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Budapest Pinball Museum – tickets, prices, what to expect

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Playing Pinball was a massive pastime before radios, televisions, computers, and smartphones came in and changed the way we entertained ourselves. 

At the Budapest Pinball Museum, the city’s Number one museum on Tripadvisor, visitors can see pinball machines from the 1800s to the present.

Visitors can try their skills on up to 160 pinball machines at this quirky museum.

Every machine is playable except Hercules, the world’s largest pinball machine. 

But don’t you worry, for you can take a selfie with it!

Believe it or not, the Pinball Museum in Budapest is more popular with tourists than Heroes Square, Buda Castle, or the Liberty Bridge!

Locally, it is also referred to as the Flipper Muzeum.

This article tells you everything you must know about booking tickets to the Pinball Museum in Hungary

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What to expect at Pinball Museum

Step into an interactive arcade flush with fluorescent lights and over a hundred pinball machines with different themes and from different time periods.

The place is abuzz with people from all demographics locked in battles with their respective machines, whether children, couples, or adults looking to revel in childhood nostalgia.

This nostalgic playground is actually one of the most unique museums in the world, with some truly unique antiques, like the 1920s table hockey or the classic Humpty Dumpty, one of the first pinball machines made with flippers.

The ambiance of the Museum is a kaleidoscopic dreamworld, with merry, beeping machines, deeply intense graphics, and walls stripped back to brick form, echoing the machine rattle.


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Where to book tickets

Tickets for Pinball Museum are available online and at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters. 

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Visit the booking page for Pinball Museum Budapest, select your travel date and the number of tickets, and book.

Once you complete the booking process, the tickets will be mailed to you.

You do not need to carry printouts.

Show the e-ticket on your smartphone at the entrance and walk in. Carry a valid ID.

Pinball Museum Ticket Prices

Adult tickets for Pinball Museum for people between the ages of 26 and 62 years cost HUF 5,273 (€14).

Youth tickets for ages three to 25 can be bought for HUF 3,767 (€10).

Senior Tickets for all ages 63 and above are also priced at HUF 3,767 (€10).

Infants under three get in without charge.  

Budapest Pinball Museum’s tickets

This Pinball Museum ticket gets you access to all the pinball machines on display. 

When you book these Skip The Line tickets online, they get emailed to you. 

Your entrance ticket wristband is valid until closing time, and you can enter and exit the museum any number of times.

Some tourists also have dinner outside and then return for more time with the pinball machines. 

You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (26 to 62 years): HUF 5,273 (€14)
Youth ticket (3 to 25 years): HUF 3,767 (€10)
Senior ticket (63+ years): HUF 3,767 (€10)

Infants under three get in without charge.


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How to reach the Museum

The Pinball Museum is situated in the 13th district, known as Angyalföld, which is on the Pest side of the city.

Address: 18, Radnóti Miklós utca, 1137, Budapest. Get Directions

By Bus

Radnóti Miklós Utca bus station is a two-minute walk away from the Pinball Museum.

Balzac Utca bus station is a four-minute walk away.

Nyugati Pályaudvar M is a five-minute walk away.

Bus lines 15, 75, 9, 91, and 923 stop near the Pinball Museum.

By Train

Nyugati Pályaudvar metro is a ten-minute walk away.

Jászai Mari Tér tram stop is a seven-minute walk away

Metro line M3 and tram lines 14, 2B, and 4 stop near the Pinball museum.

By Car

Put your starting point here to navigate to the Pinball Museum.

Several parking spots can be found in the vicinity.

Pinball Museum’s timings

Budapest Pinball Museum is open from 4 pm to midnight from Wednesday to Friday. 

It is open from 2 pm to 12 am on Saturdays, and on Sundays, it is available from 10 am to 10 pm.

The Museum remains closed on Monday and Tuesday. 

How long does the tour take

People usually spend about two hours or more playing various games and learning about the displays in the arcade-styled museum.

The arcade can get very busy, so visitors must budget a little waiting time for the machines they want to play on.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Pinball Museum is 4 pm on weekdays, as soon as the Museum opens, when it is least crowded.

Weekends are understandably very crowded, and people drop in later in the evening on weekdays after finishing work.

FAQs about Pinball Museum

Here are a few frequently asked questions about Pinball Museum:

What is the Pinball Museum called locally in Budapest?

The Pinball Museum is called Flippermúzeum locally.

Do I need to put money into the machines to play?

Once an entry ticket payment is made, all the museum machines can be played indefinitely till the Pinball museum shuts down.

Is Budapest’s Pinball museum disability friendly?

Unfortunately, the museum lies in the basement of a century-old building, and it is not suitable for people with mobility impairments.

Where can I buy tickets to the Pinball Museum?

Tickets to the Flippermuzeum can easily be bought on its online ticketing portal.

Sources

# Flippermuzeum.hu
# Budapestflow.com
# Tripadvisor.com
# Lonelyplanet.com

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