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Neighborhood: Terézváros
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4.5
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Very good
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Average
56
Poor
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Terrible
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Lynsey S
West Timperley, UK102 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was great fun to visit. I loved model village i used to visit years ago as a small child and found this was just as much fun. The level of detail in some of the sections was just amazing. I also really loved the fact that you could make trains and cars move yourself by pushing the buttons.
If this has closed permanently it would be great shame.
Written May 31, 2020
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556katie
Liverpool, UK66 contributions
Sep 2015
This is a fun way to spend a couple of hours. Although it is a family friendly activity, when we went it was mainly adults looking around. The time and effort that has obviously gone in to making the Miniversium is impressive. As well as being enjoyable to look at there is also some history to learn from some of the displays. I really enjoyed it here they have set up as a working Mini City with accurate building and working trains. There were toilets and lockers provided for free. It was worth coming here but be aware there is a second section as we spent a lot of time on the first area and then needed to rush the second part as we have not given ourselves enough time. I would recommend coming here with children, just as a couple or as group of adults. I think small children would not appreciate it and although it does have interactive buttons, there only make small changes and you really need to look out for them. I think small children may become disinterested after time.
Written September 27, 2015
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Dear 556katie, We really appreciate this summary, because you just got the point. Usually people think this is a place for kids, but on my opinion, too, this is rather a place for adults, becasue they can understand this miniarure life better or more. They are more patient to search for the interactions when they push a button. Of course kids love the moving trains, cars and these things, and the playhouse at teh end of the exhibition. Yeah you have to think about the time because usually it takes 1.5 or even more, 2 hours to go through the whole exhibition if you want to look everything carefully. Hope to see you again, when you'll have more time :) With kind regards, Ágnes
Written October 3, 2015
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Bernadette P
Nottingham, UK13 contributions
Dec 2019
I loved the Minversum. It has railway layouts from Hungary, Austria and Germany, but the trains are secondary to the rest of it. It is full of beautifully crafted buildings, vehicles and landscapes populated by beautifully crafted people and animals. I really appreciated the time and the love that must have gone into creating it. And the best part is that you can play with the layouts! Press a button and a figure moves or a tram runs or the church bells ring. There are dozens of buttons to press and watch what they do. You could happily spend all day there trying to spot every little detail and the various film references (I won't spoil it by saying which films). A place for all children and those who were once children no matter their age.
Written December 10, 2019
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Thank you for your review!:)
Written December 23, 2019
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darkulix
Montreux, Switzerland19 contributions
Dec 2019
We bought online tickets few weeks before the visit. First time we tried to enter during late afternoon hours. The waiting line was huge. We waited for aprox. 45 minutes. When we then was the next to enter, a young girl who is employed there told us they will not let anybody more inside, and locked the door in front of us and the rest of the waiting crowd. I knocked, she opened, and I told her that we bought the tickets online before few weeks, and that we are in Budapest just for short time, but she again locked the door. We tried next day again, and again the same story, a huge waiting line in front of the entrance door.
Written January 9, 2020
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We are really sorry you had a negative experience, apologies for the inconvenience! On the weekends we have a huge amount of visitors due to the fast approach of the closing date (31st of March). We only have one cash register which works on a first come, first served basis. Online bought tickets do not entitle anyone for priority entrance. The waiting time varies between 30-90 minutes, because once somebody entered there's no time limit, meaning they can stay as long as they want. Safety precautions regulate the amount of people allowed to enter at the same time, so when there are 225 visitors inside we can't let anyone in until somebody leaves. The capacity of our cloakroom is limited as well. If they closed the door in front of you, it must have been because we had a full house already. Once again, we apologize for the negative experiences! Best regards, the MINIVERSUM team
Written January 28, 2020
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gtsak
Vrilissia, Greece588 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Miniversum art is very nice for kids and for people who love trains .Most of the miniatures are trains,railways and stations.It has alao some towns in miniatures but most of them are trains. Good to spend an hour or two with your kids.Ticket is a bit expensive at 3600Huf almost 11e ! Keep in mind that is not so big as you wish for.You can see everything in a half an hour if you want.
Written February 15, 2020
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Thank you for your review!:)
Written February 16, 2020
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Qbrain Q
63 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
As a place was great, very nice work being done. The girl at the counter was extremely rude to everyone and when it was 17:55 she didn’t even let us put our coats and scarfs on as it was snowing outside. She closed the lights and started yelling that she wants to leave!!!!!!!! We all went outside while it was snowing to get dressed!!!! I feel disappointed from the lack of professionalism.
Written December 21, 2017
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Dear Qbrain Q, We are really sorry that you had to experience this. We will definitely talk with our colleague, and we will investigate how this could happen. We admit this is not the way how she should have act. We really hope you will never go through anything like this here in the future. In spite of this we hope you enjoyed your visit and you liked our miniature world. Best regards, Ágnes
Written February 13, 2018
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100TAZ
Limassol City, Cyprus71 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Very nice place to see especially for kids. Even for us is amazing to see the effort some people did to create this unique place
Written August 6, 2018
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Dear 100TAZ, Thank you very much for the visit :) We are happy to hear that you had such a great time :) We also think that our builders did a really great job here :) Best regards, Ágnes
Written August 17, 2018
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DrZh
Limassol102 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
This place has lots of miniature cities laid out from different countries, with a number of buttons for kids (small and big) to press and make things happen - such as helicopters flying (in a circle), chickens pecking etc. There are a few quirky items, such as a UFO landing, the Delorean from Back to the Future, and a gentleman emerging from an outhouse... all in good taste. There are trains, trucks, cars and vans moving everywhere, all easily viewed even by small visitors, thanks to a well-planned viewing step which runs through the whole exhibit.

The walls contain a photographic exhibit of life during Communist times. I found this fascinating - it had a lot of information I had previously known, but had also forgotten about, such as the fact Hungary served as a meeting place for German families from East and West who were divided by the Iron Curtain. It's worth spending a little extra time to read these panels, as they do offer a glimpse into what it was really like to live in the Eastern bloc.
Written December 21, 2017
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Dear Skitalets777, Thank you very much for the nice words! What I really liked about your review that you could recognise the good taste. The guys who built up this miniature world are very creative when it comes to jokes or easter eggs, but in a good taste, as you said. We shouldn't take life too seriously, and that's what we try to present here :) With kind regards, Ágnes
Written January 31, 2018
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Yafit T
Beersheba, Israel34 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Didn't come with high hopes, but this is really a cool place to spend an hour in. The attention to details here is nothing short of amazing, and the trains, cars - and other hidden objects actually move!
The only downside is that this place is really small.
Written May 15, 2016
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Dear Yafit T, Althoug you had low hopes we are very happy that we could suprise you with what we have here. It usually happens to other visitors also, so we are used to it now :) As it's in its name Miniversum is mini - tiny, but only the citizens of the layout. I wouldn't say the exhibition is small, moreover it has the perfect size. The more of it would be boring, and would take even more time to check out, and usually people don't have that much time nowadays. 1-2 hours is just enough :) Anyways, thank you for your summary and the great scores. With kind regards, Ágnes
Written May 31, 2016
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MAlbertoS
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg151 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
For big and small, an amazing indoor activity. So much effort put in these detailed models. Even in the characters of people if you pay close attention. Some stops show the real picture that you can compare with. My child (5 y) and myself where so happy to have been here. Will go again ....
Written November 25, 2014
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