De Tjolomadoe museum was a sugar factory during the golden days; built in Karanganyar area in Surakarta in the year of 1861 by Mangkunegaran IV.
Mangkunegaran IV is the 4th ruler of Mangkunegaran; a small Javanese princely state located within the region of Surakarta, middle Java, Indonesia. Mangkunegaran was established in 1757 by Raden Mas Said, when he submitted his army to Pakubuwono III and swore allegiance to the rulers of Surakarta and the Dutch East Indies Company. He was given an appanage (grant of an estate, title, office, or other thing of value) of 4000 households. Raden Mas Said became the ruler of a part of Eastern Mataram*. The palace is located in the center of the city of Surakarta and know as Pura Mangkunegaran.