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Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. Information and Visitor - Paks
Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. Information and Visitor
Address: 7031, Paks Atomerőmű, Hrsz: 8803/17.
Phone number: (75) 505-059
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8-15, Sat 9-13
research time: Tue-Wed 8-15
The plant history collection of Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. was risen into museum level in 1999, because at this time it was registered among the Hungarian museums.

The collection plays a dual role. Firstly, information is given to the visitors on the peaceful use of nuclear energy by a permanent exhibition. Secondly, the remembrances of the commissioning and operation period of Paks Nuclear Power Plant and other written and objective documents are collected and displayed, which are in connection with the application of nuclear energy in Hungary.

Hungary and the Soviet Union signed an inter-governmental agreement for the commissioning of a nuclear power plant in 1966. The first excavations were started in 1969, then the construction was suspended and it was restarted only in 1973. Unit 1 of Paks Nuclear Power Plant was connected to the national grid on 28th December 1982. The commissioning of the plant was the largest industrial investment in Hungary and it had a significant impact on the national development of industry, as well.

This is a huge work, because the plant history collection has to focus on the entrance of the country to the nuclear age. This work is greatly supported by the Information and Visitors' Centre opened on 28th September 1995. The peaceful use of nuclear energy is presented on a 1000m2 permanent exhibition area including 17 stages.
Permanent exhibitions
Előd Nagy: Ede Teller
Creations prepared by the painter Előd Nagy, which present construction phases of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, are in the Visitor's Centre of the Plant. In response to the invitation on the part of the Governmental Commissioner Benjamin Szabó, Előd Nagy first visited the construction site of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in autumn of 1979, then, since 1981, he has a contractual relationship with the Paks NPP. continue
Atomic Energy Museum, which is the only one of its type in Europe, invites the visitors at the northern section of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in a 2000 m2 impressively renovated warehouse. continue
A taste of the exhibition
Our permanent exhibitions along with the opportunity for a visit inside the plant have largely contributed to the acceptance of the nuclear energy in Hungary. Beginning with a brief review of the local history the peaceful use of nuclear energy is presented with the help of photos and diagrams on 17 different collections of posters. The game machines placed in the area of the exhibition give tokens in return to right answers and the winner can choose among different gifts by using them. continue