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2022.08.09. - 2022.09.18.
Budapest
2022.06.14. - 2022.09.12.
Budapest
2022.06.02. - 2022.07.24.
Budapest
2022.01.28. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2022.01.20. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2021.12.15. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.12.08. - 2022.02.20.
Budapest
2021.11.05. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.09.20. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2021.06.29. - 2022.02.13.
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
The History of Water Supply Museum Piece Exhibition Ward - Orosháza
The museum building
Address: 5900, Orosháza Tas utca eleje
Phone number: (68) 417-707
Opening hours: 01.04-01.10.: permanently
On prior notice other times are avaliable as well
In the 1980's I worked in the museum profession. I founded the group of local history in Orosháza made up of creative people. We did many useful things for the Town. Among this I can mention the creating of the first well museum of the country.

There was a beautiful water tower in the middle of the town, which was out of order. We asked for it to make a monument of the history of industry of it. After we were granted the tower, we decided on processing the history of wells in it and make it possible for the audience to visit it. Everybody collected something. I provided the furnishing of the museum.

After we were done, we invited the leadership of the town. We were so successful that they offered support to expand the show right on that spot. They suggested us surround the show with old wrought iron and collect old wells. We did all this; we also planted ornamental shrubbery between the wells. The opening ceremony was held on 5th, May, 1983.

We had been open for three years when a man appeared. He saw everything and then revealed himself: he was an architect museologist and his field was just what he saw. He offered to have the museum officially declared a museum. Moreover, he did so!

We received leave on 16, October 1986. According to this our show was a 'Water Supply Historic Collection'. We were listed among the professional collections and belonged to the Hungarian Museums of Water Management of Esztergom. They suggested us using the old name 'Well Museum' which was unique in the country.

We have been paid a lot of notice since. Many articles were written about us, we were mentioned in the radio, and we were presented on TV 22 times too. Presently the building is under the process to be declared national monument. The local Carrier and Water Engineering maintain it. Meanwhile I retired and took on the work of caretaking of the museum which I call 'The smallest museum of the country'.

Sándor Kiss Horváth
Permanent exhibitions
A taste of the exhibition
There is interesting information to learn at this well: first we may learn what the difference is between the sunken well and the wrought well. We may also learn that the sunken wells were called artificial wells for a long time and the water artificial water. However, the well of a village had a social significance. People could meet and have conversations at the wells, in some cases love formed between boy and girl. continue
Wells in the garden of the museum
The unused aqua tower was an ideal solution for an exhibition of well history. The exhibition's success can be put down to the skillful 'erection of the circular shaped building. The wells are displayed in various groups, the history of which is demonstrated through photographs and documents (of shaddofs, wheeled wells, artesian wells, aqua towers, etc.). Small items are also placed among the tableous. The space above the tableous is covered by photographs and paintings. continue
A taste of the exhibition
There are pageants, pictures, prepared birds and scene with a nerd catching a bird. The following is written underneath: "A ruthless law of nature: one of the animals have to perish so that the other stays alive." continue