daily transportation mode for Sri Sultan HB VI – VIII, purchased in 1870 and drawn by 4 horses.

Kyai Wimono Putro Carriage was purchased to royal prince coronation, it has wooden color, drawn by six horses, purchased by Sri Sultan HB VI in 1860.

Kyai Manik Retno Carriage is a 4 horses carriage, for Sultan and queen excursion, purchased by Sri SUltan HB IV in 1815, made in Holland.

Mondro Juwolo Carriage was used by Pangeran Diponegoro, it has been repainted. Made in Holland, drawn by 6 horses for transportation use.

Kanjeng Nyai Jimat Carriage was purchased from Holland in 1800s for royal even and coronation. There are only 2 units left the world, in Jogja and Portugal. This carriage is drawn by 8 horses.

Garudo Yeksa Carriage was made by Holland in 1861, bought in the period of Sri Sultan HB VI for cononation purpose, drawn by 8 horses that have same color and sex. This carriage is made of 18 carat with 20 kg  gold on the garuda logo. The crown is made of brass that resembles National Monument. It said that this carriage that inspired President Soekarno over the National Monument design. Sri Sultan HB I designed this carriage himself. If the carriage door opened, there will come out stairs automatically just like plane design. The coachman is one and this carriage is still used today.

Landower Wisman Carriage was purchased in 1901, when Sri SUltan HB VIII reigned. In 2003 a renovation was done. Utilized as transportation mode to visit people’s farms, drawn by 4 horses.

Landower Surabaya was ordered by Sri Sultan HB VII, but can be ridden in Sri Sultan HB VIII period, made in Switzerland, for visiting farmers in Surabaya.

Landower Carriage made in Holland, Sri Sultan HB VIII era in 1901, and drawn by 4 horses.

Kyai Noto Puro carriage is made in Holland, in the period of Sri Sultan HB VII, for battle function. It is a 4 horses carriage and has been renovated.

Other collections can be seen here are replica of Sultan’s saddle, Kyai Cekatha Saddle. The real saddle of Sultan is decorated with gold and diamonds. Few of the saddles are made of tiger leather.