The foundry museum occupies the buildings of the engineering work established by the Swiss ironfounder Abraham Ganz (1815-1867) who moved to Budapest in 1841 and opened his own works in 1844, specialising in the manufacture of wheels for railway carriages and wagons. After Ganz died the company continued under the direction of Andras Mechwart (1834-1907), made important contributions to the development of roller milling technology and electric traction, and employed 6,000 people by 1895. The foundry closed in 1964. The casting hall occupied by the museum.
The museum illustrates the life of Abraham Ganz, the history of the building, the role of foundries in Hungary and living conditions of the workers in the nineteenth century; cupolas and cranes are displayed, together with samples of the company’s products. The Ganz company employed 6000 men in 1895, who were then engaged largely in making turbines and other electrical equipment. Its products can be seen in museums of technology in many European cities.
|Recommended duration of visit:||1 Hours|
|Duration of a guided tour:||20-45 Minutes|
|Access for persons with disabilities:||Available|
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|Gift and book shop on site:||yes|
January to mid March and December
Thursday – Saturday 10am–4pm
mid March to November
Tuesday – Saturday 10am–4pm