Hungarian Technical and Transportation Museum
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The Magyar Műszaki és Közlekedési Múzeum ("Hungarian Technical and Transportation Museum"), still often referred to with its former name, Közlekedési Múzeum ("Transportation Museum"), is a museum in Budapest, Hungary. It is one of Europe’s oldest transportation collections.
The museum has a unique collection of locomotives and railway cars on a 1:5 scale. This means that a locomotive of, for example, 10 m length is reproduced with all details in a 2 m length model. The models represent a wide range of railway technology. The museum shows also a locomotive and wagon in real size with a railway station of the 1900s.
In other parts of the museum are shown:
- The history of road traffic: horse-drawn and machine-driven vehicles, road and bridge building with a collection of old cars, motorcycles and bicycles.
- The history of sailing. Sailing from the prehistoric ages; the history of Hungarian boat manufacturing, showed by models.
- On a location deeper in the park there is a permanent exhibition about the history of flight and space flight, including original Hungarian and foreign airplanes, including a Junkers F-13, the first all-metal transport aircraft. It also has the cabin of the first Hungarian astronaut, Bertalan Farkas. The development of engines and instruments and modern rocket engineering techniques are demonstrated.
- Address: 11 Városliget körút, XIV Budapest
Southeastern corner of City Park
- Open from 1 November to 28 March:
- On weekdays (except Monday): 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- On Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- From 29 March to 31 October:
- On weekdays (except Monday): 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- On Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Entrance fee: 1600 Ft
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