Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)

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Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)

Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)
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Christos A
Nicosia, Cyprus16 contributions
Fun for everybody!
Sep 2019
Excellent and fun place to spend some hours with your children. Fun for grown ups as well. Must visit if you have young children
Written October 23, 2019
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Peter H
London, UK41 contributions
HIdden gem
Sep 2019
The extensive collection of Hungarian rolling stock is a little out of the centre and can be a daunting prospect to visit. Fear not we went by bus and came back by tram with no problems. Those with inter-rail passes half entry at half price. Fascinating collection of locomotives and rolling stock. Sadly too much is outside and beginning to show wear and tear as a result. There is an excellent café serving good basic dishes. Filming was taking place during our visit. Recommend the Museum for anyone with an interest in trains.
Written October 4, 2019
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Cosmopolitan800580
United Kingdom100 contributions
Massive Railway Museum
Sep 2019
Although a bit off the beaten track, except on those Saturdays when special trains run to the station adjacent to the museum the site is easily reached by either tram or bus and a short walk. Apart from many tracks with carriages, waggons, diesel and electric locomotives there are two round houses with steam locos lined up outside one and a range of locos and other vehicles at the other. Inside one is a fine model of Budapest's Keilti Station and some display boards about how freight carried by rail is more environmentally friendly that using a fleet or lorries.

There is a small shop and snack bar and a restaurant serving meals. We had a perfectly acceptable Wiener Schnitzel with chips and apple juice.

If you are interested in railways, allow at least half a day even if nothing special is taking place on the day or your visit. We chanced on some period costume drama filming that was fun to watch.
Written October 2, 2019
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JohnSaintJim
Northamptonshire, UK73 contributions
Very interesting with more potential.
Sep 2019 • Solo
There are many interesting exhibits. The garden railway is a 148mm gauge line of over 800 metres in length. There are clearly more garden locomotives in the shed.
The main exhibits are a wide range of locomotives and rolling stock. I'm not knowledgeable about Hungarian railways but the range and age of the exhibits is fascinating. The two big multi-road turntables are interesting in themselves.
Only 4 stars because they need more money and volunteers to keep the exhibits in good condition. It's a big task and I wish them well.
By the way, Google didn't show the best public transport route. If you like railways, I bet you like trams. I would take tram 41 from the Westend terminus near Nyugati Station and get off at the stop nearest the museum. It's still a walk but not as far as the Google route.
Written September 24, 2019
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TruFriend
Dresden, Germany151 contributions
Lots to see and do.
Sep 2019 • Solo
Was fortunate to reach while a locomotive meeting was going on. Liked the Russian Tchaika car on rail plus the NOHAB diesel locomotive to see from inside. Staff very friendly and something to go there as steam engine enthusiast or as family day out. Best you reach by train from the famous Nyugati Pályaudvar Station to Vasutmuzeum.
Written September 8, 2019
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Katidando
Port Chester, NY7 contributions
Awesome place
Aug 2019
Awesome place, old trains and a ride along one as well. My 5 year old loves it, even as an adult I’m amazed by some of the old steam machines. They have a decent restaurant with some lunch options and ice cream which is a plus. I would recommend visiting this museum. The only reason I gave 4 stars and not 5, because (well it’s understandable) its a bit off path and takes some effort to get to.
Written August 17, 2019
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Anamaria D
197 contributions
Fun for kids
Jun 2019 • Family
If your child loves trains at least a little bit, they will love this place. The best part is the ride on the mini-train. It gives a tour of almost the entire museum grounds and you pass through miniature tunnels and miniature bridges that make sounds just like a real one. You can see a real train "garage", as kids call it, and ride on the turntable every hour. There is also a lovely playground in the shade if they get tired. The pond with lilies is really beautiful too, I have never seen so many colors of lilies in the same place. But don't pay for the model railway experience. All the kids get to do is push a button to start and stop a train for 5 minutes and, besides the fact that the wagon turns into a sauna, the model railway is a joke compared to what they can see at Miniversum. What was also a bit disappointing was the fact that besides the locomotives on the turntable and a train in the covered "garage", no other train was open for visiting inside. Also, besides the cashier lady who spoke a bit of English, the personnel there doesn't really speak English. Still, it is a nice place to visit with kids.
Written July 3, 2019
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Peter In Lewes
Lewes, UK460 contributions
Extensive collection in need of TLC
Jun 2019 • Solo
I always aim to visit Railway Museums when travelling and this one certainly didn't disappoint.

