Central Java, Ambarawa Railway Museum

Central Java, Ambarawa Railway Museum

Ambarawa-Railway-Museum

Ambarawa is famous nationwide by the credo Palagan Ambarawa. Small city that forgotten nowadays but became one of the important base camp of National heroes during Dutch occupancy in World War II. A small city in the junction of national road between Yogyakarta to Semarang and accessible to several small cities nearby like Salatiga, Magelang and Bandungan. Fifty km south of Semarang, Ambarawa has locomotives of various types and ages, and it is still possible to ride on a cog railway between Ambarawa and Bedono, a village nearby. Ambarawa Railway Museum 50 km south of Semarang, Ambarawa is the home of Java’s antique locomotives, housed in a museum. Prior arrangements should be made for groups. Also of interest are a collection of antique telephones and other instrument used for railway communication.
The museum was established in the 1970s primarily to preserve a wide selection of the steam locomotives, which were then coming to the end of their useful lives on the 3ft 6in (1067mm) gauge railways of the Indonesian State Railway (the Perusahaan Negara Kereta Api, PNKA). These are parked in the open air next to the original station, originally a transhipment point between the 4ft 8 in gauge branch from Kedungjati to the northeast and the 3ft 6in gauge line onward towards Yogyakarta via Magelang to the south. It is still possible to see that the two sides of the station were built to accommodate different size trains. Ambarawa lays some way above sea level and was an administrative centre for the Dutch colonialists. Now the provincial Government of Central Java is increasingly taking an interest from the point of view of its heritage significance and its potential as a tourist attraction. Non-Governmental bodies like the Semarang Heritage Society are also acting to assist and there is also an unofficial overseas group ‘The Friends of Ambarawa Railway Museum’.

Central Java, Getas Pejanten Cigarette Museum

Central Java, Getas Pejanten Cigarette Museum

Getas-Pejanten-Cigarette-Museum

THE KRETEK MUSEUM
The kretek museum lies in the village of getas pejanten 3 km from the centre of the city. There ara various form of cigarette cover being performed in this museum which were made in a traditional process starting from how to drain the tobacco leaves up to the making of cigarettes. This museum leaves us knowl edge in the tobacco making.

Central Java, Jepara The Kartini Dedication Room Museum

Central Java, Jepara The Kartini Dedication Room Museum

Jepara-The-Kartini-Dedication-Room-Museum

Located in Jepara town square. It exhibits late Kartini’s belonging such as letters, furnitur’s kitchen utensils, photos of herself and her family, etc. Kartini is a National Hero for the struggle of women’s emancipation in Indonesia during the 19 century against the traditional culture which compelled all women to be seeluded at home prior to marry.
To those who want to see where RA.Kartini lived in seclusion, you may visit the resident of the Jepara regent (Bupati of Jepara). RA kartini is the daughter of Adipati Ario Sosrodiningrat, the jepara Regent who ruled Jepara at the end of the 19 century.

Central Java, Kailasa Dieng Museum

Central Java, Kailasa Dieng Museum

Kailasa-Dieng-Museum

If you like religious objects, you should visit the Kailasa Dieng Museum. In this museum, you could trace the ancient Javanese Hindu civilization of the 7th and 8th centuries. The Kailasa Museum is situated in Gedung Arca Compound and belongs to the Central Java Conservation Agency in Dieng, Batur sub-district, Banjarnegara district, Central Java. Since it is situated within the Dieng area, you could also see a beautiful and cold environment because the Dieng highlands is not only famous for its ancient civilization but also its beautiful and natural scenery. Dieng was a volcano, which erupted and destroyed its peak. This highland was made of dead cauldrons which filled with water to become a lake. The lake dried and was used for Hindu religious activities. Historically, Dieng was a ritual site for Hindu followers. Up to the present, 22 ancient Javanese epigraphs tell about Dieng as a center for religious activities. Here, you will be astonished by temples near the Museum. Some say, the names of these temples were taken from the names of players in Mahabrata stories such as Arjuna, Bima, Setyaki, Gatot Kaca, Dwarawati, Sembadra, Kunti, and Srikandi. In addition to these temples, you could also find loose sculptures near the Dieng temple compound such as Arca Nandi ( a bull), a symbol of Siva and Mahaguru. When entering the museum, you will see Dieng’s antique sculptures. After that, you could climb steps to an information room where you could get as much information as possible, such as the history of Dieng highland and its temples. Several panels provide information about the life of local inhabitants in the highlands. Some panels also tell about their lifestyle and agriculture, and information about local Mosques and Mushallas, arts, and the Myth of Anak Bajang. Other panels provide more information about the Dieng highlands as a center for Hindu ritual activities and about its temples. Dieng is taken from the word “Di” which means mountain, and “Hyang” which means God. Thus, Dieng means a mountain where Gods live. The Kailasa Museum is taken from a epigraph. It means a holy mountain. This Museum was officially inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism, Jero Wacik, in 2008. It was built to provide information about the Dieng highlands.

