Ambarawa is small town and lies at the south part of Semarang city, Central Java. This 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 is located on the slope of Mount Telomoyo and it is about 2.5 hours driving from Yogyakarta.
Compared with other museums, the railway building is kept pretty much collection of locos and they seriously in rental loco only for commercial only and still operate. Old steam train is no longer able to operate and there are some workshops in 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 old wall clock, which is still good and kept at the museum walls.
Right now, there are 2 Locos machines still used to serve traveler who want to feel how nice traveling with old train. The steam train had been used at Dutch Colonial in the past time. Enjoy in unique old steam train drive on the hill with fresh air. The old steam train starts from Ambarawa train station to Bedono village, which is about 20 kilometer long and it could be done in 2 hours return trip.