The Kossuth Museum Ship has returned to its dock by Vigadó Square in Budapest after undergoing essential maintenance works.
The uniquely well-maintained steamship was built more than a hundred years ago at the Ganz-Danubius Shipyard in Újpest in 1913. The boat has now undergone a technical inspection and maintenance works before being returned to its rightful place.
The Kossuth Museum Ship is a rarity in that it functions as an exhibition space and a restaurant, while acting as an art object of the Museum of Transport.
The temporary exhibition, which traces the history of passenger supply on rails and water, will be open throughout the spring, and will later be replaced by another temporary exhibition introducing the 200 years of Budapest’s shipping.
“The country’s number one museum ship, one of the oldest steamships on the Danube, is the Museum of Transport’s highly important art object and exhibition space,” said David Vitézy, Director General of the Museum of Transport.
“Walking on such a ship is a special experience in itself, but the Museum of Transport’s ship models, exhibitions and programs have made the ship more popular in the last two years,” he added.