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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
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
On the second floor the visitor will find himself in the laboratoty of the 1950'-ies. We can see the table of famous chemistG├ęza Zempl├ęn, a gas-jet heated drying wardrobe and a number of other original objects. continue
A taste of the exhibition
It is proven that chemical activities were carried out in the Carpathian Basin even before the Hungarian conquest. The gold-mining of the Roman Empire was continued by the descendants of the Hungarians. There was metallurgy, expoerts were experimenting with alloys and the control of refineries and the mints. continue
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
One of the most interesting objects of the exhibition is the GIER computer mostly used for the supervision of chemical processes. The Danish device was used by the P├ęt Nitrogen Works for the evaluation of the parameters of its Ammonia department. The computer was produced in 1966. 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
The material is placed on tho tableous. The capital and the rural chemical industry and pharmaceutical industrial enterprises are shown separately. Besides the photographs we can see company reports, company newspapers and copies of chemical industry expert reviews are exhibited. 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
Say M├│ricz: The Basics of Chemistry
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. 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 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 was arranged for the 50th anniversary of the Veszpr├ęm Chemical Industry University. The exhibition represents the development of the institute established in 1949. continue