Elektrotechnikai Múzeuma
Elektrotechnikai Múzeuma
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Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
How to get there
  • Astoria • 6 min walk
  • Opera • 8 min walk
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PORhibido
Krungthep Mahanakorn821 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
Want to learn about the world's first dynamo, electric train and child-proof plug? Dare to test the Cold War-era alarm system of the barbed-wire fence between Hungary and Austria? This museum with old-fashioned signage (opening hours Thurs to Sat 10-14, admission HUF 800) is the place for you but certainly not everyone's cup of tea. Unless you're an engineer, you wouldn't have imagined seeing so many electric motors and light bulbs in a year, let alone an hour. The enthusiastic staff speak little English but can guide you around.
Written August 12, 2015
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houkani
Rajamaki, Finland44 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
But if you don't understand hungarian, or electronics this place is just a weird and little off your head. As an electrician it was nice to see historical equipment and experimental machines that you can really test yourself. If this place would make the effort and translate texts also in english it would be full 5 stars.

Only if you are really interested!
Written August 25, 2017
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Conniekendall
Sheffield, UK51 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Weird place. No explanations for any of the exhibits except in Hungarian and no one around to explain what the things were. Our time out guidebook said there would be staff to demonstrate the machines which we thought sounded good but that wasn't the case. It was cheap enough but I wouldn't bother. Shame because my husband would have really enjoyed seeing the machines working!
Written January 19, 2017
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Treebeardtraveler
Bristol, UK47 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
At first glance on the Internet this place looked interesting, our hostel was directly in front of the museum. When I checked the website it stated the opening times however these were not correct and the place never looked open in fact there is a night club in the court yard. On arrival we were buzzed in by the small outside ticket office and proceeded to walk upstairs where there was no one to be found, so we asumed it was free. We started looking at exhibits and a lady found us and took us to a room with experiments on a table. We were charged 800 forint each and told the museum had 3 floors. We then set about looking around not knowing what we could touch as all of the signs where in hungarian and there was no guides in any language. We looked around and went up stairs into a large room with seats laid out in a form of lecture theatre only to be promptly ushered out by a man shouting no exhibit! At this point we had no idea where to go so we went back to the lady down stairs and stated what's going on. She then decided to take us on a random tour showing us some practical things but to be honest some of the exhibits were broken. She then took us upstairs to a room that was closed and showed us around, then back down stairs across a court yard to another room full of old radios and record players. All in all it was interesting but we left feeling we had no idea what we had seen or why for a museum half of the stuff was broken and all the information was in hungarian with no other language guide. It's a shame but I could not recommend this place unless you are fluent in hungarian.
Written June 29, 2016
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Lisburn, UK42 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
This museum's is very good for those interested in electrical science and engineering. It's not open on Mondays or Sundays and all the displays are explained only in Hungarian, only two or three displays had English translations. The lady who guided me through the exhibits yesterday could only speak limited English and this was made more difficult when trying to translate technical terms. As an electrical engineer myself I still found the museum very interesting despite the lack of English explanations as I knew what the items were and how they worked. Unless you understand Hungarian or have background knowledge in physics or electrical engineering you will struggle to understand the displays.

There is a wide range of exhibits from generators, motors and transformers to domestic appliances and even sockets, switches and conduits. Functioning examples of neon tubes and early discharge lamps (carbon arc lamps) could also be seen.
Written September 9, 2015
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Edy E
Greater Manchester, UK34 contributions
Nov 2014
The museum used to be an old substation, then it was converted into a museum with old design electrical equipment , you must be an electronic specialist to understand what is going on there
Written July 29, 2015
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Bbf741
Brno, Czech Republic9 contributions
Dec 2015
The museum is closed until 4th January, but there is nothing about it on their website, facebook or the doors - you have to get in and then ask a group of rather rude people behind the doors that will show you a hand-written notice on one of the walls in the yard. Disappointed.
Written December 30, 2015
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