Event calendar
2024. April
Trianon Museum - Várpalota
Trianon Museum
Address: 8100, Várpalota Zichy-kastély
Phone number: (30) 646-7089, (88) 372-721
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 10.30-16, Fri-Sun 10.30-17
Permanent exhibitions
Peace treaties ending WWI were received with ardent refusal and confusion in Hungary. Irredentists demanded the verification of the treaty, patriot and military associations resettled outside of Hungary united, as well as campaigns and collection of signatures set off. continue
The citiens of Balassagyarmat first revolted on January 29, 1919 against the occupation of the Czech legionaries who had been there for two weeks by then. The revolt was supported by the Hungarian military who were stationed nearby. continue
An unmovable keystone of the existence of old Hungary was the autonomy of countries. The most tarnished building of counties was the County Hall. continue
Probably the least known and more abominable chapter of the emporium changes of 1918-1920 were the demolition of public statues, tablets and statues that had been moved abroad. continue
István Erdélyi, the descendant of the count Menyhért Lónyai, once minister of Hungary, lives in Serbia presently. He began to research mansions and castles his family owned in the past. There is no important castle in the Carpathian Basin he did not paint in his catching style. continue
Our exhibition offers a unique time travel to the nicest towns, villages and castles natural beauties, mountain tops, rivers and ethnographic curiosities of historic Hungary. The exhibition showing thousand faces of Hungary is based on the unique collection of the Postcard Museum of Szerencs. continue
As part of the Treaty of Trianon Museum the visitors enter a middle class enterieur from the beginning of the century. In addition to furniture and related items, relics in connection with the irredentist musical movement are on display . Beside the wind and percussion instruments, a few contemporary music rarities are also to be seen. continue
The pain that came after the the Trianon Treaty re-annexes effected the whole society, including the peasants. In a materialized form it was incorporated in the daily life of peasants' life. continue
After WWI, from 1938 to 1941 part of the regions that had been detached formerly was gained back by Hungary. The exhibition presents the first breath-taking moments of the reunion via colored and black-and -white photos, as well as maps showing the changes. Cs. Szabó László, Rónai Zoltán, Marái Sándor also sent surprising reports which we also show at the display. continue
Várpalota was a dooming market town in the 19th century. The citizens generated long-lasting values in the region where several nations and religions existed together. continue
Heraldic is the discipline of scientific research of the history and making of coat of arms. Heraldic was one of the disciplines that suffered the most in the past decades. Thus, the hand-painted coat of arms series by Mógor Tamás is of a special significance. continue
During decades before WWI, glasses with stickers were the most important tourist souvenirs sold at spas and tourist centres. After WWI these were exchanged for porcelain objects and glasses. continue
The exhibition presents objects that present the determination of Hungarians in WWI and WWII. Objetcs made in trenches of root ot trees, bullets etc are shown, glasses, magazine articles, trays show the poignant proof of the love for the country of Hungarian soldiers. continue
The painter Smogy Győző endeavored something unparalleled in the 1970's. He roamed the country and did drawings of all Hungarian occupied villages from the top of hills, churches and houses. The phantastic work is done and can only be seen at our exhibition with the amendment of the artist. continue
One of the most widely known and talented Hungarian artist couple took on the restoration of the ceiling windows in the old Baroque library in the Trianon Museum. In the middle of three glasses contours of integer and Trianon Hungary can be seen with the coat of arms of four counties of old Hungary with the names of the counties on the side. The seats of the counties are signed by tiny spots. The museum received the three glasses by way of offer. continue

In our exhibition valuable relics of the Hungarian's anthem are shown that reveal various segments from the history of the various anthems. Among our rare documents, the visitors will find a theatrical poster from 1844 announcing the birth of the National Anthem, as well as Erkel's music manuscripts, rare sheet music in addition to contemporary documents.

The exhibition is to commemorate the destruction of one of the most advanced pre-World War I rail networks in Europe, and the heroic resistance of Hungarian railway workers. continue
The Sajó Sándor memorial exhibition honors the poet who wrote about the trauma of Trianon, just like Reményik Sándor, in the 1920's. The family heritage of Sajó Sándor including original documents and poems amazingly survived in a cellar in Buda. continue
Interestingly, the details of how Sopron could remain part of Hungary, as well as the details of the uprising before WWII have remained unknown by the public. Our exhibition shows the given international military and diplomatic situation, the patriotism of students of Sopron, the proclamation of Lajtabánság and the role of Prónay Pál in it via contemporary diaries, photos and documents. continue
The changes considering the borders of Hungary that occurred after 1918 can be most punctually tracked via postcards and stamps. continue