Central Java, Magelang The Diponegoro Dedication Room Museum

Central Java, Magelang The Diponegoro Dedication Room Museum

Magelang-The-Diponegoro

Prince Diponegoro,a noble javanese hero,the son of King Hamengku Buwono III of thre Yokyakarta hadingrat Sultanate, was a charismatic leader of a bloody guerrilla war against The Dutch from 1825 to 1830.Several items of Prince Diponegoro’s belonging are also displayed such as his Write Robe,Cups and Teapot,a Rug,a Book of his hand writting,religious Texts,Table and Chairs used in the peace talk.
Located at the complex of the office of the Assistant to the Governor for the Kedu area at 1 Diponegoro Street, Magelang.

Central Java, Magelang Widayat Museum

Central Java, Magelang Widayat Museum

Magelang-Widayat-Museum

Haji Widayat Museum is a fine art museum that was set in a comprehensive building having gallery and art shop in 3000 m2 wide in a kind of 2 floor Art Deco architecture on a land of 7500 m2 in width. This museum lies on Letnan Tukiyat Street, Sawitan, Mungkid, Magelang on the 3 angle road, about 2 km before the Borobudur temple. Being a reflection of dream, obsession, and achievement of the painter Haji Widayat, this museum was officially opened for public on April 30th, 1994 by Minister of Education and Culture, Prof. Dr. Ing. Wardiman Djojonegoro. All rooms in this building are set so perfectly that will get enough light, without excessive lamps, get enough air circulation, and cool enough although without the help of air conditioner.
Haji Widayat Museum collects his own works and some painters at his age such as: Affandi, Bagong Kussudiardjo, Abdullah, Rusli, Sudarso, Kusnardi and But Mochtar. It also presents the works of young painters such as: Subroto, Aming prayitno, Sudarisman, Suwaji, Harjiman, Made Djirna, Ivan Sagito, Nasirun, Agus Burhan, etc.
On the first floor there are more than 127 works of Haji Widayat both paintings and statues ranging from 1 X 1 cm up to 450 X 500 cm in size produced in different years. On the second floor there are paintings, graffiti, and drawings in sketch from different artists with the total numbers are 138 pieces.
On the back yard of museum there are Park of Statues collecting outdoor sculptures of Haji Widayat’s works, unique and endanger plants, doves, Kate and Cemani chickens which are a part of Haji Widayat Museum’s collections.
Haji Widayat Gallery lies next to southern part of the main building in approximately 1300 m2 in size presenting paintings and sculptures for sale. There are also antique irons which made this gallery more interesting. This gallery is also used for temporary exhibition or workshop for it can display more than 50 – 60 paintings or graffiti and 25 – 30 sculptures and installation arts.
Haji Widayat Museum also has an Art Shop selling various art works.
This museum is open from 09.00 – 16.00. On Mondays it is close. Admission fee for a student is Rp. 2.500,- ; a general visitor is Rp. 5.000,- ; a foreigner visitor is Rp. 10.000,-

Central Java, Pekalongan Batik Museum

Central Java, Pekalongan Batik Museum

Pekalongan-Batik-Museum

In the former time it lies in the complex of ” Bintang Merdeka” Amusement Park. After the rearrangement of the city, the location of Batik museum moved to the Sub Government Offices Complex. It is built on an area of 510 sqm. With an architecture of the traditional “joglo” the Batik museum is in Majapahit street, Pekalongan City

Central Java, Purwokerto BRI (People’s Bank of Indonesia) Museum

Central Java, Purwokerto BRI (People’s Bank of Indonesia) Museum

Purwokerto-BRI

BRI Money Museum is the only banking museum in Indonesia that located in Purwokerto. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) or The Bank of Indonesian People for the first time built by Raden Aria Wirjaatmadja on 1895 called De Purwokertche Hulp en Spaarbank der Inlandche Bestuurs Ambtenaren.

Central java, Purworejo Tosan Aji Museum

Central java, Purworejo Tosan Aji Museum

Purworejo-Tosan-Aji-Museum

The establishment of the Tosan Aji Museum in Purworejo was based on the idea of Soepardjo Rustam ( former Governor of Central Java ) and Soerono ( coordinating minister of politics and safety ) to preserve Indonesian Culture. This museum was inaugurated for public at April 13 1987 by ismail, Governor of Central Java. This museum is located in the town of kutoarjo subdistrict, 12 km. To the west of Purworejo at 2 Diponegoro street. It has 1200 collections, consist of kerises, spears, swords, kujangs and cundrik, all of those are weapons


Central Java, Semarang Jamu Jago Museum

Central Java, Semarang Jamu Jago Museum

Semarang-Jamu-Jago-Museum

Meseum owning photos collection, traditional equipments and slid of making entertain at this past have is location in Setiabudi St. No.179 Srondol Semarang. This Museum founded by company Entertain Champion as center of information and promotion result of jamu. Meanwhile museum MURI collect note of and also champion extraordinary achievement owned by the Indonesia people, noted 142 data hit people with idiosyncrasy of like : heaviest, waist teramping, longest hair, and others. Here the visitor is not collected by a expense and opened on Monday – Friday from 08.00-16.00 WIB.