Why visit: railway history, interactive museum, vintage trains & locomotives
Getting there: Take bus No. 30 or 30A from Budapest Keleti to Rokolya utca and walk to the museum. Alternatively take the scheduled train running between Budapest Nyugati and Esztergom and get off at the Railway Museum stop.
Located on the site of the former north depot of the Hungarian State Railway (MÁV), the Hungarian Railway Museum is Europe’s first interactive museum of its kind. The north depot’s roundhouse, home to the museum, was built in 1911 and is also part of Hungarian railway history. There are over a hundred vintage trains, locomotives, cars and other types of railroad equipment on display, including a steam engine built in 1877, a railcar from the 1930’s and a dining car built in 1912 for the famous Orient Express. Apart from the vintage fleet exhibit, visitors to the museum can also drive a steam engine, ride on a railcar and a horse tram or operate a handcar (also known as pump trolley).
The Hungarian Railway Museum is always a big hit with kids. Other reason to visit is the beautifully landscaped park surrounding the museum.
01 Apr to 31 Oct: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
01 Nov to 1 Dec: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm
The museum is closed during the winter.
Adult: HUF 1,400
Children (aged 4-18): HUF 600
Interactive activities are available for an extra fee, ranging from HUF 300 (i.e. model trains) to HUF 1,000 (i.e. engine driving).