Helikon Castle Museum

Helikon Castle Museum, Keszthely: Address, Phone Number, Helikon Castle Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Helikon Castle Museum
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elena076
Moscow, Russia298 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Mar 2019 • Couples
I thoroughly enjoyed both the palace and the model train museum.
In the palace itself there are original or reconstructed rooms showing the aristocratic lifestyle of the 18th and 19th centuries. The most valuable part of the palace is Hungary’s sole intact aristocratic private library, which looks amazing.
The building of the Coach Museum used to be the stable and coach house of the central Festetics estate. Now it contains a fine collection of more than 50 coaches, carriages and sleighs from the golden age of coach and carriage manufacture. Some objects are really unique and the collection, in general, is one of the most diverse of its kind.
After a short leisurely walk across the well-kept park, you will see the Hunting museum, which also houses one of Europe’s largest model railway exhibitions.
75 trains run according to timetable on 2700 meters of tracks surrounded by 1800 buildings. The authentic trains are made up of engines, passenger cars and freight wagons of the 19th and 20th centuries. The rail network of the stations is based on aerial photos and original plans.
A small cafe at the palace is quite expensive, but worth popping in because of the peculiar collection of wall clocks.
The only negative thing which should be mentioned is the condition in which the birds are kept in the palm house. The cages have not been cleaned for ages and there was no fresh water at the time of our visit.
Written March 25, 2019
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László Z
Budapest, Hungary2 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2018 • Couples
We spend there a few hours and there was a good onlook on how folks lived back in that era. It was really interesting with audio guide
Written August 15, 2018
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Gabriel M
Oradea-Sinmartin33 contributions
I could spend there all day
Jul 2018 • Family
Very interesting place , I could spent a lot of time there. While you're visiting this museum , you can get back in time many years and you can enjoy ...
I would stay longer in the modell train museum. Unfortunately I arrived there quite later and I couldn't stay there as long as I wish.
Probably I should come back there.
Is a nice place to visit. City is quite expensive but I found a nice place to eat.
Written August 6, 2018
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Progenitor
Central Hungary, Hungary509 contributions
The palace is spectacular as is the model train museum
Jul 2018 • Friends
We first visited the model train museum because there is free parking. We skipped the hunting museum, which is not so special, but the trains on the top floor are truly amazing. I would say any kids dream. Huge setups with detailed scenery and complex train schedules all running by computer control. The Palace is beautiful and I have reviewed it in detail elsewhere.
Written July 24, 2018
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Peterk9999
Kensington, Australia328 contributions
Lots of fun- spectacular library
Jul 2018 • Friends
Imposing palace and gardens. All very interesting - but the library rooms are spectacular. Well worth the visit just for these.
Written July 5, 2018
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orybea
Balatonfured, Hungary380 contributions
A fun day
Aug 2017 • Couples
The castle itself is a beautiful building itself and it has many more around it all with many kind of museums. You can easily spend a whole day here. It is worth a visit even if you do not enter the museums just visit the parks and the gardens.
Written January 5, 2018
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tizs0
Keszthely, Hungary73 contributions
My native town is where the Castle and the Museum are.
Oct 2016 • Couples
Probably you know if something is at your spot every day for years that are not really interesting for you. It was a surprise that it is really good. While I went there? I had my American lady there so I was prepared for a boring day. It was not.....
Written January 17, 2017
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Yoav F
Tel Aviv, Israel166 contributions
A nice piece of Hungary history
Aug 2016 • Family
This is a well built and organised museum. It might be alittle boring for children, but the amazing open yards and the carriage, might be a good compensation for them. The prices are fair and you'd better check the weather before, because the strolling at the wide yard won't be comfortable on raining day
Written August 19, 2016
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Arthur R
Gyenesdias, Hungary75 contributions
The model train museum
Jul 2016 • Friends
This is a separate museum to the main, museum with stuffed African wild life.
This museum is very worthwhile to take a look at, particularly if you are a model railway enthusiast! Very modestly priced for entrance.
Written July 23, 2016
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switchedoff
Townsville, Australia357 contributions
This is the horse drawn vehicle museum belonging to the Festetics Palace.
Jul 2016 • Family
Very well done exhibits, as well organised and pretty well described in three languages (Hungarian, English and German). In hall number three there were some items only described in Hungarian, which was a pity because it looked like interesting stories with photos relating to the family generations who lived there as well. If you go to the Palace, see this as well.
Written July 11, 2016
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