Ganz Factory, Budapest

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Ganz Factory, Budapest

Description

Foundry of the former factory of Abraham Ganz, it operated until the 1960s. Based on Ganz’s patent, they produced chill-cast railway wheel. The production ceased in 1964, and the building was protected as industrial heritage afterwards. It was opened in 1969 as a museum. The building was renovated in 1992. The facades display saw-tooth brick architecture.

Subject

cultural

Creator

Dora Merai

Date

1858-62

Identifier

@Silas 2015 (Wikimedia Commons)

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The site is really impressive, and the exhibitions are special. The operation of the original factory is well presented, one can understand the processes. It is a nice, peaceful place with great architecture to visit in the middle of the city.

Original Format

industrial

Local URL

https://www.kozlekedesimuzeum.hu/en/institutions?tid=10

Location

Budapest

Occupation

The building is open for visitors as the Foundry Museum. The original machinery of the Ganz factory is presented, relics from Abraham Ganz, and exhibition on the history of founding metal in Hungary from the prehistory until the present, with special focus on iron and steel.

Alternative Title

Foundry Museum

Address

Hungary, 1027 Budapest, Bem József Street 20

Collection

Citation

Anonymous, “Ganz Factory, Budapest,” Heritage Reuse – Old Buildings with New Life, accessed February 16, 2020, http://crowdsourcingheritage.net/items/show/53.

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