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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
The museum is not only unique to our country, but is the only independent chemist museum of Mid-Europe. It was established on the site of a ruined castle in Várpalota. Várpalota has a central role in the Hungarian chemical industry and is easily accessible from Budapest. continue
Permanent exhibitions
A taste of the exhibition
The exhibition gives a universal picture about the slow change to the modern developed and capitalized production methods. The reason for the slowness can be found in the lack of financies as well as the limitative affect of the conscious Austrian industrial policy. continue
A taste of the exhibition
The large paintings seen in the entrance hall of the Thury castle were made for the proposal published for the millecententenary in 1996. The series were evaluated by the Fine and Applied Arts Lectorate. The paintings represent the the most important battles of the catstle (1566 and 1593), together with the building and peaceful weekdays of the castle. continue
A taste of the exhibition
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. continue
A taste of the exhibition
Before the middle of the 18th century natural sciences had been instructed only as part of philosophy. The teachers of the protestant schools had studied in the western academes, and on returning home they began teach their students accordingly. Chemistry was taught as part of physics. continue