The Yogyakarta Sultan Palace (Kraton) is situated in the middle of the city center. The palace was founded by Sultan Hamengkubuwono I in 1755. Part of the palace complex is a museum that holds various collections belonging to the sultanate, such as a replica of the palace and various kinds of gamelan (musical instruments).
Also at the Sultan Palace is the Coach Museum of the Palace, the Sultan's Palace Museum and the Batik Museum.
In addition to various cultural and architectural objects you can see performances of musicians, macapat (poets), wayang kulit (shadow puppets) wayang orang (shadow puppets with actual people) always performed at about 10:00 to 12:00 at the ward Sri Manganti.
Many public transportation can be used to go to the Sultan Palace since it is situated in the middle of downtown. The Sultan Palace is at the end of the Malioboro road and from the tourist area at Jl. Sosrowijayan it is doable to walk or you cycle or take a becak.
Fees for public buses is only Rp 3,000 per person.
The museum is open every day except when there are traditional ceremonies. Opening hours start at 08:30 to 14:00 except Fridays when it is open until 13.00.
To enter the Museum Kraton you just pay an entrance fee of Rp 5,000 and Rp 1,000 for the camera.