Ambarawa is small town lies at the south part of Semarang capital city of Central Java. The little town has railway museum, which was built in 1873, at the time of Prince William I period. The museum has several rooms such as: office room, passenger waiting room, old loco collection and some gardens. Ambarawa Railway Museum located on the slope of Mount Telomoyo, about 2.5 hours driving toward the north from Yogyakarta.
Compared with other museums, the railway building is kept pretty much a collection of locos that have seriously damaged the rental loco only for commercial only and still operate. Old steam train key is not able to operate any longer and there are some workshops around the museum.
However, Ambarawa stations looks nice and clean like other old train museum. Thoroughness of system works on steam train, especially in the days of Dutch Colonial is very noteworthy. There is an old wall clock, which is still good and kept at the museum walls.
Right now, there are two Loco machines still used to serve travelers who want to feel how nice traveling with old train that had been used at past time. Enjoy in unique old steam train on the hill top with fresh air starts from Ambarawa train station to Bedono village, which is about 20 kilometer away and can be done in 2 hours return trip.