Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)

Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)

Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park)
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JohnSaintJim
Northamptonshire, UK66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Kabur15
Budapest, Hungary21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
On the website it says that you can get a Honorary Engine Driver Diploma and drive a steam engine, this didn't happen for us, the staff said that it wasn't true but other than that it was very good, a bit out of the way but nearly everything is interactive.
Written October 28, 2017
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geoffers99
Leeds, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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471DJB
Derby, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
We went to the museum as it was close to where we were staying and we had some time to kill on our last day. I'm not a massive train buff but even so it was very interesting and you could climb aboard a lot of the trains and carriages. You can also drive an engine for an additional charge.
Written November 1, 2017
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Kate B
Port Dover, Canada65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Found out about this out-of-the-way attraction in a magazine in our hotel lobby. I got the location and direction from the website and we had no problem getting there - take the blue subway to the end of the line; take the 30 or 30A bus to the stop they mention, then walk 2 blocks east. We wrote down the Hungarian name of the museum on a piece of paper and locals were happy to steer us in the right direction. One of the workers told us there are about 250 pieces of railway stock here, not all refinished yet so much has that it makes for a very worthwhile visit. Some of the storyboards were in English so that helped. We were in awe of the large roundhouse and the number of well-preserved steam engines dating from 1882.
Written May 23, 2017
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Kristian H
Copenhagen, Denmark44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
In a quiet semi-residential part of Budapest we found this excellent open-air museum. My kids (3 and 8) loved it - friendly staff and loads of things to see and touch and try out. Im not much of a train geek myself but still found it very interesting to stroll around the train yard and see the historical locomotives and carriages. I'm so glad we made our way out there, it will no doubt be the highlight for my kids of our stay in Budapest :)
Written April 18, 2017
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Ian M
Ancy-le-Franc, France41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
This is an excellent place to see old steam and diesel locomotives up close and personal. There are two enormous turntables with engines and carriages all around and you can climb aboard most of them. There isn't the health and safety restrictions in force as in Western Europe so the whole place is fantastic for big and small kids.

You can also drive the diesel loco on a 400m track and operate hand powered carts. There is also a great ride on miniature railway with steam and diesel powered locos.

There were several stalls selling local type food and a decent gift shop. All in all a great way to spend a few hours.
Written October 25, 2015
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DanC-in-USA
Canberra71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
This is a MUST for a railfan visiting Budapest.

This museum has a fantastic collection of railway steam, electric and diesel locomotives as well as many, many other exhibits. Some exhibits have english language descriptions, but generally, most items are described fully in Hungarian.

That said, it is well worth having a look around. A large number of items are in operational condition. A look at their web site shows that you can participate in a variety of "hands-on" activities, though on the day I was there, not much was on... check their website!

The museum is easy to get to. Check their website, but I found that bus #30 (or #30A) got me easily from town to the museum and back. The bus is cheap to... about US$1.50 each way. The instructions on the Museum's web site are quite clear.

Recommended for the railfan.
Written October 26, 2013
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Benjamin_Soerensen
Aarhus, Denmark878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
I got to drive a real diesel train! There are lots of old locomotives and wagons that you can enjoy – but the best part was driving an old diesel locomotive a couple of miles :)
You can take the train from the Budapest-Nyugati Railway Terminal - its a 15 min journey in a brand-new train. We bought tickets from the ticket office by pointing out the museem in our guide book.
It is really cheap - even to drive a train. there is a change to drive a steam engine - but not the day we were there :(
Written April 14, 2013
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TruFriend
Dresden, Germany174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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