Hungary, The Kresz Géza Ambulance Museum and the National Ambulance Service / Part 3
The NAS also has a beautiful Museum, called “Kresz Géza Ambulance Museum” in honor of its founder. Its located in downtown Budapest, in the “Ambulance Palace” which was built in Markó Street in the 1890s
It has served as a home not only for the ambulance station and dispatch center, but also for the museum commemorating their heroic work.
Kresz Géza Ambulance Museum: the collection that can be seen is unique and one of a kind in Europe
Visitors become acquainted with the artifacts of ambulance work, as well as the noble and selfless mission of the organization.
The Items and vehicles are shown in chronological order, in their original surroundings.
Visitors can get a glimpse into the past of Hungarian ambulance and first aid work, beginning with the early days of “barber-surgeons”, followed by the Budapest Volunteer Ambulance Unit, giving way to the later formation of city ambulance units.
Visitors also receive historical insights into the nationwide ambulance network that began to develop between the two world wars.
The development of the National Ambulance Service, founded in 1948, is also traced in its historical details.
It traces the development of oxiology, the science of ambulance work.
The collections of Kresz Géza Ambulance Museum include various medical and technical equipments, uniforms, and ambulance vehicles
It presents in detail the history of the emergency vehicle, including the transition of ambulance services from horse carriages to motorized ambulances.
In the garages, unique and veteran ambulance vehicles are displayed.
The institution also has a movie room, where visitors can view interesting documentaries about the exciting life of emergency workers.
One of the vehicles precently owned by the National Ambulance Service, a Nysa 522 in great conditions with all its original equipment, is now exhibited inside the “Spadoni Emergency Museum” of the city of Parma, Italy.
The NAS is one of the best examples of how Ambulance services have their roots in the history, and the “Kresz Géza Ambulance Museum” shows some of the best items and vehicles and how they changed with time.
A remarkable and one of a kind institution that everyday inspires new generations and provide memory for the older ones.