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“Trains & transport museum”

Hungarian Technical and Transportation Museum
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US$22.84*
and up
Budapest Card
Ranked #204 of 485 things to do in Budapest
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This place is temporarily closed due to renovation. Trace the history of Hungarian railways, shipping and the development of the modern car and motorcycle through scale models, interesting exhibits, films and lectures.
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We visited “Heros Square” first which is at the beginning of a lovely park and an pleasant walk through the park to get to the museum.

This is a large museum with lots to see, but as others have said before very little of the extensive information is in English which is a shame. There were other exhibits not directly associated with transport, showing old machinery and typical living quarters of years gone by.

There were also a couple of large model railways which were running, bound to will be of interest to fans and children. There is not a great deal of interaction with the exhibits so children may get bored easily though there were a couple of hand pulled carts in use upstairs giving children a ride.

A command module of the returning spaceship of first ever astronaut is on display with life size figure of the first astronaut Bertalan Farkas ( 26th May-3rd June 1980 ). Amazing how small it is, a wonder it made the flight safely.

All in all a pleasant way to pass a couple of hours. Oh by the way unlike some other museums a “photo pass” is not needed.

Thank andybodiam
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

This is a large museum with lots to see, but unfortunately very little of the extensive information is in English - particularly on the upper floors. It would have been nice if it had been a little more hands-on - although you could go inside one of the trains and try out a 'monorail' there was not much else you could interact with. Curiously there were some exhibits upstairs that seemed to have nothing to do with transport, such as cameras and telephone. Perhaps if the information had been in English we might have understood why. The large model railways will be of interest to fans.

Overall an OK way to pass an hour or two but not worth going out of your way to see unless you're interested enough to put up with the lack of English!

Thank harpalarp
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Reviewed 12 March 2015

Going on World Women's Day the museums have special prices for women. This was obviously a treat most men were happy to take their women to! It's a wonderful museum. Well kept, interesting exhibits and a small café. A lovely walk through the park to get there.

Thank JED121013
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Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

When you visit an another country it's not your first idea to visit a transport museum however I found it pretty interesting so we decided to give it a try. It looks a bit abandoned from the outside however this should not put you down, they have an extensive and interesting collection they transport lovers must see. Also the ticket is unbelievably cheap something like 500 or 800ft (2£). The staff is very kind as well, so I recommend to visit it.

1  Thank Adam G
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Having read so many negative reviews on here, I was in two minds whether to go. I'm so glad I did. Fascinating place! One floor devoted to trains, of the old fashioned variety and you can even go into the carriages. Then we have old fashioned horse-drawn carriages, an upper floor devoted to ships and a room full of cars going through the ages from about 1916 to present day. Also an incredible Collection of motor-cycles following a similar era. The staff I found to be most pleasant and helpful.I've seen some other reviews regarding the staff but speak as you find. Some other reviews I find hard to understand though. One thought they were going to a Classic car Collection (there is actually a brilliant one on the outskirts) but it's a transport museum, they can't fit everything in. Lack of English. Well unless you are train buff (then you probably know them anyway) does it matter to the uninitiated? Just look and admire them. On a discount it cost me about £2. Great place, great Price.

2  Thank PeterDane
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