Fodor's Expert Review Ambarawa Railway Museum


When Java's railroads were about to retire some of the island's classic engines in the early 1970s, a group of train enthusiasts created this public education center. Housed in the original Ambarawa train station, a main train-shipping point along the tracks from Kedungjati to Yogyakarta, the museum is surrounded by 21 Dutch, German, and Swiss locomotives built between 1891 and 1928. Inside, exhibits include antique bells, signaling equipment, old telephones, and a Morse Code machine. Groups can charter a train for an 18-km (11-mile) round-trip journey to Bedono.

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Jalan Stasiun 1
Ambarawa, Central Java  Indonesia


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 5,000 IDR, Daily 8–5

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