Underground Railway Museum
Underground Railway Museum
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Neighbourhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Deák Ferenc tér • 1 min walk
  • Vörösmarty tér • 4 min walk
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  • Joanne Anthony-Gooden
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa305 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underground Railway Museum
    This quaint underground museum can be found in the pedestrian subway below V Deak Ferlene ter, and you can find it through the main ticket office. This museum showcases Europe’s first underground railway and the development of the railway in Budapest. The tickets are reasonably priced. You need approximately 1 hour for the visit. If you want to take photographs you will pay an extra fee. You can request an audio guide at no extra charge - you need to simply leave photographic ID with cashier which is returned on return of the audio guide.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Flightless12
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great short visit
    Really nice to see the old subway cars and learn about the subway history. Unfortunately the tram history was only in Hungarian. They also have a cute gift shop. Museum is cash only though!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 September 2023
  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great collection of Budapest Underground Railway memorabilia
    I rode on Line 1 for the first time fifty years ago. Over the years, I have seen many things that are now part of the museum's collection of artifacts. The Budapest Underground Railway was inaugurated in 1896, and one of the original cars used from 1896 to 1973 is on display.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 March 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I rode on Line 1 for the first time fifty years ago. Over the years, I have seen many things that are now part of the museum's collection of artifacts. The Budapest Underground Railway was inaugurated in 1896, and one of the original cars used from 1896 to 1973 is on display.
Written 10 March 2024
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Flightless12
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Really nice to see the old subway cars and learn about the subway history. Unfortunately the tram history was only in Hungarian. They also have a cute gift shop. Museum is cash only though!
Written 20 September 2023
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MilwaukeeCraig
Milwaukee1,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
Small museum. It is located through the information booth next to Deák Ferenc tér subway station. You do not have to actually enter the subway system to access. Entry fee was 320 HF (~$1.10 USD in Nov 2015). They do charge to take photos (I think 500 HF) - which although cheap, probably isn't worth it unless you really want pictures of the old railway carriages. The person at the front desk actually said I could pay after the visit if I decided to take any photos (I didn't not much to photograph in my opinion). But fascinating history in both English (& Hungarian) of the first railway line in continental Europe. A visit probably won't take you more than an hour.
Written 27 December 2015
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Ottawatraveller547
Ottawa, Canada156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed this small museum - and it would probably be good for anyone interested in the history of Budapest's underground. It is very inexpensive - 350 HUF for adult admission, plus 500 HUF if you want to take photos. While the attendents working there have limited English, we had no difficulty communicating - especially if you try a few Hungarian words with them.
If you can provide a piece of identification, you will be provided with an audioguide. My husband did this and said that there was a lot of information provided in the audioguide. I didn't take this option and found that there was plenty of information to read (in English) with the displays without one. So while I don't necessarily think the audioguide is necessary, it is up to you.
It is definitely a good little museum to visit to get a sense of the metro history. While we did pay for the photo ticket, it probably isn't really necessary, as the museum is pretty small and there isn't much to photograph - but as it was so cheap I do not regret purchasing one.
Written 15 May 2019
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Ivo
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Ok, the entrance price of HUF 350 is cheap. But pay 500 extra to be allowed to use your phone to take a picture? Do these people still think photos are made with magnesium flash lites? Have they figured out we’re in 2018?

Written 14 July 2018
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scruffyofl
Lahaina, HI150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
If you are a museum / history buff Budapest will not let you down. This documents and displays the construction of this wonderfully fictional part of this great city's history.
Written 24 April 2016
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Jellybellydancer
Burscough, UK1,445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
This lovely little museum is a great way to spend 30 minutes. As others have mentioned, the entrance is through the ticket office in Deak Ferenc ter metro station - please note there are 2 entrances to the station, the escalator leads directly to the metro, but the BKK staff will point you in the right direction.

The museum is in a disused metro tunnel and includes 2 carriages to peek into to with lots of information about the planning and building of the metro around the edge, including details of various upgrades and extensions over the years. Most of the displays are obviously in Hungarian, but some are translated into English.
Written 2 July 2015
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Nick S
Harrogate, UK442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Family
Our 4th trip to Budapest and we found this by chance. Open daily (Tue-Sunday) from 10am to 5pm - this takes you back to the earliest underground system built in Europe, thro' to present day. Peaceful, authentic and in part of a closed section of the underground - definitely worth a vist whilst in the area.
Written 15 October 2012
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WhiteAnt2008
Rugby, UK1,017 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a quaint little museum you should only visit once you have ridden on the Millennium Railway (aka Metro Line One) and appreciated it’s historic significance and it's unusual qualities - neat little compartments, running only a few Feet under the surface, preserved stations etc. The fact it is so old and historic merits having this museum, even if it is rather small. Those that moan about the price should consider what one might pay elsewhere - around 3 euros for an admission with a photo pass seems fine to me, and those in the party who don’t want to take photos get in Venezuela cheaper! There is enough of the signage in English to make a difference ( perhaps in contrast to the a Urban a transport a museum in Szentendre). Definitely worth a visit on those terms.
Written 3 November 2019
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HisLordshipZion
Alston, UK66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Again, another place that doesn't allow photos unless you pay for a pass. These places really need to get over themselves. Do they not understand that it is advertising for them? THEY WON'T STEAL YOUR SOUL.

A mixture of English descriptions, then no English descriptions. This was frustrating as I didn't know what I was looking at half the time. Although interesting, this place is tiny - but it is also really cheap, so worth a visit if you like trains, undergrounds or cheap museums.

There were some old carriages on display, but the fun police were out again as you couldn't go in them.

Was probably much more interesting than the information I could garner would have me believe. Nearly rather quite good.
Written 26 October 2019
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