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2024.04.20. - 2024.11.24.
Budapest
2023.12.15. - 2024.02.18.
Budapest
2023.11.16. - 2024.01.21.
Budapest
2023.11.09. - 2024.03.17.
Budapest
2023.10.27. - 2024.02.11.
Budapest
2023.10.18. - 2024.02.18.
Budapest
2023.09.22. - 2024.01.21.
Budapest
2012.03.01. - 2012.03.31.
Vác
2012.02.01. - 2012.02.29.
Miskolc
2012.01.22. - 1970.01.01.
Budapest
2011.10.04. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.07.04. - 2011.07.08.
Budapest
Pál Vágó Region Historical Collection - Jászapáti
The museum building
Address: 5130, Jászapáti István király út 23.
Phone number: (57) 441-071
Opening hours: Tue-Fri, Sun 8-12, For groups on prior notice.
The building is in István Király Street. On the wall it says 'Vágó Pál Local History Museum'. It is a little exaggeration since the institution has not been declared museum yet.

The house built by the captain Vágó Ignácz in 1803 has thick walls and high roof made of extremely big beams. The mansion-like building has four windows on the facade. The roof with 'beaver tail' tile is down to the porch which is closed by the so-called 'clean entrance'. The chimney gathered all the smoke coming out of the house.

A giant a tended yard belonged to the house but after WWII six houses were built on it. The studio of the painter Vágó Pál was also built in the yard towards the end of the 19th century. One wall had a fresco painted on it, but in the fifties it was removed.

The house and the studio was used for varied things in the past decades. Once it was a kitchen for the police, then a MNDSZ headquarter, a shoemaker workshop etc. The house in which the painter was born was turned into an exhibition ward while the town library and the GAMESZ was moved to the old studio. Presently a tourist agency is run in the studio while in the other part original paintings by Vágó Pál can be seen.

In the rooms of the house, varied permanent exhibitions are open with material Bistey László began to collect after the war. He could estimate the value of the objects in the attic and so he bought them. The manager of the MÉH Gyárfás Mátyás and the teachers Bodonyi József and Szikszai Gábor helped him.

The Jász Museum also helped with installations and via employees, Dr. Tóth János and Mrs. Horti, Dr.Bathó Edittől, as well as the Damjanich János Museum of Szolnok. The showcases they gave made the wards look like real museums.

By the 60's the function of the rooms already was given. The biggest of these is preserved for permanent exhibitions. At the end of the 70's there was greater reconstruction works were performed on the building. When gas was installed in the houses of the town, the museum was also included. In 2003 the roof was changed.

Beside the permanent exhibitions, new ones, fine- and applied art, and local history, open every month.
Permanent exhibitions
The most precious part of the collection is an original loom, even if it is mended. The material in it was waved years ago. continue
The ceramics exhibition bestowed to the town by the ceramic artist and designer Béla Mihály is a valuable part of the local history exhibition. continue
One of the original works of art by the painter Pál Vágó portraits 'the wise man of Hungary', Ferenc Deák. continue