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.
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.Quick Links: Location/Map – Getting There – Opening Hours – Admission
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.
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.
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.
Tatai utca 95., district XIV. Budapest
- 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
- 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.
01. November 2016. – 06. April 2017.
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
kids aged 0-4
1 200 HUF/engine
kids aged 4-18
1 000 HUF
adult (over 18)
1 700 HUF
ride on the turntable
familiy ticket (2 adults + 2 kids)
4 000 HUF
|ride on the garden rail-cycle|
ride in a Tchaika car (operates only on special occasions)
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. Related: Budapest Museums – Natural History Museum – Zelnik Gold Museum – Budapest for Children – Parks in Budapest – Ferris Wheel-Erzsébet Square