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Development of New Hungarian Transport Museum continues

  • 06 May 2020

The Hungarian Government has decided to continue the design process of the new Transport Museum on the site of the former Northern Railway Depot. During the past few months the coronavirus pandemic cast doubt on the continuation of the project, thus the decision is a significant milestone for the Museum, reinforcing the commitment of the Government to the  development of Budapest, to the creation of the new Transport Museum and the rehabilitation of rust-belts in the capital. The new Transport Museum will be constructed on a historic, currently unused railway site in a brownfield area. It is expected to be the most visited family attraction of Budapest, also playing a decisive role in ramping up quality tourism to the city. A significant part of the planning will take place in Hungary, so the investment will also help boost the economy after the pandemic. Our goal is to complete the plans necessary for starting the construction as soon as possible.

Diller Scofidio+Renfro, the world famous New York-based architecture firm and its Hungarian partner M-Teampannon  selected on an international architectural competition to design the new Transport Museum. The work immediately started after the results, and now with the Government’s decision all design phases necessary for starting the construction will commence. The scope includes the Museum’s transport connections and the design of the permanent exhibition as well.

Budapest Airport donates aviation relics to the Museum of Transport

  • 08 April 2020

Thanks to the cooperation between Budapest Airport and the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport, the most exciting artifacts from the history of civil aviation will form part of the museum’s collection going forward. At the end of last year, the airport operator decided to donate rare airport equipment, instruments and works of art to the museum.

We are closed

  • 12 March 2020

Dear Visitors,


The Hungarian government has declared a state of national emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and has ordered indoor public events of over 100 people and outdoor public events of over 500 people to be banned. Taking into account the government’s decision, all of our planned events and programs (guided tours, and museum education activities) are cancelled.

Starting from the 13th of March, all member institutions of our museum (Museum of Electrical Engineering, Technical Study StoresMuseum of Chemistry, Metallurgical Collection, Museum of Aluminum Industry) are closed indefinitely.

If any change happens in connection with our opening hours, we will announce them through our communication channels.

Thank you for your understanding.





  • 12 November 2019

The new Museum of Tranport has received the special recognition award (“Major Development Project Special Prize”) out of 130 candidate projects at the ceremony in this year’s Hungarian Media Architecture Awards on Friday in Budapest. The Media Architecture Awards is a prestigious award in Hungarian architecture, funded by a consortium of media outlets publishing architectural content and awarded by an international jury. The Award is managed by epiteszforum.hu (“architects’ forum”), the oldest Hungarian online architecture magazine. The ceremony is accompanied by great media and public interest every year. Based on the Hungarian Museum of Transport’s master plan, Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed a museum complex that preserves the industrial heritage and renews the spectacular former Diesel hall of the Hungarian State Railways to function as a museum in the future. The new home of one of Europe's oldest museums of transport will be designed by one of the most renowned architectural studios as a brownfield redevelopment.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest

  • 28 February 2019

Press release 28 February 2019, Budapest

The results of the international design competition for the new Hungarian Museum of Transport  were announced today. The event was held in the abandoned former railway maintenance depot of the Hungarian State Railways in Budapest where the museum will be relocated. Thirteen Hungarian and international architectural firms submitted entries in the second round of the two-stage competition launched last August. The proposals were assessed by an eighteen-member international jury. As part of the award ceremony Mr. István Tarlós, the Mayor of Budapest and Director General Mr. Dávid Vitézy, the chair of the jury awarded the prizes to the winners.

The winner of the competition is Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The world-famous American firm has designed numerous significant public buildings, including museums worldwide in the past decades. One of their most famous works is the New York High Line, the conversion of an abandoned industrial railway line to a highly popular public park and cultural venue. Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s design for the Hungarian Museum of Transport preserves the industrial heritage and renews the spectacular former Diesel hall of the Hungarian State Railways to function as a museum in the future.


Students of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in the Study Stores

  • 05 October 2017

This week started with the visit of the students from the Department of Machine and Product Design at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in the Technical Study Stores.

Ikarus 438 in the collection of the Museum of Transport

  • 12 February 2018

The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport saved a special Ikarus bus type again. Our newest piece is the uniquely designed Ikarus 438.K1.

New Museum of Transport - the architects visited the site

  • 11 October 2018

We had the pleasure to welcome the representatives of the 15 successful Hungarian and world-renowned international architects participating in the design contest of the new Hungarian Museum of Transport at the Northern Maintenance Depot in Kőbánya.

Ábrahám Ganz Foundry Collection is Closed Due to Event

  • 13 February 2019

Dear Visitors!

The Ganz Abraham Foundry Collection is closed due to an event on Thursday, February 21st 2019.

Visitors are welcome on the other days of the week as usual.

Thank you for your understanding.

Hungarian Museum of Technology and Transport

Connections From the Connective Railway Bridge to the Liberty Bridge

  • 17 October 2017

A new exhibition in the Ábrahám Ganz Foundry Collectio, from the 26th of october!

Government Decision on the Future of the Museum of Transport

  • 11 July 2017

In May 2017, the Government made a decision concerning the future of the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport, and the revision of the previous concept.