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Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)

Address: Tatai ut 95, Budapest 1142, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 (1) 450 1497
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Ranked #47 of 228 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It goes without saying that an interest in railways is going to enhance your enjoyment of the visit but if you have that prerequisite this is a must see if you're in Budapest. Great collection of steam locos and rolling stock. Also, if you have young children it is worth a visit.

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Isle of Man
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A large, open air museum of steam railway transport. Contains approx 100 steam locomotives from Hungary and Soviet origin from 1860s to recent years. Also an indoor exhibition. Good cafe, snack bar on site. Miniature railway. Lots of railway artefacts. All centred in former railway food yard and steam depot around two locomotive round-houses. Will take a good 3 hours... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Held at the Hungarian Railway Museum, this special September weekend event features steam train competitions. Train crews race others to pick up packages, logs, put out fires, and rescue damsels in distress to the cheers of local crowds. Enjoyable for all ages. (Miniature train rides, turntable rides, and handcar rides also available.)

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Whickham Tyne and Wear
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43 reviews 43 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This museum got a short but favourable review in Berlitz Budapest but for anyone interested in railways this place is a must visit. The museum is situated in the old railway sheds servicing Nyugati Station and is laid out like a park . There are about 40 old locomotives and a lot of other stock including a 1910 carriage similar... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is not a typical museum in that we enjoyed looking at the trains but all of the explanation was in Hungarian. Of course both our 3 and 10 year old were interested in riding the small steam and diesel train as well as big diesel locomotive. It is a nice 2 hour break for the whole family. But it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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74 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Husband expressed a wish to visit here whilst in Budapest, and had worked out how to get to it, but unfortunately the train line that should have taken us there was not running due to engineering work, so we had to go by tram. I hadn't expected the place to be in a park - I am more used to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Somewhat away from the centre of Budapest and may be difficult to find unless you have done your homework. We got there and back in a hotel car with an English speaking driver so we had no problems. Cost was around $A15 each way (~3000 florints). There is heaps to see for anyone interested in railways and children seemed to... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A must for steam engine buffs. Great place to spend a half day or even longer. Get up and personal with these marvelous machines.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Getting there: the advertised historic diesel did not run from Nyugati Station when we were there, even though it was an advertised 'steam special' weekend. So we crossed to Keleti Stn and got the bus. Buses 30/30A go to the Park -- 30 is a slightly classier bendy-bus.. As pleasant would be to take Metro Line 1, and pick up... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We enjoyed our visit and the museum is very well laid out. Only thing that would improve it is to have the locomotive information in English as well as Hungarian! Took 50+ photos as there were lots of interesting exhibits ( including a brand new train which hadn't entered service!) Getting to Vasuttorteneti Park can be a bit of a... More

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