Post Office Museum (Postamuzeum)

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Post Office Museum (Postamuzeum)

Post Office Museum (Postamuzeum)
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Terézváros
How to get there
  • Bajza utca • 3 min walk
  • Hősök tere • 5 min walk

4.5
22 reviews
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George A
4 contributions
Relatively small but very thorough
Oct 2018 • Couples
Visited the whole museum in about 40 minutes, looking at all exhibits and reading almost every sign. Staff of two ladies very helpful - gave me six laminated pages corresponding to the exhibits of every room in English to read. All history of postal and telegraph-telephone development of Hungary was there! Adult ticket price was HUF 1000. I photographed almost all exhibits.Situated in a very nice area very close to the center of Budapest. Very pleasant to walk. Definately recommended!
Written October 31, 2018
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
From Bicycle to electric car
Feb 2018 • Solo
Insisting on the truth, I admit that I would never go to the Post Museum if it wouldn't be such proximity to Hopp Ferenc Museum. When I decided to visit that museum, I searched what was interesting in the neighborhood. The Post Museum was there and didn’t sound too promising. Indeed, without the knowledgeable and enthusiastic guidance of Márta Tóth, I would have considered it less engaging. I got a lot of information from her, - of course, I remember for only a part of it,- but enough to know much more about the history of Hungarian mail.
For example, I learned that the Szigetszentmiklós-Lakihegy radio mast, the emblematic building of Hungarian radio and the highest in Europe is 314-meter height. The Blaw-Knox type tower was built in 1933. She also showed me a short movie about the final steps, assembling this cigar shape tower.
She introduced me the pipe mail during the operation and offered me to use the Morse telegraph, but I said-
Thank you, but no thank you. I saw a hand-operated telephone exchange and a beautiful electric car that was used in the Castle Quarter. Trivial things can be the most exciting. When she said that the post had been shipping livestock at a time, she also added that postal employees had to give them a drink 3x a day. It was very understandable but still funny. When I finished the visit, I felt that it would be a pity to have missed this lovely and captivating museum.
Written February 3, 2018
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Alexandra I
5 contributions
Interesting museum
Aug 2017 • Couples
We arrived to this museum almost by mistake. And we were very impressed and suprised by the exhibits. Even though the staff wasn't able to give us many infos in english, they gave us some printed information and in the end we've learned alot about the postal services from a long time ago. We even had some interactive experiences. I would totally recommend this museum.
Written August 18, 2017
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Krzysztof B
3 contributions
Nice place
Nov 2016 • Solo
Price for an adult is 500 huf. Hand written and drawned letters are especially worth to see. Museum is rather small, one hour is enough.
Written November 25, 2016
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX403 contributions
Pleasant surprise!
Oct 2015 • Friends
Extremely well designed and done exhibit located in a beautiful area of the city. It is in the vicinity of the French Embassy and other prominent offices… The admission was 500 HUF, discounted to half if the visitor is a retiree. The only thing I didn’t like is that most everything was listed in Hungarian only. (That goes to many of the museums in Hungary…). The museum is not well marketed and not many people know about it... Othewise, it was super!
Written October 30, 2015
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ianwyj
Singapore, Singapore4,832 contributions
Fascinating museum that doesn't get many visitors
Aug 2014 • Solo
This museum was highlighted in my guide book as one of the first attractions on a walking tour of Andrassy ut. It was difficult to find the museum (with an elegant wooden door) on the map as there is a sign at eye level. Initially failing to push the door open, I realised that visitors need to buzz reception to gain entry. Once in the building, I climbed a couple of flights of stairs to reach the museum proper. At this stage, I realised that the building is more like a mansion with gilded ceilings, stained glass windows and chandeliers.

The museum itself was manned by a couple of young ladies who collected the admission fees but weren't able to converse in English. While it seemed as if the museum didn't have a professional curator, the collections were spread over several connecting rooms and were nonetheless fascinating. Most of the displays date as far back as the late-19th century. There was a full old-style post-office counter, complete with mannequins and pictures of Hungarian royalty enjoying horse riding. Other mannequins were dressed as postmen from the earlier half of the last century. There were several glass-encased displays of important letters and documents. Half a room was devoted to now-obsolete electric communication technology, including World War 2-era teleprinter/teletypes, gyomorse machines and a telephone exchange. There was even an old-style mailbox and a postal van that looked like it belonged in the 1920s.
Written April 28, 2015
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OlgaMinchina
Moscow, Russia498 contributions
interesting
Dec 2014 • Couples
Not being very popular, this museum is quite hard to access - you have to tell the concierge in the lobby that you're heading there, he will call the museum staff and then take you to the elevator. The entrance fee is 500 HUF. In spite of the fact that the museum is absolutely deserted, the staff (a young man) seemed quite grumpy to have been disturbed (woken up?) He was quite rude, and but for him, my experience of this museum would have been much better!
There you will find different exhibits connected with Hungarian post, some snippets of information about the history of development of the postal system. Some information is only available in Hungarian (like in most of their museums).
Written January 10, 2015
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Yvonne V
Fennell Bay, Australia52 contributions
Excellent museum about postal service
Sep 2014 • Friends
This was a highlight for me in Budapest, as a keen stamp collector. The museum had items related to postal history in Hungry, from post boxes, to postal cars, motor bikes, telegram, signs, and a few examples of old style post offices. I thoroughly enjoyed this museum and my travel com pagan who is not a stamp collector also enjoyed it. Staff very helpful, large range of stamps available for purchase.
Written October 1, 2014
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john23
New York, New York176 contributions
Amazing Museum
Oct 2011 • Solo
This museum is located in the last remaining mansion on Andrassy boulevard in Budapest that is in original condition and owned by an individual. It's a palace, and the museum is an exhibition in two senses. First, it's a set of sumptuous rooms in original condition inside this palace. Second, the collection itself is fascinating. They have incredibly interesting things. For example, they have a room with a range of transmission devices, such as teletype and morse code, etc. going back 100 years. A section showing mail delivery vehicles going back a century. A variety of really old switchboards. A full post office reception area from way back when.

I went to most of the major Budapest museums, and I stumbled on this one. It's close to the Opera and I wanted to look inside this mansion, which is undergoing renovation. I walked up the inside steps (snapping a bunch of pictures of the incredible interiors) and came to the doors of the museum. I am so glad I went in and you will be too.
Written October 14, 2011
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Post Office Museum (Postamuzeum) is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM