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 aircraft, 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 Városligeti körút, XIV Budapest
Southeastern corner of City Park
The Museum is temporarily closed due to reconstruction. After rebuilding, a completely new building will be erected for the renewed collection. For further information, please visit http://kozlekedesimuzeum.hu/
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