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Hungarian Museum for Science, Technology and Transport - Foundry Museum - Budapest
Hungarian Museum for Science, Technology and Transport - Foundry Museum
Address: 1027, Budapest Bem József utca 20.
Phone number: (1) 201-4370
Opening hours: On prior notice
This is the only foundry in Central Europe preserved as a monument, with a museum of foundry history operating in it. The museum hall built between 1858 and 1862 is Hungary's only remaining building with shed-roof mounted on Howe-type wooden grid structure.

Initially it was an iron foundry founded by Ábrahám Ganz (born in Unter Embrach, Zurich County, Switzerland, in 1814, died in Pest, Hungary, on December 15, 1867). Chilled iron railway wheels, railway-crossing points, corn milling rolls were produced on the base of Ganz's patent.

The production according to the original technology was continued until 1964 when the factory situated by then in the very city centre was closed and with the preserved equipment of the chill casting shop transformed into a historical museum of the trade.
Permanent exhibitions
The permanent exhibition represents the original appliances of the Ganz shell foundry: iron melting ovens, casting bowls, rotating cranes, shaping cupboards, hand-held tools. We can follow up the history of Hungarian moulding and learn the technical steps of modelling, melting, casting and preparing. continue