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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
chemistry, history of education, permanent exhibition, story
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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 titled 'The Development of Equipment of Chemical Experiments' opened in April 2004 by the help of books from the Hungarian Chemical Museum. The teacher Kapocsi Margit Katalin, contributor of the Hungarian Chemical Museum, designed the exhibition. Ever since, she has been an active participant in our chemical program.

The display includes a pageant introducing the showing and a showcase including books. The pageant includes a photo of Priestly (1733-1804) who discovered oxygen and other gases and a short quotation titled 'Trial' from the first study book of natural sciences.

A short review of the term 'chemistry' is also included in the pageant. It mentions that chemistry first appeared as an independent science at the secondary schools and primary schools and in the upper grades of grammar schools in 1926. Then it discusses the origins of experiments, the manufacturers of study equipment from where the schools could order.

Following the Compromise of 1867 the goal of experiments were worded, however, the equipment and rooms were still needed. According to a study of 1932-33, where any experiments took place than the financial support of the students was needed.

At the end this article closes the introduction and the list of books begins with the book by Say M├│ricz: 'The Bases of Chemistry' from 1862 published by the Heckenast Press and closes with the study book written by Mrs. Kecsk├ęs, Mrs. Rozgonyi and Mrs. Kiss at the National Study Book Press in 2003 titled 'Chemistry 8'. The development of 150 years can be followed through the examples of 60 pieces.