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Kisfaludy Memorial House - Sümeg
Museum entrance
Address: 8330, Sümeg Kisfaludy tér 2.
Phone number: (70) 466-4036
Opening hours: Temporarily closed.
linguistic science, literature, permanent exhibition
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Museum tickets, service costs:
Group ticket
300 HUF
Ticket for adults
500 HUF
Ticket for students
300 HUF
Ticket for pensioners
300 HUF
The life and literary activities of the most famous citizen of the town is connected to his house in Sümeg. His thoughts and ideas were spread all over Hungary from this spot.

Sándor Kisfaludy was one of the leaders of the language neology movement. Although he spoke several languages, his literary activity served for the protection of his native tongue. At a period when the official language of the state was the German, Kisfaludy wrote his masterworks in Hungarian. His book entitled "Himfy's poems" made his name well known among our acknowledged literary masters.

From the 1820'ies he worked ever more intensively for the sake of the Hungarian education. He took part in the publication of the first Hingarian periodicle, the Auróra. In 1820 he was elected as a member of the Hungarian Academy.

He spent the last decades of his life reclusively. He died on 28th October 1844. His grave can be found in the cemetary of Sümeg.

The exhibition also sets a memorial to the poet's family members.
His younger brother is considered to be the father of Hungarian comedy and the first successful writer of Hungarian short stories. His portrait, several drawings, his writings and paintings are exhibited.

Róza Szegedi (1775-1832) used to be Kisfaludy Sándor's first wife. The exhibition represents her portraits as a young and an old lady, and some personal objects in a contemporary wardrobe. After her death Kisfaludy married the 41 years younger Amália Vajda (1813-1841), but no paintings or drawings were left of her.