Hungarian Technical and Transportation Museum

Hungarian Technical and Transportation Museum

Hungarian Technical and Transportation Museum
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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.
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Neighborhood: Zugló
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  • Széchenyi fürdő • 5 min walk
  • Mexikói út • 7 min walk
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Very good
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Terrible
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mcmonScotland
Girvan, UK843 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
The transport museum is closed for major renovations and isn't supposed to be open until 2019. It will be located at the eastern edge of Vidal park.
Written February 22, 2017
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PeterDane
Denmark329 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
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.
Written February 22, 2015
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eattravelrepeat
Aarau, Switzerland76 contributions
The ground floor had some English translations published next to the Hungarian signs but the rest wasn't which made it hard to appreciate what were on display.

I liked their variety. Trains, scooters, boats, bridges, and bicycles were particularly interesting.

I hope they work towards providing more translations for international visitors.
Written May 29, 2014
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HawkFamily2001
Provo, UT16 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
The website says that this museum, along with several other science and technology museums will be closed until 2018. The children were very disappointed. Some of the exhibits have been moved to other locations in the country.
Written July 9, 2016
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DazHarkz
3 contributions
Jan 2015
Argh, where to start..

Ok; bit of an intro. My girlfriend and I decided to visit this museum a few days ago (Jan 2015) and... to anyones standard, enthusiast or not, it's terrible. Being a massive fan of classic cars my girlfriend thought, ah! TRANSPORT museum! See some historic cars and some trains etc. he'll like that!

First stop was the trains. These were amazing. The trains are in great condition and restored beautifully. You can even sit in a vintage carriage! Awesome. All down hill from here i'm afraid...

Past this point, it's very boring. Has a whole section for houses in the ye' old days. WHY!? Why is there vintage vacuum cleaners, furniture and dummies having dinner in mock-houses? "In the 1830s; people used to cook cabbages in these pots whilst the children helped prepare the potatoes..." Sorry; WHAT!? Where am i? Yes, there is Chinese oriental furniture exhibition, i kid you not..

Upstairs has some interesting engineering. I was drawn straight to a big ol' differential from some old truck. Was cut open to expose the ring gears, GREAT! Within about 20 seconds of explaining to my gf how it works, a lone female member of staff comes shuffling over; "NO HANDS! No HANDS!!.. No No". Bare in mind, i did not touch it at all. Hands were close but, no contact at all. I explained to her, "Yes, okay.. No problem i won't". This rude women FOLLOWED us around the whole section constantly warning us; "No hands!". After my gf pointed (yes.. 1m gap between her finger and the wheel of an old bicycle) and this women shouting at her; "No!..." I was at boiling point! Absolutely furious! Museum was EMPTY (only me and gf in whole place) and was followed around like a bad smell.

Went down stairs to escape this horrid staff member and found a hand crank-able piston system. Spin the wheel and watch the movement. In about 4 diff languages it read clearly "try it!" So.... YES I WILL! Looks fun!. Annnnnd was told off by another member of staff "Only look! No hands! No hands!" Arghhhh!!!! Ready to leave now and not a car in sight!!

On way out in a huff and spot the CARS! Awww yes, Bingo! If you do visit, let me give you an idea of what treats you're in for as a car lover. Ok, you walk in and you spot an original blue Ford Model T. Hmmm lovely, you turn 90 degreees annnnnd... A '99 Audi TT. Hmmm. Ok, you spot an old coach-build Peugeot older than jesus annnnnd, your eyes drawn to the '96 Vauxhall Astra. Sod this. It's like a vintage car shipments fallen off a ship ontop of a Tesco carpark. Yes, FALLEN, the cars are very poorly cared for. Very old 6ltr Soviet limo sits proud apart from her steering wheel is broken off and bits of it are left on the drivers seat, the paintworks been keyed and polished with wire wool (not exaggerating) and the tyres are absolutely perished, hanging off the rims. Poor old girl :-( all cars are dirty, tyres are wrecked, just... Aweful.

In conclusion; Cheap to enter. Amazing trains although, strangely alot of models :-/ staff are horrendous and bored so harass you. Place has MORE staff than customers. Staff have little to no linguistic skills (we speak English, German and Russian fluently between us and we could not communicate). Exhibitions are WAY out of context. Poor poor vintage cars are trashed. Honestly..... Don't visit. Terrible.

Cool black train on display for free at the front. Makes for a great photo.
Written January 12, 2015
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Daniel L
London, UK37 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
Boring. Staff are rude. Expensive. There is absolutely nothing interesting in this museum. Not reccomended at all.
Written October 23, 2013
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zorroz1969
Novi Sad, Serbia3 contributions
May 2013 • Family
We came with our 4-year old boy, hoping this is a good idea. BUT, after they took our money for the ticket, the staff told us, we can not enter in the museum with our backpacks. My husband tried to explain that he is a photographer and his equipment worth several thousand dollars, beside that there were our passports, documents, credit cards, significant amount of money, keys, etc. They did not wont to bother with us, saying this was our problem, and even they refuse to refund our money. My question is: When they saw us with the backpacks why they did not say us firstly the rules about entering, before taking money?! Hugh disappointment. They completely ruined our visit. It seems that communism still rules in Hungary.
Written May 25, 2013
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JCom_Oslo
Oslo, Norway131 contributions
Oct 2012 • Solo
Having read on the museum's Internet site the week before arrival that the aircraft department of the museum only was open on Fridays and Saturdays I came to the museum Friday 5. October 2012 only to find the aircraft department closed from 1. October due to "technical reasons". This without any previous information. I had come from Norway only to see the aircraft. Guess I was pissed! I thought the commys had left Budapest many years ago.
Written October 13, 2012
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Michael R
Tonbridge, Kent14 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Took taxi to museum to find it closed very disappointing as it would appear to have been closed for some time and I could find no evidence as to when it would reopen.
Written September 29, 2016
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ristomajuri
Helsinki, Finland77 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
There is a lot to see, especially the trains and railways of Hungary are well presented. There are also other exhibitions, and a small car museum concentrated on cars manufactured in Hungary or otherwise significant to the country.

More information could be in English, now there was a a lot of info only in Hungarian.

Ticket prices were ridiculously low, like €2-3.
Written July 30, 2015
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