Radya Pustaka Museum located in Sriwedari Park and it is one of the old museum in Indonesia. Founded by KRA Sosrodiningrat IV to IX Pakubuwono reign. At the first time being in one room at Kepatihan palace on October 28’ 1890 and on January 1’ 1913 was moved to a new building which located at Jalan Slamet Riyadi. The museum hall was formerly the residence of Johannes Busselaar, a Dutch citizen, was subsequently purchased by His Majesty Sri Pakubowono to be the location in new museum.
Radya Pustaka museum is not under the auspices of the Department of Antiquities or Government Tourism Office but the status of foundation called Yayasan Paheman Radya Pustaka Surakarta established in 1951. A prominent humanist named Go Tik Swan, also known as KRT. Hardjonagoro, and he is a creator of the archipelago motif and has contributed greatly development of museum.
There are so many historical objects collection in Radya Pustaka Museum, which serves to provide valuable information, even though the case had tarnished statue theft. Surely, this is a special note for the manager. Before entering into the building, there is a statue of famous poets, namely Tarso. Inside there is a sculpture Torso Sosrodiningrat VI, founder of Radya Museum Library. Some of the museum's collection of objects is a gift from the guests of the state, such as some porcelain gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to Sri Paku Buwana to IV. Museum Radya Pustaka can be an option for those of who wants to see Solo in the past time.