Museum Exhibition

The Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder Museum, previously located in Terény, Nógrád County, has moved to Keszthely. This unique museum comprises the collection of Vilmos Nagy, known as the world’s largest reel-to-reel tape recorder collection. The museum features over 500 different reel-to-reel tape recorder devices and accessories, all of which are operational and play period music.

The museum not only showcases products from various manufacturers but also includes historically significant audio recordings. For example, the first stereo tape recordings from 1943, made during the bombing of Berlin, where the sounds of anti-aircraft guns can also be heard. Among the Hungarian pieces in the collection, there are special rarities such as the M12 prototype and the BRG floppy disk patented by Marcell Jánosi.

The museum is open to visitors every day with guided tours, except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During the exhibition, visitors can also encounter various other curiosities, such as Edison’s gramophone, spy recorders, and black boxes from airplanes.

The new location and interactive exhibition aim to allow visitors to experience the magic of analog sound recording and learn about the history of technological development.