Event calendar
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2023.07.20. - 2023.07.20.
Debrecen
2023.05.26. - 2023.07.26.
Budapest
2023.04.07. - 2023.08.27.
Budapest
2023.03.23. - 2023.04.23.
Budapest
2022.11.29. - 2023.02.18.
Budapest
2022.11.11. - 2023.01.15.
Budapest
2022.11.11. - 2023.01.15.
Budapest
2022.10.29. - 2023.01.08.
Budapest
2022.10.22. - 2023.01.08.
Budapest
2022.10.14. - 2023.02.05.
Budapest
2022.10.13. - 2023.01.15.
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
Brick Museum of Dombóvár - Dombóvár
The museum building
Address: 7200, Dombóvár Dombóvár, Szigeterdei lakótorony I. Szintje
Phone number: (74) 465-715
Opening hours: Fri-Sat 13-17, Sun 9-13
Also at other times on prior notice.
The imprinted brick collection shown here was collected by the master builder Nándor Őri, member of the management of the Dombóvár Town Development and Protecting Society. The dwelling tower built in the early Middle Ages hosts 765 bricks made in various ages and in different workshops.

The unit on the right hand side from the door is a selection of bricks from the 19th century’s brick production of Dombóvár, from the factories of Bérdi, Lexa, Venturini, Spitzer. The first important brick factory in Dombóvár was opened by an Italian family that’s descendants still remember their origins. Following this unit, a few interesting bricks from the Middle Ages and a few valuable copies, among them the tile-brick from the Cistercite Abbey of Bátaszék picturing a unicorn, are shown. The following bricks can be interpreted as kind of letter characters, alongside a few original Roman bricks.

Bricks from the Esterházy brick factories have individual imprints on, together with the distinctive imprint of the commissioner.

Bricks from smaller brick factories in the Dombóvár region are also on display, eg. from Kisgát, Baté and Kaposvár.

The bricks shown from the Middle Ages bare ancient symbols and those of abstract professions. Objects used during brick production are also displayed placed on brackets on the walls. These, or similar to these, are still in use nowadays in the only existing brick factory in Dombóvár.

Bricks made in Vác, Baranya, Somogy and Tolna County are also part of the showing, eg the tile factory of Hőgyészi or the Kőbányai Ceramics and Tile Factory.

From pieces satisfying exclusive needs, pieces from the Zsolnay capital also saved by the master Őri from the Pataki House are shown. A few other curiosities are bricks of the Episcopate of Veszprém.

These are followed by bricks with date imprinted, eg. bricks from the period between 1766 and 1925. One eg. with the date 1813 is from the Vienna Workshop considered the predecessor of the Buda Brick makers.

The equipment also represents the Spitzer Family’s factory relics and production history relics.

Bricks from the towns, Bonyhád, Tamási or Sásd also reflect on manufacturers of the places.

Ledge bricks introduce the visitors the secret of static of brick constructions. Ledge bricks show the method of construction with their unique size and form. The exhibition also deals with ways of lifestyle of brick makers.

Brick was also present in one of the painful parts of modern history: Between the summer of 1944 and spring of 1945, thousands of Hungarians were deported and moved to "camps and temporary lodgings" many of them located in deserted brick factories. The brick with the David star and the name "Imre" remembers this fragment of history. Placed on top of a small mound, it is a symbol of decadent life and values.

Collectors all over the country preserve bricks waiting for the opportunity to exchange them on a good offer. At our showing, nearly 300 pieces to be swapped await the collectors.