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“Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)” 4 of 5 stars
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Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)
Tatai ut 95, Budapest 1142, Hungary
+36 (1) 450 1497
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Ranked #45 of 230 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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“Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)”
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 the bus from Dosza Gyorgy ut, by the Fine Art Museum. Get off at Rokolya Utyca, and walk down to the end, turn left, and the Park is up on your right.
The Park has a large number of static locos, and long sidings worth of rolling stock, enough for the addict; in general though it is very child friendly, and there were lots for them to do. There were three locos in steam when we were there, offering cab rides of a few hundred metres, and back, for 2000 Forints (about £6). There's a good garden railway. Most of it seems to be run by MAV staff, very friendly, but not much English was spoken. OK in the cafe! It could do with a guidebook for the loco stock etc, but I didn't see one in Hungarian either. Its a nice friendly set-up, and well worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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“Excellent Museuem and helpful staff”
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 challenge as you have to look for the correct stop on the 30/30A bus route, which we caught from the Terminus of the 'Blue' metro line M3 at Ujpest - Kozpont. You can also catch the less frequent bus 120.

The railway museum staff were very helpful in giving us accurate information to get to the BKV URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT MUSEUM at SZENTENDRE, which also well worth a visit. You need to buy supplementary rail tickets to get there if you have a Budapest Travel pass as it is outside the city zone ( again all explained by the railway museum staff.)

Visited May 2014
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“Lover of all trains: Enjoy it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A nice collection of all locos, trains, models, and everything around. Occasionally even "live" presentation.
Please check, if you can take an old steamer from the Western Railyway Station there (10 minutes trip).

Visited May 2014
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“A hidden gem for railway fans!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

This place came up on the Trip Advisor app as a nearby museum when we were up by heroes sq, and a short trip on bus 30A to the suburbs. It's in a slightly run-down area, but don't let that put you off, I think most of Budapest's suburbs are a tad run-down.

It's a real find and like the other reviewers have said it has an amazing collection of engines and cars, including some huge old steam engines that epitomise the Eastern European/Russian period.

Along with the old engines are some early diesel and electric units and various track maintenance equipment and machines. Plus if you are into them, some good model railway exhibitions.

There's a good little cafe that serves a small selection of food of the style you'd expect for such a place, but it's surprisingly tasty and cheap.

A big plus is that is not too busy as it's quite a specialised museum and out of the city centre.

Only minor criticism is that there's not many English descriptions of exhibits, but it's not a big problem.

Allow a min of 2 hours to do it justice. Thoroughly recommended!

Visited May 2014
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“Boys paradise! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Will also entertain dad! Lots of old steam locomotives. Also some kiddy rides including miniature steam train you can ride.

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