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Tokaj Museum - Tokaj
Address: 3910, Tokaj Bethlen Gábor út 7.
Phone number: (47) 352-636
Opening hours: 02.05-30.11.: Tue-Sun 10-16
01.12-01.05.: Tue-Sat 10-16
Tokaj Museum has been operating as a region museum since 1962. The institute serves as the main scientific basis of many conferences held in the area. Its permanent exhibition was opened in 1985 in a renovated building that had been a Greek trading house before. The museum collects relics of regional history, ethnography and fine arts.

The first collection unit is made up by ecclesiastic relics. This collection is divided into two larger parts. A great variety of objects represent the North Hungarian provintial baroque ecclesiastic arts (paintings, corpus and applied arts collections). The other part consists of about 150 icons and other liturgic items connected to them. All these are further enriched by German incunabula and the products of the famous press of Nagyszombat.

The ethnographical collection consist of items regarding the grape and wine culture of the area. Traditional tools of grape cultivation are found here. There is a separate unit for displaying items of the cooper trade. There are relics connected to the transport and storing of the wine .
Permanent exhibitions
The biggest and the most famous castle of Tokaj history is the Rákóczi Castle. It was on an ’island’ in the convergence of River Tisza and Bodrog. The archeological excavation started in 2007, is said to be fantastic. continue
In our bigger exhibition room downstairs, our kind guests can see a thematic exhibition. During its viewing, you can get acquainted with the history and geology of Tokaj Hill (hereby Tokaj), such as its minerals and flora- fauna in details. You can also get acquanted with the archeological localities which arose after the settlement. continue
One of the most spectacular and the most valuable unit of the museum’s permanent exhibition is the ecclesiological exhibition on the first floor. Mr. Béla Béres, a priest from Tokaj offered his 800 pieces collection to his favourite town’s museum in 1981. continue
In Tokaj it was common to build a cellar under or next to the houses. Under the Museum of Tokaj, according to the region’s traditions, there is a complex system of cellars. continue