The Hungarian Railway Museum Foundation was established by MÁV (Hungarian State Railways) Plc. and MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd. in November 1999. The Foundation is registered at 1142 Budapest, Tatai út 95. The Foundation’s aim is to collect and preserve railway heritage, to create and maintain a permanent railway exhibition and also to provide maintenance to the vehicles exhibited and operated on the premises. The Foundation supports research projects related to the past and future of the railways.

The Hungarian Railway Museum Foundation is looking for support from individuals and organisations who care about the preservation and presentation of the technical heritage of the railways in Hungary. The support is used for the operation and development of the Museum and for the refurbishment, maintenance and preservation of the vehicles.         


The Hungarian Railway Museum is once again an active participant in one of Hungary biggest cultural events: the Night of Museums on June 24th!  The Hungarian Railway Museum has been one of the most visited sites in recent years, so don’t miss out on quality railway programs this year, start your night at Europe’s largest interactive railway museum!

During the evening, visitors can encounter a number of interactive services, including:

18.00-24.00: Free night ride on the turntable

18.00-23.00: Free night ride on the horse tram

18.00-01.00: Ride on the garden railway (for a separate interactive ticket)

18.00-01.00: Ride on the Tchaika railcar (for a separate interactive ticket)

18.00-01.00: Ride on steam locomotive (for a separate interactive ticket)

Other programs:

From 18:00: First Hungarian Steam Railway Foundation prepares an interactive locomotive “petting zoo” on track 33 of the heating house. Participants can admire 1026 locomotive from below-top and inside and out. Everyone can get an insight into parts of the steam locomotive that they would not be able to see when ignited.

23:00: Locomotive demonstration on the turntable, where visitors can see the guest locomotives.

The Night of Museums 2023 wristbands will soon be available for purchase at the main entrance ticket office of the Railway History Park during opening hours.

Buy your ticket with us and get a free ride between 18:00 and 1:00 at night on the garden railway, as we will give you a free coupon for the garden railway for every wristband purchased in the park!  

The organizers reserve the right to change the program!