An extensive collection of steam, diesel and electric locomotives and railcars as well as passenger carriages and freight wagons.

You can wander virtually anywhere and even climb into some of the steam locomotive cabs.

As a lot of the exhibits are stored in the open there are signs of deterioration in paintwork and see one especially seem to be in need of some TLC although with such an extensive collection it is likely proving difficult. It is important that these exhibits haven't gone for scrap and will be cared for as best as possible.

Unfortunately all the descriptive notices are only in Hungarian with some having the odd one line of English description.

Miniature train giving rides around a track and some people experienced being on a moving turntable.

Well worth the effort in catching the bus from Heroes Square with a short walk to museum after leaving bus. Took me around 20 minutes, with the help of Apple (Google) maps.
Written June 19, 2019
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geoffers99
Leeds, UK7 contributions
Bad experience
Nov 2018 • Solo
I went to alot of trouble to visit museum hiring taxi at some cost. Found it was closed asked if I could have quick look round explaining I was from England staff member very rude and unhelpful asked how to get back to Budapest didn't want to know.There is a right way of doing things and a wrong way and sorry hope you don't get treated this way if you visit any railway places in England
Written November 22, 2018
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Gary H
Budapest, Hungary226 contributions
I Missed the Train.//
Nov 2018
Being an avid steam buff I make it my business to visit vintage railway/transport museums when visiting countries that my travels take me. My passion is in particular directed towards steam locomotives and vintage railway carriages. Australia,the country of my birth,in particular the State of Victoria, has a number of groups and society's all of which are primarily volunteered based, that have ensured over a number of decades, the preservation and restoration of steam and vintage railway rolling stock and "other" railway infrastructure from a past bygone era. Those who have the passion and interest that I do, if you travel to "the land down under" that being Australia, in particular, Melbourne in the State of Victoria, you will be pleasantly surprised and pleased with the quality and standards,which include static or working steam and coaching stock plus diesel locomotives from these preservation groups that I make reference to. Regrettably, my visit to the Hungarian Railway Museum "ran out of steam" due to the incorrect advertisement of it in fact being open when it is closed from beginning November through to April. I was permitted to proceed just pass the main entrance area and my visualisation of the vast size of the Hungarian Railway Museum is maintained to high standards for visitor comfort and enjoyment, which will make my return in April 2019 one of excitement and pleasure. Transport to this museum is quite straight forward taking Bus 30 from the main bus terminal, that operates on the right side of Keleti Railway Station if you are standing front center appreciating its grand and impressive architecture. Keleti Railway Station is serviced by excellent public transport services being metro,bus and trolley car services and is "user friendly" for those who have disabilities or need of mobility aids eg. a wheelchair. Keleti Railway Station, is one of the four major railway stations in this majestic and fascinating city of Budapest and is quite often referred to as "eastern" railway station as it predominantly services the eastern area/region of Hungary and beyond. The bus 30 trip time is approx. 20 to 25 mins from Keleti Railway Station.I recommend an internal visit to this grand building railway station which is inspiring from an architectural perspective from a past railway dominated era. Bus 30 drops you off some 300 mitres from the main entrance to the Hungarian Railway Museum not requiring you to cross a major road etc on your walk to the main entrance. It is a "flat track" no undulating gradient's, all the way to its entrance and the sighting of what was the main water tower for the need of steam locomotives, used back in the time when this site was the main steam and railway stabling and servicing facility in Budapest,Hungary, massive and impressive in height and size, you have all but arrived at the museum main entrance which is clearly visible seen as is the car parking facilities attached to the museum main entrance. Enjoy your visit and "let off " a bit of steam in what I was able to see is a place that will be worth visiting hopefully if the timetable is right in April 2019.
Written November 16, 2018
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