Budapest (MTI) – Several objects from the Transport Museum of Budapest will be on show at the House of European History in Brussels to open on Saturday.
The permanent exhibition will present European history through more than a thousand objects and the Transport Museum has been one of the partner institutions that have lent pieces for the show, the museum said on Friday.
Major transport developments, such as the growing popularity of steam-powered vehicles and the development of city transport will be featured in the exhibition’s 19th-century displays and Budapest has contributed three objects. A 1:10 scale model of Hungarian State Railways’ reversible steam engine used on branch-lines, the sign for a stop on the electric-powered train line in the southern Hungarian city of Pecs and a railwayman’s pocket watch decorated with the picture of a steam engine will be on show in the Brussels museum.
“The permanent exhibition will focus firstly on the convictions and beliefs that defined the 19th century – Europe’s ‘entry into modernity’ – before moving on to consider Europe’s descent into war and destruction,” the website of the museum shows. Exhibitions, multimedia guided tours, educational resources, workshops and seminars are just some of the offerings that will create a captivating experience, it added.
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