* 10 characteristic scenes and locations of the Communist era between 1949-1990 come to life
* On MINIVERSUM's giant model layout of Hungary and 4 separate small model sets
* The animated exhibition is supplemented by archive photos, texts and captions
* Glimpse behind the Iron Curtain and see what it was really like!
While we remain devoted to spectacle and fun, mini world is now supplemented with archive photos and text in this exhibition. Visit our giant model layout to learn about the previous regime using scenes and venues such as a large-scale industry site and mine, Soviet army barracks, a classic Eastern housing estate, a pioneer camp and railway, a farmers' cooperative and the Iron Curtain itself.
The photos and text explain concepts such as Comecon, the planned economy, the pioneer movement, the Workers' Militia, Soviet occupation, the Pan-European Picnic and dangerous vagrants.
You can visit the Life under Communism exhibition with normal MINIVERSUM admission at no additional cost.
Map of the exhibition scenes and displays:
The exhibition uses the words "communism" and "communist" for the political, economic, social and cultural system of Eastern European countries, including Hungary, from 1949 to 1990. Sometimes also referred to as socialist or party-state dictatorship, this is the commonly used simplified term in everyday language.
The archive photographs have been taken from the Fortepan archives (www.fortepan.hu).
The editing of the exhibition was completed in November 2014.