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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
There is a Valuable balance made at the beginning of the 20th century and the socalled mercurial heft series of Károly Than. We can also see letter balances, a grain quality analizer, which latter one was used to measure the weight of a certain amount of grains. Visitors can also see drug-store heft sets, analytical and many other kinds of balances. continue
A taste of the exhibition
In the main stair case of the museum we can see the picture-gallery of those Hungarian scientists and industrial experts, who contributed much to the chemistry instruction and the chemical industry and science. 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
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