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Museum of Telephones

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Address: Uri utca 49, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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A fascinating piece of history

I have an interest in telephony. A very small museum but beautifully appointed. Lots of history here not only related to hungarian telephony but the greater universe of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Visited on a day when the sign said the museum should be open. Rang the bell several times, but no answer. So we found a side door that was open and a member of staff informed us that the museum was closing due to technical problems. Extremely disappointed as I have an interest in telephones and have visited a number... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

Went to this museum because we live in a converted telephone exchange and were interested in the sort of equipment and people that may have occupied it when operating. The museum collection is great with a full exchange mechanism inside and a number of unusual telephones and other equipment. Lots of period photographs and well laid out. The problem was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

A almost tucked away museum on the Buda side. Entrance is through a courtyard. There are three rooms showing the history of telecommunications in Hungary with English translations. Good value at 500HUF (£1.25!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

I have an interest in telephony. A very small museum but beautifully appointed. Lots of history here not only related to hungarian telephony but the greater universe of telephones. Some english available as well as a souvenir booklet for 250 huf. Be aware the entrance is obscure.. The museum is located in an interesting area with easy walking access to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

I visited on a Saturday and you should note that at weekends the entrance is through a courtyard on adjacent street - Orszaghas St. Fascinating collection of equipment in a a beautiful building. Only a couple of rooms but much of the signage is in Hungarian and some English. The curator will demonstrate the early rotary selector automatic exchange on... More 

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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