Hungarian Railway Museum Budapest

If you have kids who happen to be crazy for Thomas the Engine, take them to this exciting outdoor museum and park in Budapest, the Hungarian Railway Museum.

Old Locomotives Hungarian Railway Museum
Old Locomotives Hungarian Railway Museum

Adults will have a great time too, believe me. I’m not really an engine or car enthusiast but still enjoyed a lot this fantastic exhibition.

The vintage locomotives stand in a neat half circle towering above you and recalling the era when this powerful steam engines were running along the railway lines of Hungary.

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TIP: Special Upcoming Programs in 2017.

Children’s Day – on the last weekend of May the park offers lots of special things to do and concerts. Entry is free for kids under the age of 14 on thease two days.

Activities, Attractions

Next to the enormous engines I feel really tiny even in my daddy's arms
Next to the enormous engines I feel really tiny even in my daddy’s arms
black Tchaika car
You can ride in a Tchaika car altered to be able to run on the railway line. Mechanics used it to check the railway lines.
Cables, pressure meters, and other gadgets make the interior of an old locomotive look impressive.
Son with Daddy on a steam locomotive
kids on the Children railway
The narrow-gauge children’s railway goes around in a beautiful garden.

Other activities you can try include

  • riding on the turntable,
  • drive a steam engine,
  • riding on a horse tram.

In the engine simulator you can have a virtual experience of operating the most powerful Hungarian electric engine.

Railway models
Railway models

You can operate the railway models housed in a building near the museum’s entrance.

If you get tired you can relax on the terrace of the Nosztalgia Café, have a cup of tea or cafe with some snacks.

The park is one of the hidden attractions of Budapest and though a bit out of the centre it’s great fun for the whole family.

Location of Hungarian Railway Museum

Tatai utca 95., district XIV. Budapest

Getting There:

  • Note: The Train Service is Not Available Due to Reconstruction Works. By the Budapest-Esztergom train service from Nyugati Train Station between 26th March – 30th October every day excl. Mondays (the journey takes 10 minutes) get off at Vasút Múzeum station

Departures from Nyugati Train Station on Sat-Sun

Departures from Railway Museum on Sat-Sun
10.20
14.30
11.20
15.30
13.20
16.30
  • by buses 30 and 30A from Keleti Train Station (M2, red metro line), and Újpest Központ (M3, blue metro line) get off at Rokolya utca stop, the museum is a two-block walk towards east, or by bus 120 form Árpád Bridge Pest end (get off at the end Reitter Ferenc utca)
  • by tram No. 14 from Lehel tér (M3, blue metro line), get off at Rokolya utca stop
  • by bicycle: a cycle path leads to the museum and you can park your bike in the park for free.
  • by car – free parking in the museum’s closed parking lot.

Opening Hours – 2017

Date
Opening Hours
Interactive Activities
01. November 2016. – 06. April 2017.
Closed
11 April – 29. October 2017
Tue-Fri: 10.00 – 18.00, Sat: 9.00-18.00, Sun: 9.00-17.00 Closed on Mondays (except on Easter Monday: 17 April& Whit Monday 05. June when the park is open)
10.00 – 16.00
Special Opening Hours: 19.-20 August Friday and Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00
from 30. October 2017
Closed

Admissions & Fees in the Hungarian Railway Museum

TIP: on Children’s Day (last Sunday in May) entry is free for children.

Entry
Interactive Activities
kids aged 0-4
free
engine driving
1 200 HUF/engine
kids aged 4-18
800 HUF
engine simulator
800 HUF/person
retirees
1 000 HUF
hand-operated cart
700 HUF/cart
adult (over 18)
1 700 HUF
ride on the turntable
free
familiy ticket (2 adults + 2 kids)
4 000 HUF
model railway
300 HUF/person
ride on the garden rail-cycle
600 HUF/person
ride in a Tchaika car (operates only on special occasions)
400 HUF/person

Note: Prices and opening hours might change; before visiting, always check for up-to-date information on the official site of the railway park.

TIP: visit also the city’s newest attraction, the Miniversum, an interactive train table on Andrássy avenue.

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