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Lamp Museum - Zsámbék
Lamp Museum
Address: 2072, Zsámbék Magyar utca 18.
Phone number: (20) 502-6682, (23) 340-694
Opening hours: Temporarily closed.
In the 1960's Ferenc Bours organized a 'Wine Museum' of his own collection of bottled drinks. He became interested in lamps while searching for the proper lighting of the museum.

He became so much interested in the beautiful pieces that without noticing it he started to collect them. He bought the objects displayed with his own money with a few exception. There were days when he purchased 20-25 of them. Most of the objects were dirty and rusty, some even lacking parts. Thus after learning the trade of restoration he repaired them all.

At the beginning, he ornamented his small flat of a room and kitchen. Later, thanks to the journalists and TV, more and more visitors arrived to see his collection. In 1970, he organized his first exhibition of 250 pieces on 'public demand' in the Cultural Center.

Off course, the number of the lamps increased gradually. He even became known worldwide in consequence of the popularizing work of the Hungarian News Agency. The Hungarian Film Industry helped him collecting lamps since it borrowed several of the lamps and the price they paid was a significant help in purchasing new lamps.

Soon, the space provided by the Cultural Center proved to be too small. In 1979 a Lamp Museum was opened in 18, Magyar Street, Zsámbék.

Presently there are 1000-1100 pieces are displayed in the sole Lamp Museum of the country. The institution was even listed in the Guinness Records. In 1980 it was accepted in the international Lamp Club in the USA, in 1983 the Australian Museums.

In Hungary, the President of the Hungarian Republic awarded the founder of the museum with a memorial coin. The Mayor of Zsámbék conferred the honor of freeman to him.
Opening hours
Temporarily closed.
Entrance is free of charge
Teachers holding educator card, people living with disabilities, as well as the visually impaired
Ticket prices
Ticket for adults
800 HUF
Group ticket for adults
(from over 10 people)
400 HUF
Ticket for students
(from 6 years of age)
400 HUF
Group ticket for students
(from over 10 people)
400 HUF
Ticket for pensioners
400 HUF
Group ticket for pensioners
(from over 10 people)
400 HUF
Ticket for families
(2 adults + 2 children)
2800 HUF
/ family
Individual combined ticket for adults
("valid for the Lamp Museum + Saint Wendelin Vernacular House with Relieves + Church Ruin)
1400 HUF
/ Capita
Individual combined ticket for students
("valid for the Lamp Museum + Saint Wendelin Vernacular House with Relieves + Church Ruin)
700 HUF
/ Capita
Individual combined ticket for pensioners
("valid for the Lamp Museum + Saint Wendelin Vernacular House with Relieves + Church Ruin)
700 HUF
Contact
Address 2072 Zsámbék, Magyar utca 18.
Museum manager
Vasvári Kinga
Telephone
(20) 502-6682
(23) 340-694
E-mail
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