Transport Museum of Budapest

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Transport Museum of Budapest main entrance
Transport Museum of Budapest

The Közlekedési Múzeum or Transport Museum of Budapest is one of Europe’s oldest transportation collections.

It is a must for railway connoisseurs and amateurs. This museum has a unique collection of locomotives and wagons 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-techniques are demonstrated.

The history of town traffic shows the public traffic in Buda and Pest before the appearance of trams and buses. The Omnibusz and the first trams in Budapest.

Visitor information[edit]

  • Address: 11 Városliget körút, XIV Budapest

Southeastern corner of City Park

Coordinates: 47°30′51.13″N 19°5′29.99″E / 47.5142028°N 19.0916639°E / 47.5142028; 19.0916639

  • 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: 1000 Ft

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