The most historical place stored in Ambarawa is the Railway Museum. This museum had a lot of train completeness ever victorious in his day. The museum is also claimed to be the only museum in the world with many of steam locomotives collection, and still able to climb the mountain. In colonial times, All the train in this station is used as a means of public transport to serve passengers and agricultural products around the site.

To traverse the hilly area, in the middle of the railway there is a special metal plate according to make it easier while climbing the hill. Ambarawa Railway Museum has a collection of 21 major steam locomotive. Some of them, have a high historical value, the C28 locomotive German factory-made, was helping the fugitive of President Sukarno from Jakarta to Yogyakarta in 1946. While the locomotive D5106 had served in Hedjaz Railway and transport paths of pilgrims as well as the Turkish army logistics.

The famous one of the steam locomotive number B 2502 and B 2503 made in Maschinenfabrik Esslingen are still able to conduct business as a tourist railway today. Toothed steam train is unique and is one of three remaining rural steam locomotive in the world. Two of them were in Switzerland and India. In addition to the unique collection, you can still see the different types of steam locomotives, strating from types B, C, and D with most major types of CC (CC 5029, Schweizerische Lokomotiv und Maschinenfabrik) in front of the Museum .