The Miniversum presents a world in miniature, offering visitors the chance to peek at scale models of Budapest landmarks. Part museum and part train set, the Miniversum is a worthwhile stop for visitors of all ages. Interactives are popular with kids, while the exhibit on Communism offers history enthusiasts a look into Hungary's past.
The most convenient way to visit is to prebook tickets to this popular museum—and take as much time as you'd like exploring—or try your luck with same-day entry. For a bird's-eye view, stop by the control room and watch train movement on the monitor wall, or for an insider's look, book special tickets for a guided tour.
You can easily visit the Miniversum between stops on a hop-on hop-off bus tour as most tours stop along Andrassy Street (Andrássy út), or visit after exploring the must-see St. Stephen's Basilica and Hungarian Parliament. Both are located within walking distance.
Things to know before you go
- Don't miss the interactive buttons, which trigger animations and sound effects.
- Families can visit the Playhouse, where kids enjoy hands-on building and model-making.
- Kids, students, and seniors enjoy reduced admission; discounted family tickets offer parents great value.
- Travelers report that the Miniversum is wheelchair accessible.
How to get there
Located on Budapest's bustling Andrassy Street, the most convenient way to visit the Miniversum is to take the metro. Hop on the M1 metro (yellow line) to the Opera stop, or the M2 metro (red line) to Deák Ferenc Square. Find the Miniversum on the first floor of Krausz Palace, just one block from the Hungarian State Opera, on the corner of Dobó Street (Dobó út).
When to get there
The Miniversum is open seven days a week but closes on Tuesdays in September for annual maintenance. Since the exhibits are located indoors, the Miniversum is a great rainy-day destination, though it's also a worthy stop to take a break from walking tours of historic Districts VI and VII.
Where to Learn About Budapest's Jewish History
Just a short walk from the Miniversum, travelers can find District VII, Budapest's Bohemian Jewish Quarter. To learn about Jewish history, tour the Dohany Synagogue, pedal around on a guided bike tour, or try a history walking tour. You should enjoy a meal in a Hungarian-Jewish restaurant and sample an aperitif in a Budapest ruin bar—several are located in District VII.
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