Visiting Hungarian museums can be a fun programme, especially on slightly colder summer days. No matter where you are in the country, you’re guaranteed to find great exhibitions since Hungary is diverse both geographically and culturally. Magyarorszagkul.nlcafe.hu collected five museums to visit in the countryside.
Grassalkovich Castle of Gödöllő
The Castle of Gödöllő and its beautiful park could be the perfect destination for a one-day getaway. You can get to learn about the era of the Grassalkovich family and the life of Franz Joseph and Sissi through 31 halls. The exhibition also includes a Habsburg photo gallery and a baroque theatre, which are both worth visiting.
Helikon Castle Museum of Keszthely
The other unmissable castle museum lies at the coast of Lake Balaton. The Helikon Library founded by György Festetics is Europe’s biggest baronial library that remained undamaged throughout history. Besides the must-visit library, the castle welcomes guest with exhibitions about hunting, history of trains and coaches.
Outdoor Forestry Museum of Szilvásvárad
The museum found in the Szalajka Valley aims to present the connection between man and nature. The forestry exhibition welcomes visitors with old woodcutter and woodworker tools, machines, and old forestry buildings.
Déri Museum of Debrecen
One of the jewels of Debrecen is the Déri Museum found in the centre of the city. Its main attractions are the two pieces of the Munkácsy Trilogy, The Ecce Homo and Christ before Pilate. But the museum has other curiosities as well, for instance, an exhibition about the story of the cívisváros (Debrecen was frequently referred to as a “citizen city”).
Benedictine Abbey Museum of Tihany
The museum is found in the friary, which was built along with the church. It’s the home of temporary exhibitions, but the location itself is very interesting, because Hungary’s last king, Habsburg Charles IV and his wife, Queen Zita lived in the friary. The entente powers put them there between the 26th and 31st of October, 1921, before sending them into exile in Madeira.
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