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Mihály Munkácsy Museum - Békéscsaba
Address: 5600, Békéscsaba Széchenyi u. 9.
Phone number: (66) 323-377, (66) 328-040
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10-18
The Museum Association of Békéscsaba founded in 1899 established the institution. The museum collected archeological, ethnographic, fine art, historic, numismatics, applied art, natural sciences and paleonthological relics.

In 1910, the patrons of the museum commissioned the architect Wágner József to build a new home for the large collection. The Neoclassicist building still the home of the collection was opened in 1914. The museum was named after Munkácsy Mihály (Munkács 1844-Endenich 1900) who spent his childhood in Békéscsaba.

The institution now holds over 170 000 archeological, 10 000 ethnographic, 5500 fine art, 4500 historic objects and thousands of relics of natural sciences. The historic archives made up of 37 000 pieces and 50 000 photos is also significant.

The relics collection of Munkácsy Mihály is among the most important acquisitions. It includes his personal belongings, photos of his life, works, models, writings and his ornithological collection.
Permanent exhibitions
The White Stroke (dioráma)
The visitors may peep inside the world of the sodic soil, marches through, bleaks and the underwater life of the Körös via five dioramas. We also show Pákásztanya and its surroundings as well as the environment of the strokes. The geology section and two showcases introducing the topic of paleontology follow the pictures. continue
The archaeological showing is a collection of the most important archaeological heritage from Békés County. It is divided into three units: Prehistoric times, migration period, as well as the original settlement and Árpád period. These units are to be found in separate rooms. continue
The exhibition room dealing with economy ethnography recalls some details of traditional husbandry in Békés County. continue