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Hungarian Museum for Science, Technology and Transport - Chemistry Museum - Várpalota
Address: 8100, Várpalota Thury-vár
Phone number: (88) 575-670
Opening hours: 01.01.2011-31.07.2011.: Closed
20th century, chemical industry, economy, heavy industry, history, industry, Modern Era, permanent exhibition, World War One, World War Two
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Museum tickets, service costs:
Ticket for adults
600 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for students
(6-26 years of age)
300 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for pensioners
(62-70 years of age)
300 HUF
/ capita
Group guide
4000 HUF
/ group
Group guide
8000 HUF
/ group
The exhibition demonstrates the history of our chemical industry between the two world wars. The first part introduces those local and foreign scientists, whose work fundamentally determined the development of chemistry and chemical industry. It delineates the new conditions made after the disunion of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy and the plans of Hungary made for the chemical industry development.

Regardless of the fact that the major chemical industry raw materials - after Trianon - were found outside of the new borders, our chemical industry had fast developed between the two world wars. At the beginning of the 1920'ies the main pursuit was in the production of such products which were no longer produced because of the changes made regarding the borders.

Most part of the organic chemical industry's raw material was supplied by the city gas manufacture (tar, benzol, xilol, toluene etc.). Besides the functioning pharmaceutical factories (Richter Gedeon, Chinoin and Wander) the alkaloid chemist factory was established in Tiszavasvári for morphine alkaloid manufacture. The stations of the manufacturing are represented by a large mockup.

The oil fields of Lispe were discovered at the end of the 1930'ies. It caused a boost in the oil industry's development. The 200 kms long oil pipe was built at this time for the supply of the oil refineries of Csepel and P├ęt.

The plastic manufacturing Isola Works Plc. was established in 1922, in Pest. The exhibition gives us an insight into the paint- and the household chemical industry, as well as the production of the Kodak photography paper. Besides the early washing-powders visitors can see old washing machines and the early instrument used in machine-powered washing.