National Holiday –  Hungarian National Museum.

National Holiday –  Hungarian National Museum.

District, VIII., 14-16. Múzeum Blvd.

Open from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Due the national holiday, on August, 20. the museum is open.

On this day the exhibitions  can be visited free of charge.

Permanent Exhibition … One of the most valuable pieces of the Museum is the ceremonial robe once worn by Hungarian kings at their coronations. According to the Latin inscription on the garment, it had been donated to the Basilica of Székesfehérvár by our fist king Saint Stephen I and his wife Giselle in 1031.

Get to know relics from earlier millennia! Our archaeological exhibition presents to the visitor the history of the people’s of Hungary from earliest times up to the Avar age. In the first half of our historical exhibition, visitors can follow the main events of Hungarian history in the medieval period, by way of outstanding artefacts from the time. In this part of the exhibition, present the leading personalities and key events in Hungary’s history during the modern era and subsequently.These stone relics supplement historical and art historical knowledge relating to the Roman province of Pannonia, in a period from which few data from other sources have survived.

Temporary Exhibition … The Seuso treasure, the most significant silver find  from the period of the later Roman Empire is exhibited in the Hungarian National Museum.

From the 1st century AD the Western part of what is now Hungary belonged to a province named Pannonia of the Roman Empire. The last heyday of Pannonia in 4th century AD was characterized by huge manors and luxurious villas in the countryside. Their owners belonged to the rich elite of the empire. One of them was named Seuso, whose silver tableware is now exhibited for the public audience by the Hungarian National Museum.

Source HNM

Update Aggie Reiter

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