Hungarian Electrotechnical Museum

Hungarian Electrotechnical Museum

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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
How to get there
  • Astoria • 6 min walk
  • Opera • 8 min walk
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bradenk415
Houston, TX36 contributions
Dec 2019
I don't think that I've ever had as much fun at a museum as I did at this one.

We stumbled upon it, sort of on accident, and it took us about 15 minutes to figure out how to buy tickets and get in, but once we were, it was pretty magical.

This place seems to be mostly set up for local schools to come to, but boy-oh-boy did we have fun. Among the staff, there was maybe 2 people who spoke a little bit of English, but they went all-out to make sure that we enjoyed ourselves.

This was to the extent that as we were leaving, outside of the museum, one of the staffers chased us down to alert us that we had missed a room full of really cool stuff on one side of the museum.

They had lots of old appliances and some very fun electrical gizmos and gadgets that you can play with. I could've watched for hours. Made for great Instagram posts, if you're into that kind of thing. I think if we had kids they would've been mesmerized as well.

I give this place 10 stars. 20 stars. 100 stars. Don't be intimidated, just walk in and be curious and they'll show you the world.
Written November 23, 2020
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Laurylau-p
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,075 contributions
Jan 2020
A medium / small museum with many electronic objects from a few years ago.
Interested and economic museum.
Written December 27, 2020
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2wiseib
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
A well set out and well displayed selection of electrical historic equipment. No English signage which was a shame but the local curator walked around with me pushing buttons and twisting knobs on the various interactive displays. Appealing to engineers and technical people (might be best to leave your non tech partner in the coffee shop)
Written May 26, 2017
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Sjuul v
4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Cock tails were good but the best, but what ever. Enjoyed the fresh air. Loved the trees. Chairs looked nice, didn’t sit In them but looked attractive. Bargirl had amazing (.)(.) Me and my bf still like it.
Written August 8, 2019
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Chasingclouds
London140 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
The stars of this museum are the staff and the building. Nothing in English although there is a very small bit in one of the rooms. It has a couple of Van de Graff generators the one in a side corridor is pretty awesome. There are a few interactive displays spinning electro magnets and coils etc that are supposed to switch on lights or fluorecent tubes. The ones that worked are so charming and pretty and one tube is a noisy beast next to the large VdeG that makes you wonder if it will go pop, The exhibits are nice but the best was the lovely ladies who try and show you round and explain things in a bit of english. The museum is part of the Transport Museum (which has been closed) and their management and repair budget is under review so some of the stuff didn't work, The ladies however are a real credit to the place and lovely people and I hope they keep them employed.The other star is the building itself tucked away in a side road off of Dob ucta it is wonderful peice of genuine 1930's arcitecture (an old electricity generating building for the university). The stairwell is a gem from the tiling on the wall to thedoors,metai banisters and rooms, From pushing the buzzer to be let in to the 1st Floor through the handwritten receipt and the exhibits in their little alcoves, tables and chairs and demonstrations (which made the hungarian child and his mother happy and curious when I was there) and not least of all the two lady stalwarts who look after the place I loved it and its genuine shabby olde world chicness.
Written January 31, 2018
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Olga
22 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
It is indeed off the track - in the city centre, but definitely it is not a popular location. You need to ring a bell to get in if the lady in the information booth is not there. For 400 HUF (students) you get plenty of old machinery and inventions like transformators, motors, Tesla's egg, energy generators. The staff is lovely and helpful although they speak very few English. There is printed information in English available.
If you love science as an engineer, scientist or just a passionate, you will definitely enjoy and appreciate this place. You have a high chance of visiting it with almost no crowd inside - for me it was an advantage, we had the museum almost exclusively for ourselves and the Guide Lady could show us everything we wanted in person. The visit is 1-1,5h approx. Bonus: Zsolnay tiles from around 50s on the staircase!
Written March 16, 2019
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Scots-not-Scotch
Southbury, CT239 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
It's an odd little museum that appeals to specialized interests. And it's fun and it's good.
There are many static displays (pun intended) of century old electrical gear. Plus there are operable set ups of generators, meters, and circuits. The museum conducts demonstrations for school visitors. Very nice people. I think designers, architects, engineers, and kids will enjoy it.
Written May 1, 2018
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EszterAr
Catarroja, Spain54 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
I mean this museum is not one of the popular ones in Budapest. In spite of this it was definitely worth to visit with our four-year-old. You can try many if the old machines, devices and experiments. Don’t expect a modern interactive museum for kids, it is an old-fashioned small place. About 3 EUR/ person and we spent there about an hour looking at generators, engines, phones, etc..
Written March 20, 2018
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX519 contributions
Nov 2022
Technically I should not be reviewing this place because when I went by the Muzeum, it was closed. I couldn't find any information about the opening current opening hours.... Very frustrating!
Written November 12, 2022
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Natalia Ferenstein
Tel Aviv, Israel6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Very limited and i think theres no heating:) bunch of old stuff without any explanation so if youre not into such stuff it would be a waste of time
Written October 28, 2022
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