Transport Museum

The Transport Museum (Kózlekedési Muzeum: Map pp80-1; § 273 3840; XIV Városligeti kórút 11; admission free, temporary exhibitions adult/child 400/200Ft; S 10am-5pm Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat & Sun May-Sep, 10am-4pm Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat & Sun Oct-Apr) may not sound like a crowd pleaser, but it is one of the most enjoyable in Budapest and great for children. In an old and a new wing there are scale models of ancient trains (some of which run), classic late-19th-century automobiles and lots of those old wooden bicycles called 'bone-shakers'. There are a few hands-on exhibits and lots of show-and-tell from the attendants. Outside are pieces from the original Danube bridges that were retrieved after the bombings of WWII and a café in an old MÁV coach.

City Zoo & Botanical Garden The large City Zoo and Botanical Garden (Városi Állatkert és Nóvénykert; Map pp80-1; § 273 4900, 363 3701; www.zoobudapest.com; XIV Állatkerti út 6-12; adult/ child/student/family 1300/900/1000/41 OOFt; S 9am-6.30pm Mon-Thu, 9am-7pm Fri-Sun May-Aug, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Thu, 9am-6pm Fri-Sun Apr & Sep, 9am-5pm Mon-Thu, 9am-5.30pmFri-SunMar&0ct,9am-4pmNov-Feb) has a good collection of animals (big cats, rhinos, hippopotamuses), but some visitors come here just to look at the Secessionist animal houses built in the early part of the 20th century, such as the Elephant House with pachyderm heads in beetle-green Zsolnay ceramic and the Palm House (with aquarium 300Ft extra) erected by the Eiffel Company of Paris.

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