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Collection

As one of the oldest museums of transportation in Europe, for the last 120 years, The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport has been preserving more than 10 thousand artefacts of technology – amongst them the numerous innovations of Hungarian developers and brands, which form the widely renown legacy of the Hungarian transportation industry. Today, our collection counts over 65 thousand obejcts, while our archives hold nearly 3 thousand meters of documents and our library stock extends well beyond 200 thousand copies.

Amongst our transportation collection is one of the locomotors that ran on the first underground railway of Europe, as well as an internationally recognized railway model collection spanning more than a hundred individual pieces of a 1:5 scale, or the first vehicles of the tram and commuter railway networks of Budapest. A further notable and prioritized item of our transportation collection is the EV3 locomotor – the first metro car of Hungary which, for 40 years, has been a defining part of underground transport in Budapest. Another prized possession of our institution is a Ganz CSMG2 tram – the last mass-produced vehice of the Hungarian tram industry, which, from the 60s onwards had served the Grand Boulevard of Budapest for over half a century. Iconic Ikarus buses, such as the 280.00 and the 66.62, are also listed in the archives, just as are several masterpieces of the domestic locomotive production, like the MÁV 375 and 242 steam locomotives.

Furthermore, apart from items of locomotive manufacturing, the museum stores original aircrafts of Hungarian civil aviation spanning the years prior World War I to the creation of big airliners. János Csonka, Kálmán Kandó, Ábrahám Ganz, György Jendrassik and János Pelényi are just a few of the Hungarian innovators whose work the Hunagrian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport archives.

Our satellite collections preserve numerous breakthroughs of modern technology, such as the Ural-2 computer, which visitors can see at the Technical Study Stores, or the electrical instruments displayed at the Museum of Electrical Engineering. In addition to our locations in Budapest, our institutions across Hungary exhibit the very intriguing artefacts and processes of the aluminium, chemical and metallurgical industries.

The collection of the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport is growing during our expansion and renewal, while a sizable section of our objects undergo restauration in order to be part of a monumental summary of the history of Hunagrian transport management.